Accounting, Finance & Financial Services

Financial Accountant

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
REF: 127950
Contact Details: Jeremy Hill
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Seeking a Financial Accountant with CA qualifications to join an innovative organisation providing cloud-based solutions to the clients.

Sitting in a high performing finance team this role reports directly to the CFO.

The purpose of this role it to monitor and account for the day-to-day account transactions and provide payroll support to the finance team. It will also assist the CFO in the prep and maintenance of finance records for the group's clients.

We are looking for someone who: 

  • Possesses strong accounting skills and is experienced in management and financial reporting (Big-4 experience would be an advantage)
  • Good organisational skills, able to prioritise work to achieve deadlines and has a keen eye for detail and analytical problem solving 
  • Has good knowledge of Microsoft 365 and accounting systems (experience with Dynamics 365 Business Central would be an advantage)
  • Has had some exposure or interest in managing property assets and tenants
  • Is a clear and confident communicator both internally and externally
  • Can work with minimal supervision 
  • Enjoys being a team player and supporting the wider business 

Key accountabilities:

  • Preparing bank reconciliations for the Client Trust Accounts
  • Monitoring the Client Ledger Trial Balances and investigating reconciling items
  • Entering Accounts Payable invoices and ensuring these are paid on time
  • Resolving customer tax related queries and liaising with Inland Revenue
  • Processing IRD tax refunds to our customers
  • Providing back up for the other Finance team members with the daily payroll banking
  • Assisting with the preparation of the month end management accounts for New Zealand and Australia
  • Assisting with the preparation of the GST and FBT returns

Qualifications & skills you will need to be considered: 

  • Tertiary accounting qualification
  • Fully qualified Chartered Accountant (CAANZ or CPA designation)
  • 4 years minimum accounting experience, including banking and tax filing
  • Extra points for payroll experience (desirable but not essential)
  • Must be eligible to work in New Zealand 

With plenty of variety on offer, we want someone who likes to take ownership of their tasks and has a “solution” mindset.  The role is ideally suited to someone who enjoys getting into the detail and can prioritise their work to achieve deadlines and meet the team objectives.

This role is based in the Wellington CBD and the team works from the office 5 days per week.

If you are a motivated self-starter looking to take the next step in your accounting career, we definitely want to hear from you so apply today!

If you are interested in this opportunity, please click the APPLY NOW button. All applications will be acknowledged electronically.

For further information contact Jeremy Hill on 021 978 180 or  Job No: 127950

Only people with the right to work in New Zealand may apply for this position. For advice on obtaining a New Zealand work or residence visa visit

Jeremy Hill, Tom Broxham, and Kunal Sayta are Beyond Recruitment’s Accounting, Finance & Financial Solutions recruitment team based in Wellington.