Accounting, Finance & Financial Services

Intermediate Accountant

Job Title: Intermediate Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Auckland
REF: 126473
Contact Details: Kayne Harrison
Contact Email:
Job Published: 9 days ago
  • East Tamaki Location

  • Permanent

  • Reputable firm

About the company:
My client is a stable and well-known CA firm based in East Tamaki offering second to none training and support. They pride themselves on providing all the benefits of a small CA firm but the professional standards of a large organisation. 

About the role:
In this role you will be responsible for preparing end of year financial accounts for various company structures, as well as the preparation of GST returns, preparation of income tax returns, and the preparation of other tax compliance work. In this role you will gain invaluable technical accounting and tax skills needed for the pursuit of successful career in financial accounting.  


  • Preparation and review of GST returns for clients for which you are responsible for or as directed. This task involves client management and reporting to Managers and Directors where appropriate. You also assume responsibility for ensuring that Inland Revenue imposed timeframes are met.

  • Setup of clients onto appropriate accounting software packages, problem solving in relation to client issues presented and training of clients as directed.

  • Data entry of client records where required, integration of accounting software packages, importation or migration of data, reconciliation of data from client software packages and alignment of general ledgers.

  • Preparation of draft financial statements, tax returns and other financial reports and finalisation thereof as instructed.

  • Identification of queries / issues for discussion with Managers and Directors in relation to tax return and financial statement preparation.

  • Client communication and relationship management in conjunction with Client Managers and Directors.

  • Tax administration including assisting with tax notices and maintaining our tax database as directed.

  • Communication with Inland Revenue regarding tax matters as appropriate or as directed.

  • Undertaking administrative and ad-hoc tasks as requested by Managers and Directors.

  • Attendance of client meetings as requested by Managers and Directors.

Skills & experience:

  • An experienced Intermediate Accountant, ideally with 2 – 3 years’ experience working in an NZ CA firm. 

  • Open to candidates studying towards their CA, or candidates qualified by experience that are not pursuing that pathway. 

  • Someone that has the solid foundations and is happy to continue with the preparation of annual accounts & tax returns. 

  • Would also consider a lower level Senior Accountant, but are not wanting someone to take on a client portfolio at this stage. 

If you are an experienced Accountant and think you have what it takes for this role, we encourage you to apply with your CV and a cover letter via Seek.

Ref: 126473