Accounting, Finance & Financial Services

Senior Financial Accountant

Job Title: Senior Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Wellington
REF: 118405
Contact Details: Peter Campbell
Contact Email:
Job Published: 15 days ago

The Financial Accounting Team is responsible for ensuring accounting and taxation services, and financial reporting are delivered to a high standard.

In this role the Senior Financial Accountant Technical Lead will: 

  • Ensure the Council meets its internal and external reporting and planning accountability commitments
  • Provide the best professional advice available in regard to accounting standards and tax legislation
  • Provide the best professional advice available in regard to Councils accounting policy and accounting treatments of all processes, transactions and projects
  • Respond to specific financial issues and risks at Council
  • Planning, managing, and delivering key project work requirements

Strong demonstrable knowledge of and experience in:

  • High calibre finance professional with experience in an accounting or business environment.
  • Experience in understanding strategic outcomes, particularly non-financial outcomes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the application and interpretation of taxation and other relevant legislation.
  • Applies technical knowledge and skills to actual situations and across different contexts
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge and practical understanding of accounting standards, principles, relationships and language to the preparation and production of financial information
  • Insightful use of financial analysis techniques, tools and concepts to provide practical counsel to business and management in order to drive organisational results
  • Experience in the processes, systems and legislation relating to financial reporting within local authorities
  • Applies data management skills; can quickly and effectively extract and manipulate numerical information

Apply via the link provided or email