Accounting, Finance & Financial Services

Senior Financial Accountant

Job Title: Senior Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
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Job Published: 4 months ago
  • Experience with a large complex organisation

  • Join one of the most sought after finance teams in Wellington

  • High level of autonomy for those with initiative and good judgement

Join a committed and passionate team that together focus on one common goal to make a positive difference to New Zealand and New Zealanders.

What you will do:

The Senior Financial Accountant is a lead role in the Financial Accounting Team providing direct support to the Manager Financial Accounting.

You will be responsible for:

  • Providing technical accounting expertise to support decision making within NZDF;

  • This role will be required to communicate accounting information to management and non-finance personnel to assist them in fulfilling their responsibilities and accountabilities;

  • The preparation of NZDF annual financial statements as well as month end and year-end financial close processes and reporting and taxation; and

  • This role is central to ensuring all legislative finance requirements are met.

What we need:

  • Good knowledge of appropriations management and Public Finance Act requirements;

  • Ability to write technical opinions by interpreting accounting standards, Defence policy and other public sector guidelines;

  • Ability to work well in a large team, delegating and coaching junior members and also performing a review function;

  • Ability to convey complex opinions and ideas across both finance teams and to the wider business.

How to Apply:

For further information or for a confidential initial chat, please contact Peter Campbell or Michael Chhim on (04) 494 7091 quoting job number 114578

Applications for this role close at 5pm on Thursday 27 January 2022.

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

Please note:

  • The NZ Government has announced COVID-19 vaccine mandates covering all employees of the NZDF.  Under the mandate, in order to be eligible to work within the NZDF, all staff are required to have received the first dose of the vaccine by 17 January 2022, and the second dose by 1 March 2022, and proof of your vaccination status will be required.

  • Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug screening test prior to any offer of employment being made.

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