Financial Accountant

A great opportunity for a Financial Accountant to join a successful company!

Your new company

This company has expanded from the original three managed dairy farms to 59 properties presently in New Zealand and 14 in Tasmania and includes dairy farms, beef farms, orchards, vineyards and hop gardens. FarmRight now focuses on providing a full range of investment and management solutions to well governed, long term investors. This includes investors in portfolios of farms across various agricultural sectors as well as traditional equity partnerships. Their staff have an extensive range of experience including specialised consultancy, farm management, development and administration.

Your new role

Reporting directly to and working closely with the Finance Manager, the Financial Accountant is responsible for working collaboratively with the CFO, Finance Manager and all other accountancy, farm investment management and administrative positions.

Financial reporting and budgeting:

• Preparation of corporate client monthly, quarterly and year end reporting for specified client platform • Investigation into variances from monthly, quarterly and year end reporting • Responsible for monthly, quarterly and year end reconciliations for specified client platform • Liaising with Financial Manager for preparation of year-end financial statements • Understanding and experience of external auditing process • Collaborating with Finance manager for assessment and preparation of budget report for client platforms • Liaison with key internal and external contacts and responding to queries, such as responding to audit queries, assisting with audit plan internally, responding to tax advisors, responding to client queries • Assisting in problem solving through monthly, quarterly and year end reporting • Continuously improving process and procedures in end to end financial reporting to drive efficiencies • Best practice skills and process are maintained throughout financial reporting process


• Monitoring compliance during the year with client requirements and responding to those requirements • Robust understanding and experience with preparation of IFRS financial statements and changes to IFRS standards • Responsible for ensuring timely completion of compliance reporting requirements to Corporate Clients • Monitoring, review and improvement (where necessary) of key internal controls • Understanding of corporate governance and NZ company office requirements

What you'll need to succeed

You will be CA qualified with recent relevant experience in a similar role. You will demonstrate a proactive approach to your work and ability to work under pressure. Proficient in integrated accounting systems and advanced spread sheeting skills and prior excel modelling experience would be an advantage. Experience working within a large CA company is desirable. New Zealand tax legislation required and New Zealand tax experience essential.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.


Job Type
Agriculture, Fishing & Forestry
Senior Finance
Closing date
3 Mar 2022

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Olivia Gill, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Christchurch
Ground Floor, 131 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central

Telephone: 036695531

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