Financial Accountant

This company is now looking for a contract Financial Accountant to join their busy team!

Your new company

This company scientists undertake world-class science focused on New Zealand’s biodiversity, biosecurity, land resources and environment. They want to ensure all New Zealanders have the knowledge, understanding and tools to live in harmony with our land by enjoying its many gifts, preserving its unique diversity, and enriching it with our creativity, care and culture.

Your new role

• Mentor and manage the Accounts Team; advise team on issues and queries.
• Tax compliance of GST and FBT
• Provide accounting support to Tier 3 overhead managers and Corporate General Managers
• Provide financial advice and information from the overhead areas to the General Manager of Corporate Services and the General Manager of People and Communications, that aids in planning and decision making for the organisation
• Engage regularly with individual cost centre managers to ensure they understand what their financial responsibilities and targets are, how they are tracking, and how we can add value
• Complete monthly reporting packages for publication in Board and Senior Leadership papers. Ensure that the management reports for the Corporate Services and People and Communications General managers, and Tier 3 Overhead managers are discussed and understood, and are a helpful tool to assist with the decision making process.
• Assist with the preparation of the commentary and appendices in the monthly SLT Finance report
• Assist budget holders with their business plan and fixed asset budgeting processes, and regular forecasting models
• Assist with Major Capex business cases, including providing NPV calculation and analysis for Property and Information Services & Knowledge Management.
• Assist project leaders with monitoring and understanding strategic reinvestment jobs with regards to Buildings and Software development.
• Ensure that foreign exchange exposures are appropriately managed as per company policy. Contracts to be Hedged and Approved and movements monitored within foreign bank accounts.
• Maintain fixed asset register, containing accounting and tax books.
• Provide information to Managers on fixed assets purchases monthly and advise on fund availability, policy and asset classifications.
• Ensure that capex job budgets reflect Board approved budgets and that projects are happening within time and within budget.

What you'll need to succeed

• Experience in interpreting financial data and adapting for discussion with non-financial staff
• Experience in communicating with non-financial staff
• Experience in supporting computer based Accounting and Financial Systems
• Experience in using job costing systems
• Experience in budgeting/forecasting
• ICANZ member
• Advanced excel skills

What you'll get in return

Working from home is optional two days a week. You will be entitled to income protection and life insurance.

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
Scientific and R&D
Senior Finance
Closing date
31 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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