senior financial accountant in Wellington Central

chris white, randstad
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wellington central
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7 years
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I am assisting a great government client of mine with the recruitment of their Senior Financial Accountant who will play a pivotal role in supporting the Financial Accounting Manager in the provision of accurate financial and management information.

A little bit about you

Are you a senior financial accountant who has previous experience at a similar level in a large finance function across government? Do you enjoy taking responsibility as a senior for directing, developing and managing the activities of the Financial Accounting team to ensure a high quality and effective service is provided across monthly reporting statutory reporting, tax compliances, financial controls, reconciliations and fixed asset management. Are you at the stage of your career where you can take ownership of representing the Finance & Performance team as the subject matter expert in projects or other initiatives?

What are your key tasks and responsibilities?

  • Deliver quality financial advice, analysis and services in relation to the financial accounting area.
  • Provide timely and accurate monthly management, board and statutory reporting.
  • Maintain technical knowledge and keep abreast of accounting and reporting developments. Implement any accounting changes and advise on any technical accounting issues.
  • Maintain the integrity of the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers, ensuring appropriate internal controls are maintained.
  • Drive continuous improvement across the team, streamlining accounting policies, financial systems, processes and procedures. Implement any changes to enhance information requirements as required.
  • Ensure all GST, FBT, PAYE tax obligations are met in a timely manner with no penalties imposed.
  • Maintain knowledge of developments in tax, providing advice to the business as appropriate and ensuring ACC’s taxation obligations are met.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in financial management and accounting principles and practices.

What experience are we looking for in you?

  • CA Qualification or an equivalent is a must
  • Current knowledge of reporting standards with a proven ability to remain up to date
  • Intermediate to expert level Excel skills
  • Previous experience withing a large government agency is an advantage
  • Previous ERP experience (Oracle Hyperion or Oracle Cloud is an advantage)

How to apply

If you can demonstrate that you meet the above criteria and would like to apply, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button. Alternatively, if you would like to have a confidential chat or are interested in finding out more information about the role, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Please call Chris White on 04 471 4871 or 021 613 656 or email

Or click ‘Apply Now’

Applications close on Friday 18th September at Midnight.

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


Financial Accounting/Project Accountant/CAPEX reporting/Fixed Assets Register/Asset Management/Budgeting/Forecasting

educational requirements

Post Graduate Diploma