senior financial accountant in Wellington

louis jackson, randstad
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NZ$ 75.00 - NZ$ 85.00 per hour

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NZ$ 75.00 - NZ$ 85.00 per hour
5 years
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job description

We currently have an exciting opportunity responsible for providing assurance across a range of accounting standards, while managing and overseeing end to end processes for a large government organisations financials, based in the Wellington CBD on a 5 Month contract with an immediate start desired (but not essential).

This role will give you the opportunity to provide financial expertise and advice to the organisation's business group, leading progressive business improvements resulting in enhanced financial management practices.

You will be a seasoned Financial Accountant with experience overseeing and managing financial inputs and providing advice at a senior level within government.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee production and submission of annual reports and estimates along with baseline updates, forecast tracks, estimated actuals and economic fiscal updates
  • Review and evaluate internal business cases as required for budgeting and forecasting purposes
  • Provide advice on guidelines that impact the Department and implement necessary changes
  • Manage and oversee cash flow forecasting exercises as required while controlling the five year cash flow forecast summary for operating and capital plans
  • Review balance sheet reconciliations on a cyclical basis to ensure compliance with accounting standards
  • Undertake monthly review of actual results and forecasting outlook to ensure that the Department remains within its funding allocation
  • Provide support and guidance in the Finance policies and procedures and process documentation for the Department
  • Train, support and mentor more junior finance staff to develop their capabilities and provide opportunities for development

Key Requirements:

  • CA Qualification or Equivalent
  • 5+ years relevant experience in a large organisation
  • Thorough and demonstrated knowledge of financial accounting ideally within government
  • Experience in relevant financial accounting information systems

This is a great opportunity to take your next contract position in a role that can give you great exposure to a range of responsibilities, with the opportunity to add real value.

If you are interested in this position, please apply via the link provided.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Louis Jackson on 04 471 4875 or email

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 Accountant, Management Accountant, Financial Reporting, Financial Analyst

educational requirements

Bachelor Degree