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Assistant Accountant

Job ID: 161431
Department: Corporate
Location: Tauranga
Posted: July 1, 2024


Thriving together - mō te taiao, mō ngā tāngata.
Our environment and our people go hand-in-hand.

We are looking for a dynamic and self-motivated Assistant Accountant to join our Finance team in this permanent and full-time role. The ideal candidate will have experience handling account reconciliation, responding to queries from other parts of our organisation and completing GST and FBT returns. We are looking for a candidate who is proactive, has strong attention to detail, a solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and excited to work in this fast-paced environment.

Te āhuatunga a te tūranga | About the role

Reporting to the Financial Accounting Team Leader and working closely with the other accountants, candidates will provide additional support in responding to audit queries. The role is responsible for a wide range of duties which include:

  • Assisting with day-to-day operations of the Finance team, that include monthly journals and month-end reconciliations
  • Completing daily bank reconciliations and other treasury tasks
  • Fixed asset accounting
  • Prepare GST and FBT returns
  • Collaboration with other teams to ensure accurate financial information
  • Providing assistance in our Annual Report and Long Term Plan projects

Ō pūmanawa | Your skills and experience

The skills and personal attributes we are seeking for the role are listed below: 

  • Bachelor of Commerce degree,
  • Proven ability to identify problems and use initiative to find solutions,
  • Experience in month-end processes (including journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and doing statutory returns)
  • Knowledge of asset accounting and maintaining fixed asset registers
  • Experience with TechOne would be an advantage.  

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and organised, reporting and contributing to the effectiveness of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Ko wai mātou | Who we are

Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council is responsible for land, air and water as well as public transport and economic development. A major focus of our work involves looking after the environment. We manage the effects of people's use of freshwater, land, air and coastal water. However, we also have a broader responsibility with others for the economic, social and cultural well-being of the regional community.

Kaimahi at the heart, we are a values-driven organisation, that really cares about our people.  Who you are is important to us and we welcome diversity as an opportunity to grow our teams and are keen to support people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religions and abilities. We want Toi Moana to be a place where you bring your whole self to work.

Highlights of working with us include:

  • Varied and challenging work.
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • Flexibility with the way you work.
  • A competitive remuneration and leave package, including additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year, employer paid insurance, well-being initiatives. 
  • A commitment to supporting you grow and develop.

This role is located in Tauranga.

Me pēhea te tuku tono  | How to Apply

Click APPLY NOW or contact Nolene Naude, Financial Accounting Team Leader on 0800 884 880 for a confidential discussion.

To access a copy of Te Tūranga Mahi (Job Description) please click on the following link or copy and paste it into your web browser:

NB: To apply for this job, you must have the legal right to be able to work in New Zealand and also a current, valid driver's licence.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 19 July 2024 and will only be accepted online.