Business Accountant | Wellington City
|Category:||Accounting and Finance|
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Business Accountant April 2018 - JD.docx (Word, 203KB)
|Application Close Date:||22-Aug-2019|
We are looking for a Business Accountant to join our Management Accounting team in Wellington on a permanent basis.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is helping to seize export opportunities for our primary industries, improve sector productivity, ensure the food we produce is safe, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk. It's no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen!
To assist and support MPI's goals, we have a fantastic opportunity in Wellington for someone to join our Management Accounting team within the Finance, Property and Procurement directorate as a Business Accountant. You will join a supportive team that take pride in their work and strive for excellence.
About the role
This role is responsible for providing trusted financial and management accounting advice and support to influence, and quickly gain the trust and credibility with the management and budget holders. The role will develop an understanding of these business groups, provide high quality financial information to managers as well as contribute to ongoing financial business improvement solutions.
You will have previous experience working with senior managers and budget holders to deliver timely and accurate information and analysis, as well as accounting functions including variance analysis, budget and forecast setting and reporting.
To be successful in this role you will ideally have
- Membership of a professional accounting body.
- Experience in managing relationships and consultation with an assortment of internal and external stakeholders.
- A sound understanding of accounting principles and practices.
- The ability to interpret information and problem solve.
- Experience in analysing and advising on business decisions with financial impact.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Great time management skills and ability to prioritise.
Additionally, experience in Central Government financial management processes and procedures and knowledge of Finance One would be an advantage.
How / why to apply?
Our work stretches all the way from the Beehive to the border. If you want a career where you help New Zealand be the world's most sustainable provider of high-value food and primary products [MB1] in a very real way then this is it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow.
To view the position description and apply for the role, please click on “APPLY NOW” in order to be directed to our website. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close: Thursday 22nd August 2019
The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.