Financial Accountant

  • Provide high quality financial and analytical information.
  • Inclusive, collaborative and flexible work culture.
  • Be a trusted business partner.

Nelson City Council
Nelson City Council is one of only six Unitary Authorities in the country. It provides both territorial and regional services for Nelson City. The region is vibrant, with a strong cultural, art and events focus, stunning beaches, world-class mountain bike and walking tracks and incredible weather.  It’s the perfect place to balance a career with a great lifestyle.
Based in Whakatū (Nelson), Aotearoa, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Financial Accountant to coordinate and deliver financial aspects of Council’s Annual Report, liaise with auditors, ensure tax compliance, and complete analysis and reporting to enable effective decision-making and financial planning.
The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Coordinating and delivering the financial aspects of the Council’s Annual Report.
  • Assisting with fixed financial processes such as month-end and year-end processes.
  • Managing taxation processes, including preparing, filing and paying GST, FBT and income tax returns for all registered entities
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly reports for the Senior Leadership team and Council
  • Assisting with the Treasury function

Using a business partner model, the team also offers accounting, analytical and modelling support to the organisation to improve decision making and financial accountability, as well as strengthen the financial literacy of our budget managers.
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) or equivalent.
  • A Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting or equivalent.
  • Solid relevant accounting experience in local government or a sizeable public or commercial organisation.
  • High level of communication and relationship management skills.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Wednesday, 6 July 2022
FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Leanne Brockelbank on 04 550 8000

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