Jobs Senior Accountant/Client Manager – Business Services

Location: Hawkes Bay
Work Type: Permanent Full Time
Reference: SC10481

Growing Chartered Accounting and Business Advisory firm with impressive performance. The firm has an efficient and non-complicated structure and family friendly culture. Current dynamics have created the need for a Business Services Accounting Manager to join this successful firm and reap the numerous benefits of working there and living in sunny Hawke's Bay.

Some of the key aspects defining this role include but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of year-end financial statements and periodic tax returns
  • Provide clients with advice on accounting, software and general business issues
  • Provide clients with accounting and business support in areas such as cash flow, management reporting and forecasting, tax and general business enquiry support
  • Manage a small team of 3-4 business services professionals
  • Manage relationships with key clients
  • Other ad hoc tasks and projects 

Reporting directly to one of the Partners, you will be working (at different times) on a wide range of assignments under all Partners in the firm. 

The role will have strong focus on reviewing a team of 3-4 accountants and managing the workflow for a section of clients. In addition, you will be involved in various advisory projects for some of the larger and more complex clients. 

Your clients will operate across a range of industries including rural (beef, sheep and dairy farmers), property, construction, professional services and others in the wider commercial sector. The size of your clients will be equally diverse – from small trades people with a few thousand dollars annual turnover to complex group structures with annual turnover of more than $50 million. 

The team is diverse, and our client boasts impressively high retention rates and low staff turnover. A standard work week is 37.5 hours and you will not see people working after 5:30pm or on weekends. The firm offers a mix of high professional standards and work-life balance. 

We are looking for a CA or CPA qualified accounting professional with a minimum of 4-5 years current experience in client accounting, tax compliance and business advisory. 

Good general systems skills and experience with MYOB Essentials and Xero will come handy in this role. Naturally, at this level you will have proven people skills and previous reviewing and team management experience. 

This is a Hawkes Bay based role and we encourage suitably experienced and qualified candidates living anywhere in New Zealand and considering a move to Hawkes Bay to respond to this ad. 

This is a lifestyle role in a beautiful part of New Zealand that will appeal to an articulate Accounting Manager looking for a family friendly employer and better work-life balance. Professionals currently living and working in Auckland and other main centres in New Zealand will find house prices in Hawkes Bay quite appealing. 


This role is available through SCI in Auckland. 


To register your interest and find out more, please contact Steve Ignatov in our Auckland office on (09) 962 5687 / 021 286 1114 or email your CV in confidence to or quoting reference number sc10481. Alternatively, you can apply online by clicking the APPLY NOW button.  


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