Jobs FEATURED COMMERCIAL ROLE: Management Accountant (Exclusive Role)

Location: Waikato
Work Type: Permanent Full Time
Reference: SC9980

Our client is an iconic brand at the forefront of its industry and over the years has become synonymous with innovation and business success in New Zealand.

Having worked with this organisation for a number of years we have monitored closely their impressive growth, particularly over the las 7-8 years. 

The company has an annual turnover in excess of $350 million and employs over 300 people in their various departments. The Finance team consists of 8 accounting professionals at various levels. 

Sustained growth and current team dynamics have created a rare opportunity for an articulate Management Accountant with a mix of well developed technical competencies and experience in costing, management reporting and financial accounting in a manufacturing environment. 

This Waikato based role will suit a self-driven accounting professional with an excellent ability to communicate clearly complex accounting and financial information to professionals across various levels and functional areas within the company. 

The successful candidate will report to and work closely alongside the Financial Controller. This is a key role in the Accounting & Finance team, effectively supporting the entire accounting function and offering plenty of opportunities for professionally stimulating initiatives with huge potential impact on this forward-looking organisation. 

This is a truly unique opportunity in the sense that our client is open to some input from the successful candidate on the final position description for this role. 

The ideal candidate will have a relevant tertiary qualification, experience with JD Edwards, IBM Cognos, and possess advanced Microsoft Excel skills. Experience in a manufacturing environment will be advantageous, although is not strictly required, as long as you meet the other essential requirements for this role. 

Our client’s brief is broad and is designed to attract a wider pool of experienced Management Accountants – from the intermediate to strong senior management accountant level. 

We are looking for a CA or CPA qualified professional. At the lower end of the brief for this role, you will have a minimum of 3-4 years current Commercial experience , preferably in a manufacturing/supply chain environment. At the upper end of the range, you will have 6-7 or more  years experience in the field. 

As an alternative to Management Accounting experience in the Commercial sector, we are open to consider CA/CPA qualified senior professionals (with Audit/Client Accounting experience) in a Big 4 accounting firm. 

In this role you will need an excellent attention to detail and accuracy and high-level of energy. In addition, our ideal candidate will have a hands-on approach and desire to work as part of a high-performing and positive team. 

Our client has specifically highlighted the importance of personality fit for this role.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a range of soft qualities and attributes, such as:

  • people skills
  • curiosity
  • open approach and ability to research and ask questions in search of the right answer
  • ability to show initiative
  • a hands-on approach to every task 

A big part of your success in this role will be based on your ability to communicate effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders - from the CEO to colleagues in the Finance team, Operations Managers to various other staff in different departments. 

On the technical side, we are looking for a professional with good grounding in Management Accounting and Financial Reporting and desire to develop further and broaden their work scope.

Alternatively, we would like to hear from recently CA qualified Senior Auditors or Assistant Audit Managers with current NZ CA Big 4 experience and looking for their first role in the Commercial sector.  


This role is available through SCI in Auckland. Full written position description is available and will be provided to all candidates selected for our interview process. We welcome candidates who meet the above criteria from various parts of the country who are prepared to relocate to Waikato to register their interest. 


To register your interest and find out more, please contact Steve Ignatov in the first instance on (09) 962 5687 / 021 286 1114 or email your CV in confidence to or quoting reference number sc9980. Alternatively, you can submit your confidential interest by clicking the APPLY NOW button. 

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