Jobs Senior Accountant/Manager – Business Services (Exclusive Role)

Location: Auckland - Auckland Central
Work Type: Permanent Full Time
Reference: SC9883

About the firm

Our client has a small team of accountants mostly at junior to intermediate level. Located in a prime Auckland location, the firm makes good use of modern technology.

The Practice Director takes pride in the quality of their services and the calibre of their clientele.

The firm offers regular seminars, team lunches and other events aimed at building and maintaining a team spirit within a close-knit environment.

The firm's clients come from a range of industries with the largest group entities turning over more than $60 million annually and other managing portfolios of assets in excess of $100 million. This means exposure to technically complex client assignments.

The culture here will appeal to someone looking for a fast-paced environment in a non-hierarchical small team.

The office is based in a handy location and in close proximity to various amenities and offers an onsite Gym, which you can use free of charge.

The firm has an excellent setup for remote work/work from home and has been one of the few employers in the CA sector who have continued their recruitment process virtually throughout the recent and current lockdowns.


About the role      

This newly created role can best be described as a 2IC role with strong focus on reviewing. Initially, reviewing is likely to take  80% or more of your time in this role.

Depending on the skills and experience of the appointed candidate (and as the practice is continuing to grow) , the role is likely to evolve to incorporate a wider range of managerial responsibilities.

As the most senior person udder the Director, you will be given the opportunity to step up in to a more senior role to:

  1. increase the technical competencies/capabilities of our client's team, and
  2. take some of the daily (more hands-on) responsibilities off the Director so that they can focus more on developing new business and bringing larger and more complex clients

Your main duties and responsibilities in this role will include: 

  • Reviewing work files and supervising a team of up to 5 junior/intermediate accountants
  • Preparation of year-end financial statements
  • Monthly management reporting
  • Tax compliance (including preparation of various tax returns for a wide range of entities)
    General ledger reconciliations
  • Managing daily interaction with clients of various industry and functional backgrounds
  • Assisting clients with systems-related queries (MYOB, Bank Link, Excel and Xero)
  • Liaising with IRD, Banks, Lawyers and other external parties on behalf of your clients
  • Taking full responsibility of the team and the practice when the Director is away
  • Gradual exposure to value-add project for some of the largest and most complex clients
  • Various other ad hoc tasks and projects

This is a busy, multi-faceted role that will provide you with good opportunities to broaden your technical scope in the medium to long term.

The firm's business plan has clear focus on expanding their services in the advisory field in the future and the successful candidate will be able to develop new technical skills.


About you

The successful candidate will be, ideally, CA or CPA qualified or qualified by experience. It is important to point out that this is the most senior role under the Practice Director and requires a minimum of 4-5 years solid hands-on experience in a client-facing role. 

Extensive reviewing experience in a CA environment is a must!

You will have well-rounded skills and experience with preparation of year-end financial accounts, tax compliance and monthly reporting.

Previous exposure to IFRS reporting and advisory work (and specifically business valuations) would be considered advantageous, although is not strictly required.

At this level you will be able to communicate in a clear and articulate manner and your ability to establish good rapport with client and to interact with them effectively on a daily basis will be essential.

This role is available exclusively through SCI and is not advertised anywhere else. Candidates selected for our short list will be contacted by phone. All other applicants will be considered automatically for other similar roles. 


How to apply

To register your confidential interest and find out more, please contact Steve (09) 962 5687 / 021 286 1114 or email your CV in confidence to or  quoting reference number sc9883. Alternatively, you can submit your interest by clicking on the APPLY NOW button on this page. 

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