Jobs Senior Accountant – Business Services (Exclusive Role)

Location: Northland
Work Type: Permanent Full Time
Reference: SC10198

We have an exclusive career opportunity for a CA/CPA qualified accountant. Our client is a boutique chartered accounting firm based in Northland. The firm is well established, has a sizeable and loyal clientele and offers a friendly and supportive work environment. 

Due to growth and internal team dynamics, the firm is looking to add a new team member. This is a lifestyle role that will provide you with uniquely flexible work arrangements. 

We are looking for an articulate communicator who enjoys dealing with people. In this role, you will be part of a close-knit group of people who like to have fun and enjoy going to work every day. 

The role is client-facing the successful candidate will gradually take full responsibility for a section of clients. A significant part of your clients will be rural businesses with annual turnover of up to $1 million, although there several clients with turnover of up to $6 million. 

The firm is an early adopter of Xero and previous exposure to the software, while not a must, will be advantageous. While CA/CPA qualifications are preferred, we would consider professionals qualified by experience. At this level you will be able to work on client assignments from start to finish without much need for supervision. 

Our client has highlighted the importance of well-developed client facing/communication skills, a friendly and relaxed personality and positive attitude for this role. 

Your ability to work in a highly sociable, close-knit team environment will be essential for your long-term success in this role. 

This is a lifestyle role that will provide you with a family-like work environment and plenty of opportunities to continue your professional development and personal growth. 

This a varied hands-on role with a broad work scope and your work assignments will include:

  • preparation of annual financial statements
  • preparation of periodic tax returns
  • annual business reviews
  • income tax planning
  • ACC advisory
  • budgeting & cashflow advice
  • business start-up
  • business continuity planning
  • benchmarking – dairyBase
  • management reporting
  • strategic planning
  • succession planning
  • estate Planning
  • various other ad hoc tasks and projects..

This is an attractive alternative to a similar role in Auckland or other main centres on both islands. It offers a similar remuneration package to an Auckland-based role in a part of New Zealand with substantially lower house prices and cost of living. 

We are looking to make an immediate appointment with a start date in November, although our client is flexible on start date, if required.  


This role is available exclusively through SCI and is not advertised anywhere else. 


If you would like to be considered for this role 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 sc10198. Alternatively, you can apply online by clicking the APPLY NOW button.  


Please note that only candidates short-listed for our interview process will be contacted by phone. All other applicants will be considered automatically for other similar roles, as they become available through our consultancy. 


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