Jobs Senior Accountant – Business Services (Exclusive Role)

Location: Auckland
Work Type: Permanent Full Time
Reference: sc9830

About the firm

Our client has a small team of accountants mostly at junior to intermediate level. Located in a prime part of Central Auckland the firm has modern offices and makes good use of modern technology. The Practice Director takes pride in the quality of their services and the calibre of their clientele (including some high-profile names). 

While the firm has strong focus on professional standards and a distinctive client-centric approach, it offers a degree of flexibility. This is close-knit team environment with direct access to the director. The firm offers regular seminars, team lunches and other events aimed at building and maintaining a healthy team spirit. 

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

The culture here will appeal to someone, looking for a professional yet flexible and non-hierarchical structure with a reasonable degree of personal freedom (when it comes to operational/everyday decisions) and autonomy. 

The office offers modern facilities (including a Gym with internal access from your office, which you can use free of charge) and is in close proximity to various amenities.


About the role      

This newly created role can best be described as a 2IC role with strong technical focus. The main goals we are looking to achieve with this appointment are: 

  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:

  • 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)
  • Reviewing and supervising a team of 5 junior and intermediate accountants
  • 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 n the future and the successful candidate will be able to develop new technical skills. 


About you

The successful candidate may be 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 (in a CA environment!). 

You will have well-rounded skills and experience with preparation of year-end financial accounts, tax compliance and monthly reporting. Previous exposure to advisory work would be considered advantageous, although is not strictly required, as long as you have the compliance competencies and experience. 

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 sc9830. Alternatively, you can register your application by clicking the APPLY NOW button on the right side of this advertisement.


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