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Tax & Advisory Director - Exclusive Role

Tax & Advisory Director - Exclusive Role


(Ref SC8671) Leadership role with a difference - Make this newly created role your own - Grow your own team - Take responsibility for the firms A-list clients..

  • Strategic role - rare opportunity outside mainstream accounting firms
  • Head of Tax - New Zealand - pivotal role within a fast-growing brand
  • This role is exclusive to SCI and is not advertised or available anywhere else..


SCI works exclusively with the leading small, medium and large professional services/chartered accounting firms and commercial businesses in New Zealand and internationally. 

All career opportunities at executive level available through SCI are exclusive and are not available or advertised anywhere else.

Currently we are recruiting for leaders with accounting and finance background and experience in the CA sectors in several locations throughout New Zealand. 

Our consultancy has a new Auckland based opportunity that can only be described as 'very different' in the current job market. 

Our search brief is for a CA qualified Associate Director/Director with well-developed technical competencies in all aspects of Tax and/or Business Advisory. While some experience in client accounting and business advisory would be beneficial, the more important requirement is for sound grounding and extensive experience in Tax.

This is a newly created leadership requiring the skills and experience of a high-calibre senior managerial professional with:

  • a successful track record in people leadership and client relationship management, and
  • well-rounded technical expertise in tax developed in the context of a sizeable professional services firm (preferably a Big 4 or a larger mid-tier organisation).

This is a salaried director role that will provide you with an attractive remuneration package, which consist of a generous base salary and short and long-term incentives based on well-defined performance criteria. 

We are looking for an articulate, technically competent leader with: 

  • Solid technical experience in all aspects of tax advisory and/or business advisory services
  • Proven people management/leadership experience
  • Proven client relationship management experience
  • Ability to capitalise on existing and new opportunities to cross sell and develop new services

Some of the main points on our client's brief for this role include but are not limited to: 

  • Implementing strategies to improve systems and processes
  • High-level planning and project management
  • Participating in business planning (forecasting and budgeting)
  • Providing strategic NZ and international tax planning advice and solutions to a wide range of sizeable SME clients
  • Ensure communications with clients are managed and clients are informed of actions to meet expectations
  • Attending regular meetings with Clients' senior management
  • Providing ad hoc reports and analysis as determined by clients or management
  • Identifying opportunities with new and existing clients
  • Building and managing meaningful long-term relationships with clients
  • Various other ad hoc operational and strategic duties and responsibilities, as and when required..

Please note that, while commercial experience is of interest to our client, ideally, we are looking for solid experience in a sizeable CA firm in New Zealand, preferably current (or reasonably recent).

This role is exclusive to SCI and is not available or advertised anywhere else.

To find out more and register your interest, please contact Steve Ignatov on (09) 962 5687 / 021 286 1114 or email your CV in strict confidence to quoting reference number sc8671. Alternatively, you can apply online.


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