Possible Titles: Company Accountant, Management Accountant, Financial Accountant, Divisional Accountant, Financial Controller or C.A. Firm Manager.

Reports to: CEO, General Manager, or in a large organisation to the Finance Manager/Financial Controller or the Finance Division of the parent company.

Supervises: May supervise junior accountants and clerical staff

Main objectives: Is likely to be either the sole accountant of a small to medium sized company with less than $10m turnover or the senior accountant of a subsidiary of a public company.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual budget and management reports.
  • Administration and management of creditors, debtors and payroll system.
  • Fulfil statutory reporting requirements eg. GST, FBT and PAYE returns.
  • Develop policies and procedures in relation to commercial, financial and systems based issues.
  • Develop, forecast and check budgets.
  • Advise on financial aspects of businesses such as budgets, tax and cash flows.
  • Review accounting procedures and analyse financial performance of businesses.

Typical qualifications and experience: Membership of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants as either an ACA or CA with more than 8 years accounting experience (including pre qualification experience.)