Reports to: General Manager or Finance Manager/Financial Controller

Supervises: May supervise clerical staff, or may be a C.A. Supervisor.

Main objectives: Assist in the efficient management of the department by implementing existing accounting procedures and practices.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Plan, install, or reorganise budget policies and accounting systems.
  • Develop, forecast and check budgets.
  • Prepare and certify financial statements for presentation to Board of Directors, management, etc.
  • Conduct financial investigations, for example on taxation matters, and prepare reports on them.
  • Ensure accounting procedures are implemented to the standards required by the organisation in accordance with accepted accounting practice.
  • Report any constraints or difficulties in implementing the accounting policies or procedures to the Department Manager.
  • Undertake other accounting duties as directed by the Department Manager.

Typical qualifications and experience: Membership of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants as an ACA or CA with 4 to 8 years accounting experience (including pre qualifying experience).