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Senior Financial Assets Accountant

Permanent | | |
Are you an experienced accounting professional with a passion for numbers and business partnering with a keen eye for detail? Are you interested in contributing your expertise to an organisation dedicated to providing essential services to our community? If so, we have a rewarding opportunity for you to join our client as a Senior Financial Assets Accountant.

Company Overview:
This is one of New Zealand's largest utility providers, committed to delivering high-quality, sustainable solutions to the Auckland region. They take pride in ensuring a safe and reliable supply of essential services while protecting the environment and supporting the needs of our community.

Key Responsibilities:
As a Senior Financial Assets Accountant, you will play a pivotal role in managing and accounting for financial assets as well as partnering with the business, helping them to understand results and bringing value-add advice to ensure sound decision making. Your key responsibilities will include:
  • Overseeing the day-to-day accounting and financial reporting for a large, complex asset portfolio, including property, plant, equipment and infrastructure assets – one of the largest asset books in NZ!
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant accounting standards, government regulations, and internal policies pertaining to financial asset management.
  • Conducting regular audits and reconciliations to maintain the accuracy and completeness of financial asset data, promptly resolving any discrepancies.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams, including finance, engineering, project and construction managers and asset management stakeholders, to support strategic decision-making and optimise asset performance.
  • Providing valuable insights into the financial health of assets, including depreciation, valuation, and impairment assessments.
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of accounting policies and procedures related to financial asset management.
  • Contributing to the preparation of financial statements and reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Mentoring and guiding junior members of the finance team to promote their professional growth and development.
To be successful in this role, you should possess the following qualifications and skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance + CPA/CA qualification.
  • Proven experience as a Financial Assets or Project Accountant or similar role, preferably with exposure to the utilities or infrastructure sector.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting standards (e.g. NZ IFRS, IPSAS) and their application to financial assets.
  • Familiarity with asset management principles and practices.
  • Proficiency in using ERP accounting software and advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Excellent analytical abilities and the ability to interpret complex financial data.
  • Effective communication skills to liaise with stakeholders at various levels of the organisation.
  • Detail-oriented, organised, and capable of managing multiple tasks and deadlines.
Why Apply:
By joining this company, you will become part of an organisation dedicated to the well-being of Auckland's residents and environment. You will have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact by contributing your financial expertise to support essential services that positively affect the community.
A competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and a supportive and flexible work environment that values diversity, growth, and innovation.

How to Apply:
If you are ready to take on this opportunity to become part of a team working towards a sustainable and safe future then we invite you to apply now. 
Vacancy managed by Jo Jossevel (it would be preferable if you could submit your updated resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience first).

Please quote Ref No: BH-148640-1

Responses will be electronic and sent to the application email supplied.