This business has productions sites in the North and South Island of New Zealand. A great employer with a stable and committed team, they pride themselves in innovation and leading in areas of quality and customer understanding. Producing a key ingredient to the food, agricultural and pharmaceutical industry, they are the major player in their market with exciting plans for the future. The business operates in a very productive collaboration with its parent company, an Australian/Pacific leader in their industry.

In this full-time role reporting to CFO, you will be part of a skilled finance team and lead five direct reports based in their Mount Maunganui Head Office.

In your daily work you will…

  • Take charge of the process and produce detailed month end monthly and annual reporting, statutory reporting, reconciliations and working papers
  • Lead an experienced team; develop, engage and align your team with company vision and values
  • Be responsible for producing external shareholding reports/requests
  • Manage internal and external auditors
  • Manage internal controls, internal audit and system reviews
  • Manage fixed asset sub system
  • Plan and arrange tax payments (Provisional, GST, FBT, PAYE)
  • Support and back up CFO and Management Accountant

The successful candidate will need…

  • 5+ years’ experience in external audit with one of the Big Four accounting firms
  • Financial accounting experience in a manufacturing business preferred
  • Experience with IFRS
  • Experience in managing, developing and engaging staff
  • To be a Chartered Accountant or similarly qualified by experience
  • Solid understanding of month-end and year-end financial reporting
  • Experience managing internal and external audits
  • Good knowledge of company tax obligations (incl. income tax, GST, FBT, PAYE)
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Excel and ERP systems
  • To have good communication skills within the team and wider business
  • Excellent accuracy and good cross-checking habits
  • To take responsibility for planning deliverables ahead and reliably meeting deadlines
  • To be a “no-fuss” team player, actively looking to support the team in every aspect

This company offers a great work environment, where values around safety, ownership, teamwork and excellence are alive in everything they do. The role offers attractive remuneration and the opportunity to learn, grow and contribute here and across the group.


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