Assistant Accountant

Job Description

Title: Assistant Accountant

Company Name: University of Otago

Vacancy: 2

Job Location: New Zealand, New Zealand, Otago, Dunedin, dunedincentral

Employment Status: Full Time

FINANCIAL SERVICES DIVISION (FSD)
FINANCIAL CONTROL

Who we are

The University of Otago is New Zealand's oldest University and has a strong teaching and research tradition and well-established national and international linkages. It is also one of New Zealand's largest universities, with over 20,000 students, assets in excess of $2 billion and 4,000 full time equivalent staff based in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Invercargill.

Ranked within the top 1% of universities in the world, the University of Otago recognises that our staff are the key to our success.

The role

We are looking for an exceptional person to join our central Financial Control team as an Assistant Accountant. This role supports two teams within Financial Control. Reporting to the Senior Financial Accountant and Treasury, Assets and Insurance Accountant you will support accounting, fixed assets, insurance, and related functions for the University and its subsidiaries.

Your skills and experience

We are looking for an individual with experience in

  • Providing a diverse range of finance services in a large or complex organisation.
  • Applying generally accepted accounting principles, including internal control systems, fraud and risk awareness.
  • Establishing and maintaining professional, collaborative and effective relationships with peers, managers and leaders.
  • Utilising financial accounting systems in a large or complex operating environment.
  • Budgeting and forecasting.
  • Technical financial competency including analysis and reporting.
  • Tertiary level qualification in finance, accounting or related field is essential for the role.

Further details

This is a full-time, permanent position.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

Applications quoting reference number 2100870 will close on Sunday, 9 May 2021.

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