Financial Accounting Team Lead (Fixed Term)

Job Description

Title: Financial Accounting Team Lead (Fixed Term)

Company Name: Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: New Zealand, New Zealand, Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, taurangacentral

Employment Status: Contract/Temp

Are you a leader looking for a change? Do you have a mind for numbers and a background as a Chartered Accountant?  Come join the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to help contribute to our community and our environmental outcomes!  

The Role

This role provides an excellent opportunity for an engaging and motivated leader to lead Council’s Financial Accounting Team within the Finance department in the preparation of statutory and financial reports, and accounts payable and accounts receivable processing. As well as including a team leadership function (including resource and process planning and people management) the role also carries a portion of the team’s day to day workload. This is a fixed term contract for 12 months to provide maternity cover.

Duties are varied and include: 

  • A member of the Finance Leadership Team.
  • Leading the Financial Accounting Team.
  • Be responsible for statutory accounting and applying accounting standards including Public Benefit Entity IFRS.
  • Manage annual reporting and general ledger maintenance.
  • Establish and manage effective and efficient financial services including accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Track progress of team projects and deliverables, and report KPI progress and manage forecasts and expenditure through the year.
  • Operate collaboratively to lead and drive outcomes across the organisation and ensure we deliver our LTP efficiently.

The skills and personal attributes we look for are:

  • Leadership skills and a proven ability to successfully lead a performing team.
  • Previous experience in financial accounting, preferably in Local Government.
  • Be innovative and have a strong desire to strive for successful outcomes.
  • Chartered Accountant.
  • Hold a degree level qualification in planning or finance field.
  • Have a minimum of 7 years in a leadership role in organisational or corporate performance.  

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and organised, reporting and contributing to the effectiveness of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. 

About us

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is responsible for land, air and water as well as public transport and economic development. A major focus of our work involves looking after the environment. We manage the effects of people’s use of freshwater, land, air and coastal water. However, we also have a broader responsibility with others for the economic, social and cultural well-being of the regional community. 

The Benefits

We have offices based in Tauranga, Rotorua and Whakatāne. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council offers the work/life balance dreams are made of. Highlights include:

  • NZ's favourite beach is a maximum of 1.5 hours from our offices.
  • A region that covers some of NZ's most beautiful countryside.
  • Recreational lakes within an hour’s travel from each of our offices. 

We’re a values driven organisation who really cares about people. Along with competitive remuneration, we offer plenty of opportunities for growth, learning and development. Some additional benefits we offer include:

  • Flexible work.
  • Challenge and job satisfaction.
  • Additional leave days over Christmas and the New Year period.

 The fixed term position will be located in Tauranga.

The salary range for this position is $108,805.10 to $128,006.00 based on relevant skills and experience. 

How to Apply

If you’re interested in this position, please click the APPLY NOW button. For more information about the role, including requesting a copy of the job description, please call Debbie Hyland, Finance & Transport Operations Manager on 0800 884 881.   

To access a copy of the Job Description please click on the link below or copy and paste it into your web browser.
http://www.bfound.net/Company/158-20210623080606.pdf

NB: To apply for this job, you must have the legal right to be able to work in New Zealand and also a current, valid driver’s licence.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 9 April 2021 and will only be accepted online.

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