Practice Manager/Team Leader - School Accountancy

Job Description

Title: Practice Manager/Team Leader - School Accountancy

Company Name: EDTECH FINANCIAL SERVICES LIMITED

Vacancy: 3

Job Location: New Zealand, New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland Central, mountwellington

Employment Status: Part Time

Our Company

EdTech Financial Services has been providing accounting services to schools for more than 25 years. Our accountants manage a portfolio of schools within a friendly and supportive whanau team environment.  We are now looking for looking for an experienced accountant with knowledge of the NZ schooling context to help manage change and  pick up workload, lead a team of consultants to deliver quality services to clients, and take an ongoing  role in the strategic direction of the company.

 

The Role

We are looking for  someone who already has expertise and knowledge of the schooling sector, steps forward, builds positive relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders, able to work under pressure when necessary, and with a sense of humour. Cultural competence is important as many of our schooling environment are multicultural and the Treaty of Waitangi is very significant in all our client schools. 

Working hours by negotiation and could be constructed around school day and school terms. A significant portion of the role could be  managed working from home.

 

Required

  • Seeks opportunities to lead
  • Ability to  manage change
  • A strong base of accounting knowledge, ideally with a CA qualification or similar.
  • The ability to engage with clients to build strong relationships.
  • Good communication skills, both spoken and written English
  • Cultural competence/comfort with Treaty of Waitangi
  • A positive attitude with a willingness to help others.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Accuracy, efficiency with great attention to detail
  • Sound working knowledge of Xero and Excel
  • Willingness to learn about MUSAC and other school-specific packages.

 

Responsibilities

The core duties involve:

  • Monthly financial reporting to school Boards, preparation of statutory annual accounts, Bank and GL  reconciliations, Fixed assets and depreciation, Variance analysis, Preparing GST returns
  • Assisting with the preparation of annual budgets /Mahere Pūtea
  • Providing advisory support for clients

Leadership responsibilities will include:

  • supervision and leadership of a small team
  • client relationship management
  • participation  in Senior Leadership Team.

Salary package negotiable but likely to be in the range $90,000 - $100,000 FTE.

Please submit your CV and a cover letter including references and full employment history. 

For a discussion or further information, call Paul Wright, Tumuaki/CEO on 0272702473 or [email protected]

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