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Project Accountant - Finance Business Partner

Robert Half
Auckland, NZ
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 21, 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
The Company

My client is a large well respected NZ entity based in the CBD. Well known for its services, this is a premium brand and certainly serves NZ well in its offering. With a dominant market presence, this company can not only provide stability but a great career in finance where you are a member of a larger finance team. This role has arisen due to the incumbent looking to move offshore.

The Role

The role of Finance Business partner will report to a Finance Manager and you will be working with a number of other Finance Business Partners in the team. Your focus in this role will focus on;
  • Business Partner with Project managers and stakeholders to develop project budgets, forecasts and cost estimates.
  • Analyse project financial data to identify any risks or opportunities and areas for cost optimisation
  • Track project costs to budget and report thereon and make recommendations for any correction action
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial reports for projects, including P&L, B/S and cashflows and present to stakeholders, both financial and non-financial delivering key insights
  • Set up and maintain project accounting systems and processes and ensure data is captured to allow correct revenue recognition and cost capturing
  • Report on WIP & progress on projects - ensuring all data is captured accurately to ensure project profitability can be reported on.
  • Work closely with the procurement manager to ensure purchase orders are raised and managing costs
  • Ensure compliance of reporting to accounting standards, regulations and policies and ensure internal controls are in place to ensure the financial integrity
  • Conduct financial analysis of project performance, including identifying trends, patterns and opportunities
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and act as the financial advisor on projects within the business.

Your Profile

We are looking for a well rounded Project Accountant / Finance Business partner who is ideally a Qualified Accountant. You will need to demonstrate the following attributes:
  • An ability to business partner senior execs and stakeholders with confidence
  • An ability bring a personable approach to the business whereby you can demonstrate finance as a value adding function
  • Well organised and able to prioritise
  • A questioning mind with an ability to analytically think
  • Good written & verbal communication skills.
  • A Team player
  • A fast learner
  • An Ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong systems and excel skills

The company has adopted a 3/2 hybrid working model however you will need to spend the first few months of your tenure in the office, to learn the complexities of the business, role and personnel.

How to apply

Please send your resume in Microsoft Word format by clicking on the apply button or for further information, contact Megan Alexander, Nick Neutze, or Tanya Beets in our Auckland office on 09-915-6700.

Job Reference No: 06900-0012845765

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