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Accountant - 12-month Fixed Term Role

The Wonderful Company
Auckland, NZ
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 2, 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Company Description

Neptune Pacific Direct Line (NPDL) is experiencing a period of significant transformation. Formed in 2020, Neptune Pacific Line acquired Pacific Direct Line, bringing together two of the South Pacific's top shipping and logistics companies to support the full supply chain of our customers in the region. NPDL is part of The Wonderful Company headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Its other companies include FIJI Water, Justin and Landmark Vineyards, Vintage Nurseries, Wonderful Citrus, Wonderful Pistachios, Teleflora, POM Wonderful and Suterra.

Job Description

We are currently looking for an Accountant to join our hardworking and tightknit team on a 12-month fixed term contract. As a vital member of the NZ Accounting team, you'll play a key role in collaboration with the other members of the team and in support of the NZ Accounting Manager. Your focus will be on a variety of key processes within the New Zealand agency, including but not limited to statutory submissions, financial reports, budget preparation, financial audits, and directing agency finance functions. A standout element of this position is your active involvement in pinpointing opportunities to enhance financial processes and elevate service delivery to diverse stakeholders.
The reason for this fixed term role is to backfill the current incumbent who has been seconded to a global project to enhance our commitment to continuous improvement.
Here is some of what you will be doing:

Preparing monthly profit and loss, and balance sheet reports
Tax reporting and inventory processing
Assist in agency finance team goal setting, KPI's and performance improvements
Prepare reconciliations, overhead reporting and journals
Develop best practices to enhance operational performance and productivity
Assisting with the preparation of year-end accounts and statutory accounts
Lead annual budgetary process for agency
Respond to financial inquiries by gathering and interpreting data
Perform financial audit and prepare audit reports with recommendations from Corporate Office
Prepare and submit tax returns and statutory submissions
Maintain accurate and complete general ledger
Other duties as required


Here's what you'll bring to the table:

A tertiary qualification at a Bachelor level in Accounting/Finance (or similar field)
Advance Level Microsoft Excel skills
At least 3 years of experience in Accounting
Great communication and organisational skills
Ability to work autonomously as well as within a team

This role will require you to bring strong financial literacy with a solution focused approach. You are a collaborative team player who builds strong relationships across functional lines and thrives on adding value. You will be confident in juggling competing work demands by assessing different work priorities and managing expectations for yourself and others - your ability to logically analyse information will be key to your success in the role.
This role is 12-month fixed term role based in either Parnell or our Richard Pearce Drive (Airport) office. You will have the right to live and work in New Zealand at the time of applying. The successful candidate may be subject to undergo a Police Check and/or Pre-Employment Drug Test.

Additional Information

Our NPDL Contribution:

Competitive salary
Hybrid working model
Opportunity for development and internal mobility
Wonderful Giving - allows you to donate company money to causes of your choice
Wonderful Neighbor - spend a day in the community helping with various service projects
Company focused on wellness and health

Looking for the next step in your career? We would love to speak with you. If you are commercially minded, with strong initiative and have a flair for data, reports and analysis then this is the role for you, apply now!
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