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Assistant Accountant

Selwyn District Council
Rolleston Rolleston Canterbury, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 13, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
About the role:
Assist with the provision of management accounting services for a range of Council activities as well as completion of day to day and year end accounting processes. Maintain effective working relationships to support the wider finance team on completing finance related special projects.
This role will also see you:

Assisting with the preparation of monthly financial reports to Council Committees
Prepare appropriate cost centre budgeting analysis
Prepare accounting journals and reconciliations
Assist in the completion of year end accounting processes
Complete financial projects as required including historic cost/income analysis, funding option reviews, calculation of fees and charges
Support with fixed asset accounting entries

About you:
We are seeking a full time Assistant Accountant to join our team. This role offers flexibility with working hours and the ability to work 1-2 days a week from home. Whether you are newly qualified and looking to gain valuable career experience or are part way through your studies then we have a fantastic role for you!
You will have:

Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
High computer literacy with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
Experience working with an ERP system will be viewed favorably
Ability to interpret and monitor information
Experience using Excel and other Microsoft products
A proactive attitude towards learning and growth

What we can offer:

Great work-life balance with flexibility
Career coaching and development
Life insurance
Wellbeing and volunteer leave
Three days paid leave between Christmas and New Year
Two weeks paid Partners Leave
Sick leave from day one
Continued KiwiSaver contributions during savings suspension
Discounts with local and national businesses
CA qualification (or equivalent) support, if required

About us:
Selwyn is one of the fastest-growing districts in New Zealand. We have a fantastic quality of life, great communities, and a thriving economy. Our Council works actively with residents to provide the services and facilities that help our communities to thrive and grow.
Our head office is based in Rolleston (only 25km from Christchurch), which offers an enviable family lifestyle, outstanding local facilities and an easy drive to the ski fields, rivers and hills that make up Canterbury's stunning landscape.

Our values are important to us and represent the way we work:

Be a good human
Be brave - Think differently
Better together- Make it happen for Selwyn.

We honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and we are committed to working with our Treaty partner to deliver on our obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
If you'd like to play a part in making Selwyn the best place to live, work and play, join us today!

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