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Assistant Accountant

Selwyn District Council
Rolleston Rolleston, Canterbury Canterbury, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 28, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
Assistant Accountant

Rolleston, New Zealand

Reference: 6540701

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!

Applications Close: 25 Feb 2024

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