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Assistant Accountant

Wellington Wellington Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 1, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
​About StraitNZ Bluebridge:
StraitNZ is a unique, nationwide end-to-end network of trusted transport infrastructure. We connect New Zealand across both road and sea - with experience, versatility, and impressive capacity.
Bluebridge is a freight and passenger shipping company, we carry passengers, vehicles and freight between Wellington and Picton up to four times daily on our two ships the Strait Feronia and the Connemara.
About the role:
Within our growing business the Assistant Accountant will be responsible for assisting the Group Financial Controller to ensure smooth operation of day to day accounting and transaction activities for Bluebridge. The role will support both the Senior Accountant and Accounts Payable/Receivable team to ensure that transactions are accounted for both accurately and in a timely fashion.
You will be working within the Finance team in a dynamic role switching between accounting duties and supporting the accounts team when required. You'll have the opportunity to develop as a well-rounded accountant.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist in the month end process for Bluebridge, including completing journal entries, reconciliations and indirect taxation returns (GST, FBT etc).
Assist the Senior Accountant with fixed asset accounting
Provide assistance with monthly and ad hoc financial reporting when required

t AR and AP team with tasks such as processing and reconciling transactions and refunds in a timely fashion

Provide advice and support to the transactional team
To maintain professional standards and technical knowledge, and be willing to learn and develop
Utilises advanced excel skills to enhance processes and create efficiencies in processes where possible, while ensuring accuracy is maintained
Any other relevant duties as required by the Group Financial Controller

Who we are looking for:

Advanced proficiency in Excel, with sound experience creating and modifying formulas (e.g. VLOOKUP) and working with pivot tables
Always seeking to make improvements to processes
Is comfortable juggling multiple priorities and switching between tasks to meet business deadlines
Has tertiary qualified with an accounting degree/ equivalent OR has considerable experience as an assistant accountant or similar accounting role
Has a minimum of 2 years experience with month end and posting journals and performing reconciliations
Has experience with tasks such as issuing refunds, creation and allocation of payments and other transactions
Is comfortable using accounting software and running reports as required
Preferred candidates have working knowledge and experience with Orcale

What we offer:

Free staff parking during your working hours at the passenger terminal
Competitive Salary
Employer Kiwi Saver contribution matched up to 8% employee contribution
Subsidized Bluebridge ferry travel for friends and family in off-peak season
Free Southern Cross Healthcare Regular plan (+ ability to add family members)
Well-being and Fitness Policy

This is a full-time permanent role, based in our Head Office based in Wellington on Customhouse quay, with amazing waterfront views! You will report into the Group Financial Controller and also work closely with the Senior Accountant.
Please note you must reside in New Zealand and have full New Zealand working rights to be eligible for the role.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in the dynamic transport industry, you will gain plenty of exposure across the finance remit and grow your career. Apply now!

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