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Management Accountant

Babcock International
Auckland, NZ
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 7, 2024

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Babcock is looking for a Management Accountant to join the highly-skilled Finance team based in Devonport, Auckland.

About the role

Are you an experienced Management Accountant looking for an impactful role? Join Babcock in Devonport!

As part of the Finance & Corporate team, you'll prepare financial reports, manage budgets, ensure compliance, and deliver consolidated reports. You'll also develop financial models, assist in managing financial controls, and build relationships with stakeholders.

If you thrive in a dynamic environment and enjoy cross-functional collaboration, this role is for you!

Key Responsibilities

Financial Reporting & Analysis: Develop models and tools for comprehensive financial reporting and analysis, ensuring accuracy and timeliness in preparing monthly statements and forecasts.

Budget Management: Assist in managing budgets, including capex tracking, fixed assets, and preparing Babcock NZ budgets and forecasts aligned with group timelines.

Compliance & Standards: Ensure compliance with accounting standards, including IFRS16 and intercompany reporting, while maintaining accurate general ledger reconciliations and journals.

Stakeholder Engagement: Foster strong relationships with operational budget holders and Babcock global finance, providing clear commentary and follow-up on queries.

Process Improvement: Drive best practice accounting processes throughout the organization, ensuring standard processes and controls are documented for Finance department activities.

Team Culture Promotion: Promote a positive team culture aligned with Babcock's purpose and principles, encouraging collaboration and communication within the team and across departments.

About you

As the ideal candidate, you are a Chartered Accountant with advanced spreadsheet skills and ERP system knowledge, ensuring accurate financial reporting.

Your strong communication skills enable clear commentary and effective decision-making. With proactive problem-solving and time management, you thrive under pressure. Your ability to engage stakeholders and drive best practices in accounting processes is invaluable.

Additionally, your innovative thinking and flexibility contribute to continuous improvement initiatives.

Key Required Skills

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite: Advanced skills in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint for financial analysis, reporting, and presentation.

Strong Analytical Skills: Ability to interpret financial data, analyze trends, and prepare concise reports for stakeholders.

Attention to Detail: Meticulous in maintaining accurate financial records and ensuring data integrity.

Effective Communication: Clear and concise communication skills, both written and oral, for articulating financial concepts and findings to various stakeholders.

Proactive Problem-Solving: Ability to identify and resolve issues proactively, working efficiently under pressure to meet deadlines.

Knowledge of Regulatory Frameworks: Understanding of relevant accounting standards and regulations applicable to commercial and financial environments.

Your future at Babcock - what we offer you
  • We provide an agile work environment where you're able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required.
  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave;
  • You'll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan;
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days;
  • You'll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver

Who we are

Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.

Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,600 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy.

Some of the programs our team across Australia and New Zealand are proud to be a part of involve:
  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.

So, if you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the 'Apply Now' button below.

To learn more about us visit

We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, the successful candidate must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance.

Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks. These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, MOJ, security check, qualifications and right to work.

Babcock Australasia is a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.

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