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Commercial Accountant

Waste Management
Christchurch Christchurch Canterbury, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 1, 2022

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  • Working for New Zealand's leading resource recovery, recycling and waste management provider.
  • Commercially focused role with exceptional career development opportunities.
  • Competitive package
  • Flexible working options

About Us

Waste Management NZ Limited is New Zealand's leading resource recovery, recycling and waste management provider. We're committed to safeguarding our beautiful environment through sustainable management of our valuable resources. Put simply, sustainability is what we do.

About the Role

This role is based in Christchurch to support Commercial & Recycling Operations in North Island. You will become an important member of our regional leadership teams and help us shape the financial and commercial strategies for the regions. This role may require some travel, so a mix of flexible and remote working is on offer. We are a service-based industry with plenty of exciting opportunities. Not only you can gain a lot of experience from working on a variety of commercial projects, but also you should be able to see the market reaction to your work. If you believe you can make a real difference to our business and customers, then this role is for you.

Key responsibilities:
  • Provide guidance and analysis on growth opportunities and operational efficiencies.
  • Analyse and review volume, price, customer profitability, cost allocation, and profit.
  • Collect, and compile sales and market information and review our pricing on a regular basis.
  • Prepare service and tender price modelling as required.
  • Prepare financial models on investment proposals as required.
  • Assist with preparing operation and sales reporting and business performance reviews.
  • Partner with Operating Unit teams to prepare plans and budgets in alignment with Divisional guidelines and timetables.

To be successful in this role you must have:
  • A minimum of 2+ years experience in a similar role.
  • Path to CAANZ/CPA membership.
  • Strong commercial awareness and business acumen.
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex financial information in a concise, non-technical manner.
  • Ability to collect and analyse data from multiple sources and systems.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively with other teams, and autonomously.
  • Interest in learning new systems, processes, various business streams and operational accounting.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Office.

With a track record of engaging with operation & sales managers on a regular basis, and can translate their needs into tidy and presentable financial, business and pricing models. You will also add value by sharing your perspective, and challenging the status quo with information and data that facilitate our quest for continuous improvement.

How to apply

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Please note - we do not always work to fixed closing dates and may start considering applications as they are received so we encourage you to apply early.

WM is an EEO employer and promotes drug and alcohol-free workplaces.

You must be in New Zealand and hold a current work visa/residency or NZ citizenship.
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