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Senior Systems Accountant

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
Job Category:
Accounting & finance
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Looking for a talented and versatile Senior Systems Accountant
  • Work collaboratively with and across a large and varied organisation
  • Permanent role based in our Wellington Stout Street offices


At MBIE, we look for people who are passionate about New Zealand and enthusiastic about making a positive change to our economy, our people and our safety.

Finance and Performance is responsible for leading the design, development and implementation of effective financial strategies, policies, systems and financial management initiatives to MBIEs strategic direction. 

An exciting opportunity has come about for hands on experienced Senior Systems Accountant to join our small, vibrant team.  As Senior Systems Accountant, you will be responsible for providing support for the Manager and team.  Challenging status quo and assisting in lifting Team capability will be essential.  You will be the go to person for day to day operations and as such will be a conduit into the Systems Team for Finance and Performance and Business Groups.  Prioritising delivery and reporting on progress will be essential.  Strengthening controls is a key deliverable for the Financial Control Branch and you will be instrumental to ensure this is achieved from a Systems Team point of view through confirmation processes and automation where achievable.

If you are looking to join a large, complex organisation where the work is varied and deals with lots of internal stakeholders, providing strong financial and relevant commercial expertise to the business then please read on.


An ongoing commitment to improving accounting system processes in this role, you will have:

  • Proven experience in a Systems Accounting or Senior Systems Accountant role for a medium to large organisation, ideally supporting a TechnologyOne environment.
  • Demonstrable commitment, drive and initiative to achieve project and organisational outcomes, with the ability to work as a member of a project team and as a leader.
  • Strong internal control and application administration and management.
  • Sound communication, facilitation, influencing and interpersonal skills, with the ability to clearly communicate technical information in plain language.
  • Demonstrated problem analysis skills and sound judgement.
  • Demonstrable experience in FMIS implementation, enhancement and upgrade(s), including planning, testing and production and implementation of documentation and training.
  • An ongoing commitment to improving accounting system processes.
  • Proven ability to develop trust and credibility with managers and staff.
  • A tertiary qualification in accounting with Chartered Accountant status with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or a recognised international equivalent


If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

To apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Now' button. This will allow you to read the position description, register your details and submit your CV and cover letter.

For further information, please contact Karen Stewart at    

Applications close 5 pm Sunday 24th September 2017


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