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Financial Accountant

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

  • Exciting role for an innovative and energised candidate to join MBIE's Financial Accounting and Control team
  • Deliver specialist Financial Accounting services in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Champion the taxation compliance processes
  • Challenge the status go, adopt new and creative ideas, engage with and support others
  • Permanent role, Wellington


About the role

An opportunity to contribute your professional accounting expertise in an interesting and complex environment, ensuring MBIE finance processes and internal controls are of an exceptional standard. You will own the taxation compliance processes ensuring all taxation requirements are met in an efficient and effective manner. You will also play a pivotal role in shaping the success of the month end processes, maintain relationships with external advisors and provide trusted support during the annual audit process.

You will have proven ability working proactively in a complex environment with hands-on experience in delivering on deadline driven processes. A good understanding and experience in taxation (WHT, FBT and GST) will be viewed favourably as will an interest and willingness to develop your skills in this area.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to work with all parts of finance and utilise your commercial acumen and accounting smarts to promote innovative ideas and achieve shared objectives.

This role reports to the Manager Financial Accounting and Control in the Finance and Performance business group.


Why work for us

  • You will be part of an influential, energised and high performing team focused on value add customer service and innovative approach to traditional processes
  • Enjoy the challenges associated with identifying barriers and facilitating solutions in a complex environment that is evolving over time
  • Enjoy the open plan, friendly and supportive team environment that exists within MBIE


Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience in financial accounting in a medium to large organisation
  • Demonstrated problem analysis skills and sound judgement
  • Demonstrated communication, facilitation, influencing and interpersonal skills, with the ability to clearly communicate technical information in plain language
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and effectively manage risks to maximise outcomes
  • A demonstrable commitment to improving financial management
  • Proven ability to develop trust and credibility with managers and staff
  • A tertiary qualification in accounting


In addition to be considered you will:

  • Chartered Accountant/Associate Chartered Accountant status with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or a recognised international equivalent
  • Must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand


About the organisation and the Group

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to grow New Zealand for all. Our goal is to create a strong and high-performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive.

The Finance and Performance Group has recently gone through a review and change process to ensure the group is best organised to:

  • provide greater clarity on accountabilities and responsibilities
  • improve the financial control environment and lift audit ratings
  • operate at a strategic level, partnering with MBIE's Business Groups to optimise resources and influence strategic decisions
  • lift the capability of F&P staff
  • provide improved information , analysis and insights to the business enabling better decisions


We believe that the ultimate success the new structure will be about the people operating within it and how they work collaboratively.

We are confident that the new model will lead to us being seen as a truly superb high performing Finance and Performance team, by our stakeholders. 


How to find out more and to apply

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website to view a position description, as well as complete the on-line application and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Email Ruth Greening at if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 28 September 2017.


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