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Assistant Accountant

Stats NZ
Job Category:
Accounting & finance
Wellington - Wellington
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Permanent position - based in Wellington CBD
  • Exciting opportunity to grow your accounting career within a high performing finance team
  • Top level support and training in a diverse role

Who we are

At Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa, our vision is to unleash the power of data to change lives.  As New Zealand s official data and statistics agency, we are tasked with leading the way for New Zealand s data future, enabling data-led innovation across society, the economy, and the environment.

The role of Assistant Accountant in our Finance Division is varied and interesting there are the usual routine tasks but being a part of our small finance team will give you exposure to a wide variety of work including completion of month end processes, bank reconciliations, general ledger reconciliations, and accounts payable/receivable. You will also be involved in projects that will allow you to develop your skills and experience. You will report to the Financial Accounting Manager.

This is a perfect opportunity for the right person to kick start their accounting career. The role has a wide variety of learning opportunities and top level training will be provided. Support will be provided to the right candidate to progress their career with a relevant qualification.

The value you will bring

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • The accounting skills and experience we are looking for, and a passion for finance
  • A strong customer focus
  • A diverse, family-friendly workplace with a supportive team environment 
  • Be able to communicate clearly and succinctly to all levels of the organisation
  • The ability to problem solve and have sound judgment
  • Attention to detail and accuracy that is second to none
  • Be flexible, adaptable and approachable
  •  A can do attitude
  • A strong sense of teamwork with a willingness to pitch in and support the wider finance team when required

What s in it for you? 

  •  An agile working environment in a central CBD location 
  • Flexible working hours 
  • The opportunity to work with a passionate, dedicated finance team

We care about our people, and value your drive, energy and inquisitive nature. Bottom line, we are in search of real people that don t believe in the status quo and seek to add value every day.

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For more information about this role please contact Peter at For more about working for us see 

Applications close:  Friday 18th October 2019

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