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Business Accountant

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Accounting & finance
Wellington City
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Job Description

Mō tō mātou rōpū (About our team):

We have a fantastic opportunity in Wellington for someone to join our Management Accounting team within the Finance, Property and Procurement directorate as a Business Accountant on a permanent basis. You will join a supportive team that take pride in their work and strive for excellence.

Kōrero mō te tūranga (About the role):

The purpose of the role is to build trusted relationships and provide outstanding customer service to an allocated business unit of MPI.  The Business Accountant is the key point of contact for the business unit, and provides accurate and consistent financial information and advice to MPI Managers that supports the budgeting, forecasting and reporting process. 

Mōu - About You:

You will have previous experience working with managers and budget holders, as well as accounting functions including variance analysis, budget and forecast setting and reporting.

To be successful in this role you will ideally have:

  • Membership of a professional accounting body.
  • Management accounting experience, with the ability to interpret information and problem solve
  • Experience in managing and building relationships
  • A sound understanding of accounting principles and practices.
  • A customer centric approach, and the ability to work collaboratively within and across teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • Great time management skills and ability to prioritise.

Additionally, experience in Central Government financial management processes and procedures and knowledge of Finance One would be an advantage.

Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI

MPI has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. It's no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen. Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. We're working towards sustainability, protection, growth and participation. 

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here

Our work stretches all the way from the Beehive to the border. If you want a career where you help New Zealand be the world's most sustainable provider of high-value food and primary products in a very real way then this is it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow.

See the benefits of working at MPI

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

The successful applicant must be able to obtain the relevant security clearance. Please visit for more information.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Nick Goddard at

The closing date is Sunday 2nd of February 2020.

The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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