Kaikaute Pūtea Matua | Financial Accountant

Ministry for the Environment

  • Flexible
  • Wellington
  • Development opportunities
  • Inclusive and supportive environment
  • Flexible working to support your work-life balance

Exciting opportunity to share your financial expertise. 

Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About this role 

We are looking for an experienced Financial Accountant to join our dedicated and supportive team. 

As a Financial Accountant you will be responsible for ensuring the integrity of the Ministry's financial statements and to meet the Ministry's regulatory and compliance obligations. 

Key duties will include: 

  • CFIS reporting, and budget and baseline updates
  • balance sheet reconciliations
  • specialist reporting and advice, including Emissions Trading Scheme and Waste Operations
  • cash flow management
  • financial statement preparation and audit support
  • estimates preparation and Select Committee
  • general accounting oversight and advice

Working with key stakeholders is critical to this success of the role, so you will need both excellent relationship management and communication skills with a demonstrated resilience to inform, advise, influence and negotiate. 

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience 

Our ideal candidate will bring: 

  • a strong understanding of financial accounting including attention to detail, accuracy, timeliness and reliability
  • a qualified CA or CPA accountant with a minimum of 3-5 years' experience in a similar role
  • experience in preparing and uploading CFIS data load returns
  • understanding and experience with machinery of government processes, systems and tools
  • an ability to set priorities and to achieve deadlines and project and programme outputs
  • excellent report writing skills with the ability to clearly translate financial data
  • strong relationship management skills, quickly building credibility and trust
  • strong analytical skills and the ability to manipulate quantitative data
  • commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori.

 Most importantly, you will have a great work ethic, attitude and be a team player. 

Mō mātou | About us 

The Ministry's purpose - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation.  

We offer: 

  • a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE'
  • generous leave entitlements
  • training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses
  • active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network
  • opportunities for development and education.          

A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori. This means we work with our Treaty partner to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success. We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua. We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work. 

An organisational priority is that we accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Maori into our everyday work, by living our Te Ao Hurihuri Strategy through capability and capacity building. 

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What's important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata' – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. 

The location for this role is flexible which means you can work from anywhere in New Zealand, however, Wellington based is preferred.  As a flexible friendly employer, we are happy to discuss options that may work for you and the business.  We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best.  

Tono ināianei | Apply Now 

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.   

If you require further information about the role please contact Mark Higgins at Mark.Higgins@mfe.govt.nz 

Salary range: $83,533 to $102,096 pa.  Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.  

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Sunday, 17 October 2021

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