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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Accounting & finance
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: 34576
  • Job Title: Accountant
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New Zealand Customs Service (Customs) | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa protects New Zealand against threats to the border. Do you want to make a positive difference to the protection of New Zealand’s border from serious threats, the facilitation of legitimate trade and travel, and the collection of customs and excise revenue on behalf of the Crown?

Are you looking for the opportunity to grow your skills and develop your Finance Career? Do you want to be in a role that challenges you, has variety and is part of a supportive team? Apply Now!

Reporting to the Team Leader Financial Accounting, we are looking for an experienced Accountant in our Finance team to provide efficient, effective and client focused accounting processing and reporting services.

This position assists with the effective management of the day to day transactions processing and internal and external reporting requirements of the Department’s finance function.  The role contributes to ensuring that the quality and integrity of financial information reported on by the Financial Accounting team is of an excellent standard.

To be considered for this role you will have:

  • Experience working with a large FMIS, particularly general ledger and the preparation of monthly accounts
  • Good knowledge of the Microsoft Suite of products, particularly Excel and Word skills
  • Knowledge of New Zealand Accounting Standards (PBE IPSAS) and the Public Finance Act
  • Experience in advising and assisting junior staff with financial accounting requirements and acting team leader when required are desirable
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to wide ranging audiences, including sound interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop successful relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage own time, plan and prioritise quality assurance activities, maintain a focus on achieving results and to manage all aspects within specified timeframes
  • Knowledge of Crown/Departmental management accounting requirements, particularly Public Finance Act requirements
  • A tertiary qualification (at least equivalent to Bachelors) and/or Qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Joining Customs

To join Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa in any role you must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident*. Because of the nature of Customs’ work, you must have a clear Police record. Organisational security clearances are mandatory and are conducted by Customs before any job offers are made. You are also required to pass a drug test. 

To apply

To express your interest, please apply on line by submitting a CV and Cover Letter that demonstrates your ability to meet the competencies required for the role as outlined in the position description. If you have any questions about the role please contact Suzanne Leahy at

Applications close at 11pm, Monday 15 February 2021.

New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa is a member of Diversity Works New Zealand and is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role.

New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa also supports flexible working arrangements. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your flexible working requirements.

Our Benefits

  • Discounted health insurance for permanent staff
  • In-house gym facilities
  • Learning and development opportunities.