• Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Accounting & finance
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 01-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: 31594831
  • Job Title: Accountant
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  • Summary:

We’re working for the good of New Zealand

The Environmental Protection Authority aims to enable better future environments for New Zealanders by protecting our environment and enhancing our way of life and economy.  We are determined to make a difference, and we are looking for positive, professional and proactive people to join us.

What we’re looking for
We have an exciting opportunity for an Accountant to join our Finance & Planning team. This role is integral to supporting the day-to-day financial services of our business and would suit a candidate who has previous experience in operational finance within the public sector and knowledge of accounting concepts and standards.

The successful candidate will be expected to have:

  • Relevant technical ability in accounting systems and processes (previous Oracle Fusion experience would be an advantage)
  • Customer and relationship management skills
  • Excellent numeracy and technical accounting skills
  • Sound computer literacy, especially in MS Excel
  • Confident and effective communication skills
  • Good sense of humour and initiative
  • A service delivery focus
  • You must be eligible to work and live in New Zealand.
  • Tertiary qualification in Finance and Accounting, with CA membership of CAANZ or equivalent (desirable)


Successful candidates will be required to undertake a criminal records check, and may also be required to undergo a check on your credit record.

What we can offer

This is a permanent full-time position based in our central city offices on Lambton Quay. You’ll be joining a friendly group which is focused on supporting the wider business to ‘do good’ for all New Zealanders.
The EPA values its employees, and takes pride in offering a great working environment, lots of professional development, and in supporting work-life balance. Some of the benefits of working with us also include on-site weekly Maori language lessons and regular workshops to develop staff understanding and appreciation of Te Ao Māori, as well as frequent talks on a variety of topics from fascinating external speakers.
We also have a range of staff groups, from gardening to adventure running, that cater to the diverse interests of our staff. In addition to these great benefits at work, we also offer our staff extra leave on top of the standard legislative requirements. Check out the careers section of our website for more information at

Additional Information

For a copy of the job description please click ‘Apply now’ to be directed to our careers portal. 

For additional information please contact

Applications close at 5pm Sunday 17 November 2019


We offer:

Permanent full-time position