Business Accountant, Finance Unit, Corporate Service Group, Hokitika

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit
  • Location: Hokitika
  • Date Advertised: 29-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: DOC/100/6109I
  • Job Title: Business Accountant, Finance Unit, Corporate Service Group, Hokitika
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Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity to join a skilled and supportive finance team to share your knowledge and skills to make a real difference? 


The role

The business accountant for the region forms part of a geographically dispersed business accounting team.  This role supports the operations director and managers with reporting, analysis and financial advice, enabling them to meet their financial and operational goals. 

As well as month end analysis, you will use your professional skills to assist with business planning, budgeting, forecasting and business cases. With a bird’s eye view across the Western South Island region you will be well placed to monitor and identify performance trends, highlighting risks and opportunities and contributing to process improvements and insights.


A bit about you

You will be an experienced business accountant who is confident in working within a complex financial management framework (capital planning, opex, and projects).  You have excellent communication skills and the maturity and confidence to interact with people from all walks of life. 

There can be times when the workload will be high so you will need to be able to remain calm and focused and work well under pressure.


Key Skills

  • a tertiary qualification in accounting is preferred, although equivalent experience will be considered
  • experience in management accounting in a medium or large organisation
  • proven ability to build trust and credibility, and maintain collaborative relationships
  • a strong customer focus, skilled at identifying and responding to user needs
  • the ability to review and analyse complex accounting data, and clearly communicate what matters for a range of stakeholders


Along with recently being awarded New Zealand’s second most attractive employer (first in the public service!) people like working for us because we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance program and discounted insurance
  • Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites as well as general travel and accommodation discounts
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

Please apply online at the DOC Careers centre.  Applications must include a cover letter and CV

For more information please contact Mary-Anne Thorpe,, or telephone 03 756 9100 quoting vacancy 100/6109.  

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 18 November 2019

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture