Senior Project Accountant

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Accounting/Finance
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 31-JAN-20
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1446049
  • Job Title: Senior Project Accountant
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  • Division:
  • Summary:
  • Are you a talented and versatile Senior Project Accountant
  • Want to be a part of a dynamic team supporting high profile Immigration projects
  • Looking for a challenge and a rewarding work environment
  • 12 month fixed-term contract, Wellington based


About the role:

The Senior Project Accountant reports to the Manager Finance Business Partnering within the Finance and Performance branch.  The Senior Project Accountant will support a customer-centric approach and work closely between multiple teams across MBIE to ensure that accurate, high quality, financial and non-financial information, is provided and clearly communicated, to influence and support the needs, goals and requirements of decision makers.

The Senior Project Accountant will bring their expert business understanding and experience, to deliver specialist project accounting services and identify relevant insights that highlight inefficiencies and opportunities. They will act as a trusted advisor to project managers on financial and non-financial matters and support the Finance Business Partnering team to develop initiatives and strategies to increase efficiency and productivity across MBIE.


Skills and Experience:

We are keen to hear from you if you have:

  • Extensive experience in project accounting on large capital projects, particularly ICT
  • Demonstrated problem analysis skills and sound judgement
  • Previous public sector experience is preferred but not essential
  • An ability to convey content in a jargon free way that engages and meets the needs of the audience
  • The ability to quickly establish and build strong working relationships and to develop trust and credibility with senior managers, staff and key internal and external stakeholders
  • A proactive, can-do attitude with a high level of initiative, sound judgement and discretion
  • Exceptional teamwork and collaborative abilities and a willingness to share knowledge and expertise with others
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • A strong customer focus.


Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or New Zealand permanent residents.


About the branch:

The Finance Business Partnering branch, which sits within F+P, works in partnership with business groups, supporting them to deliver their services effectively and efficiently, allowing the Ministry to achieve its outcomes. The Finance Business Partnering branch is the conduit between F+P and the business groups.


Why work for us:

MBIE is one of New Zealand’s largest, most influential and most diverse public sector agencies.  This means that we are able to offer significant opportunities for developing experience across a broad variety of areas.

We aim to create a culture where our people are empowered to bring fresh ideas and perspectives and to develop new approaches.

We also take the time to foster a work environment that is enjoyable for all.  This means we like to collaborate, support and encourage our people, encourage excellence and innovation and take the time to have some fun and celebrate our successes.


How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Please e-mail Jo Smith at if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 13th February 2020.