Systems Accountant

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Accounting/Finance
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 02-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1365378
  • Job Title: Systems Accountant
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  • Summary:
  • Are you a talented and versatile Systems Accountant
  • Be a part of a dynamic systems team transforming the finance function
  • Create innovative financial system solutions
  • Newly established permanent role, Wellington


About the branch:

The financial systems team sits within the Finance and Performance Group (F&P). Finance and Performance is responsible for leading the design, development and implementation of effective financial strategies, policies, systems and financial management initiatives to MBIEs strategic direction

The financial systems team is responsible for the full range of financial system functions, including responsibility for the maintenance and development of the suite of financial systems operating within MBIE.


About the role:

This is a great time to join MBIE’s Finance and Performance group, as we begin our automation journey.

An exciting opportunity has come about for a systems accountant to join our small, vibrant team.  This role reports to the Systems Manager within the financial systems team. 

In this role you will be providing analytical, technical, and advisory support in relation to our financial systems software as well as ensuring advice and practices are consistent and of the highest quality. If you are looking to join a large, complex organisation where the work is varied and deals with lots of internal stakeholders, providing strong financial and relevant commercial expertise to the business then please read on.

You will also have a commitment to innovation and continuous improvement and generating new ideas and ways of doing things.


Skills and Experience:

We are keen to hear from you if you have:

  • Extensive experience with Technology One system
  • Experience working in a focused service delivery lifecycle environment, including planning, requirements gathering, solutions design, testing, change control management.
  • Strong user documentation skills
  • Proven internal control and application administration management
  • 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 and writing skills
  • A strong customer focus.


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


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 Sunday 18th November 2018.