Assistant Accountant

  • Join NZ's leading Sustainability and Waste Management provider
  • Location: Whitford, South East Auckland
  • Away from Auckland’s congestion, an office in the countryside with free onsite car parking

We are New Zealand’s leading materials recovery, recycling and waste management provider. We are leaders in waste-to-energy and have the largest commercial electric fleet in New Zealand, all powered by electricity from waste. Our team are passionate environmentalists, committed to powering the circular economy for future generations of Aotearoa New Zealand.

About the role

We have a great opportunity for an Assistant Accountant to join our team operating a large successful Joint Venture Business. Reporting to the Joint Venture Manager this role is primarily responsible for the Joint Venture taking ownership of the accounting functions, particularly around month end processes and deadlines. The varied nature of the role within a small dynamic team allows for plenty of opportunity to upskill and gain varied experience across the business. 

Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Review and implement processes and procedures, including robust internal controls
  • Ensure timely and accurate month end reporting, including standardization improvements
  • Oversee recording of transactions, including purchase order assistance where required
  • Assist with weighbridge controls, customer setup and reporting, and backup for invoicing and customer liaison
  • Database management, Capital Asset management systems
  • Assist with Joint Venture external reporting, budgeting, and annual tasks as required
  • Support Operations Managers, Commercial Managers, and Finance Managers

About you 

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience: 

  • An accounting or finance degree, with a minimum of five years’ work experience, ideally in a large complex organization with tight month end deadlines
  • Strong data modelling and analysis skills
  • Ability to collate and analyse data from multiple sources and systems
  • Excellent time management and commercial skills 
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to communicate complex accounting issues to non-accountants
  • Team player with a personality & willingness to involve yourself with the wider team, but equally comfortable working autonomously
  • Knowledge of the construction, logistics, or waste industries would be an advantage 
  • Interest in learning new systems and processes

In Return 

We offer a competitive remuneration and career progression path. We are an ATO and are happy to support you on the journey to becoming a Chartered Accountant. 

We provide great work and personal development opportunities to develop our employees’ career development aspirations. This includes a comprehensive professional and personal development plan, operational training, mentoring, a wellness programme and all the tools you will need to succeed as a valued member of our successful team.

How to Apply

To join this exciting and growing business, please click "apply now".

Please note - we do not always work to fixed closing dates and may start considering applications as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.

Waste Management is an EEO employer and promotes drug and alcohol-free workplaces.

Only applications from those with the legal right and ability to work in New Zealand will be considered for this position.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: BUAL312665

Location: East Tamaki, Whitford

Closing Date: Tuesday, 28 March 2023