Senior Business Accountant

Posted on 23-Jun-2022  
Application Close Date: 07-Jul-2022
Job Details
Position Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Reference:

We're looking for a Chartered Accountant to join our committed Business Partnership team. This is a permanent role based in our central Wellington office.

About the role:

Our ideal candidate will have an enthusiastic personality, be customer focused and able to build and maintain positive durable working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The role would suit someone with previous relevant experience or a management accountant looking for a shift into a more senior role.

As the Senior Business Accountant, you will:

  • Perform financial management support functions for an allocated Business Group and Business Partner, working with General Managers, Managers, Team Leaders, and the wider Finance team.
  • Prepare monthly analysis and insights and maintain up to date forecasts. 
  • Provide support and coaching to managers with the view to raising financial awareness and acumen across the business.
  • Assist with the preparation of business cases and communicating and identifying business improvement opportunities.
  • Support the Manager of Accounting Services with ad-hoc business projects as they arise.

The Senior Business Accountant reports to the Manager of Accounting Services and works closely with, Finance Business Partners and Business Unit managers across the organisation as well as external stakeholders.

Skills and experience required:

If you are a Chartered Accountant with 3 years plus accounting experience, this could be the role for you.

We would like you to have:

  • A passion for building rapport and positive durable working relationships across multiple stakeholders,
  • Ability to influence through effective application of knowledge and logic.
  • Highly motivated and energised, and able to energise the people around you.
  • A working knowledge of the Local Government Act 2002 would also be an advantage but not essential.

About Greater Wellington:

Every day we put all our energy into protecting and enhancing our region. We carefully balance sustainability with economic growth and protection with expansion.

We're a growing and diverse region, and it's our role to protect our environment while also meeting the cultural, social and economic needs of our communities. We're specifically responsible for environment management, flood protection and land management, provision of regional parks, public transport planning and funding, and metropolitan water supply.

It's about dealing with today and planning for the future, especially with the challenges of climate change.

Our Benefits:

We're all about growing our people through professional development and experience across everything the council does and we provide a range of benefits that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and work commitments:-

  • Generous leave allowance
  • Flexible working
  • Medical and trauma insurance
  • “Dress for your day”
  • Modern, new offices

Located in our new Cuba Mall offices, there's also lots of opportunity to sample the great coffee and food in the area.

How to apply:

Click on the Apply link to view the job description and to apply for the role with a cover letter and CV.

For further information, please contact Darryl Joyce, by email at

Applications close: Thursday 7 July 2022

All applicants will be required to provide proof of their eligibility to work in New Zealand.