Senior Management Accountant - Team Leader
1d ago

The Organisation

Employing over 500 staff in what is indisputably one of the most stunning locations in the country, Queenstown Lakes District Council is at the very heart of a dynamic community.

Our services are essential to the people in our region and include infrastructure development, community recreational facilities and planning, building and other regulatory services.

The role

In this role you will be tasked with providing leadership to the Management Accounting team, to enable comprehensive reporting and advisory services across the organisation.

You’ll be someone who can get to the heart of complex issues, develop great relationships with all types of people and genuinely want to play a role in supporting our community.

Key areas of responsibility will include :

  • Provide forward-looking, activity-based, and value-adding financial analysis with insights into QLDC’s operations and business plans.
  • Regularly review business unit performance against annual plans, re-forecasts and the Long-Term Plan and report on the results of the review and any variances to the Finance Manager.
  • Report to senior management and the Council on strategic financial issues, including providing advice on cost drivers, and investment and funding models.
  • Provide scenario planning and financial modelling as required.
  • Investigate and assist with development of a framework for Carbon Accounting.
  • Lead the Management Accounting team to improve the overall financial acumen of business unit managers via regular training sessions and coaching to enable a greater understanding.
  • The Person

    To be considered for this role, you’ll need :

  • A Tertiary qualification, bachelor level or greater, in finance, accounting or equivalent practical experience.
  • Be a Chartered Accountant, member of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand or equivalent
  • Substantial experience (8-10yrs+ years) in management accounting, financial modelling, and forecasting.
  • Experience leading and managing a team including all aspects of staff and human resource management.
  • Significant experience in a commercial accounting environment including managing the business planning and forecasting processes.
  • Proven experience within systems accounting and process improvement.
  • Experience in capital intensive industries would be desirable.
  • In return the successful candidate will receive;
  • Competitive market remuneration
  • Career progression and training opportunities
  • Subsidised Health Insurance
  • Discounted health and fitness club rates at our great facilities
  • Relocation allowance will be considered for the right candidate
  • Flexible work arrangements will be considered for the right candidate
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    Applications close : Sunday, 15th May 2022.

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