Graduate Accountant
Massey University
Palmerston North, NZ
5d ago

Palmerston North, Manawatu-WanganuiJob Description : Graduate AccountantPosition purpose To manage data entry process to ensure accurate and timely management reports each month.

To assist in the maintenance of the general ledger, and subsidiary ledgers. To assist in completing external returns, management accounts, and elements of the annual financial statements.

To provide a pleasant and efficient enquiry service for all financial information users.Job familyDepartment Financial Reporting, Finance and TechnologyLocation Palmerston North CampusReports to Financial Reporting ManagerGrade tbcDelegation NilResponsible for NilKey relationships Finance teamTech one usersGraduate Accountant Job Description.

June 2019 Page 1 of 4Massey core capabilitiesAt Massey we are Te Tiriti-led, upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi At Massey we are future-

focused, results-oriented andprinciples through our practice, We : strive for excellence. We : Demonstrate awareness of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its Take ownership and responsibility forcontribution to Aotearoa New Zealand society.

delivering results to support achievement ofUniversity objectives. Understand the relevance and application of Te Tiriti oWaitangi in relation to the work of the University and the Provide the best quality services to ourpeople we serve.

customers (internal and external) ensuring ourstudents / stakeholders are at the heart of Embracing Te Reo Māori in relevant and practical ways in everything we do.

our work place interactions and engagement with externalstakeholders, giving expression to Tikanga Māori and Deliver or support world-

class research,protocols that demonstrates that we respect and value teaching and learning and citizenship.Māori conventions in appropriate settings.

Take personal responsibility for ourperformance, take pride in doing our job well,and commit to ongoing personal andAt Massey we work together with mutual respect and caring.

professional development. Are motivated andWe : create a positive working environment whereour values are reinforced. Act with integrity and trustworthiness and give credit toothers for the work they do.

Anticipate and respond with agility andresilience to the changing needs of the Work cooperatively and inter-dependently to foster andUniversity and the communities we serve.

promote the One University approach. Seek ways to improve our services to deliver Share knowledge and communicate professionally with in an efficient and effective way.

courtesy and mutual respect. Embrace technology and apply this Are ethical in all transactions, working within the innovatively to better meet the needs of thoseparameters of our policies and procedures.

we serve. Are direct, truthful and maintain confidentiality. Seek to Challenge ourselves to reach our potentialunderstand and appreciate our differences.

and help bring out the best in others. Keep ourselves and others safe, working with the Understand how what we do contributes toUniversity’s health, safety and wellbeing policies,the objectives of the University.

procedures and programmes.Graduate Accountant Job Description. June 2019 Page 2 of 4Accountabilities Assist with General Ledger month end process within agreed timelines.

Process system uploads and data entry, eg monthly batch posting, and GL journals. Create journals as required to ensure accuracy and completeness of the books of accounts.

Assist with balance sheet reconciliations. Assist in the preparation of year-end internal communication. Assist with external auditors’ queries as required.

Work on different sections of the annual financial statements as required, including drafting confirmation letters,and stock take procedures.

Answer queries from across the University about GL and sub-ledgers. Maintain an up-to-date filing system and ensuring all information is referenced for easy access.

Job sharing with other Financial Reporting team members in order to provide back-up in the absence of a teammember. Assist in preparation of Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education Commission, and Department of Statisticsreturns.

Other duties as required.Qualifications and ExperienceQualifications A tertiary qualification in Accounting or FinanceExperience 1-

2 years’ experience in financial accounting desirable, including exposure to account reconciliation.Technology One experience would be an advantageProfessional None.

MembershipsKnowledge, Skills and Attributes Good working knowledge of Microsoft products, including Excel, Word, Outlook Attention to detail and accuracy in work An enquiring mind Good communication skills both oral and written Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workloads.

Pre-Employment checks Requirement to pass a Criminal and Traffic Convictions (Security) Check performed by the Ministry ofGraduate Accountant Job Description.

June 2019 Page 3 of 4Justice Requirement to pass a Credit History Check performed by Veda Advantage Personal Information Services.

In addition, there is a requirement to pass a 'No Asset Procedure (NAP)' Credit History Check performedthrough the Insolvency and Trustee Service, Ministry of Economic Development.

Graduate Accountant Job Description. June 2019 Page 4 of 4

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