Assistant Financial Accountant - Manufacturing
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
3d ago
Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Assistant Financial Accountant to join us on a 6 month contract basis.  

As part of a global organisation, we need to ensure we have robust cost accounting practices and the ability to efficiently analyse and report product costs. Let your reporting skills shine! 

In the role you will:

  • Prepare periodic costing and production reports
  • Provide specific reporting, comparing factors which affect price and profitability while providing recommendations
  • Assist with target costing projects, making estimates of new and proposed costs through various stages of new product development
  • Assist with budgets and forecasts, including management reporting and variance analysis, working with key stakeholders in manufacturing, the local selling and marketing organisation and wider finance teams
  • Analyse any changes which impact on cost and margin
  • Provide financial support to the group operations segment
  • Manual CAPEX settling and monitoring of actual expenditure versus budgets and post-implementation reviews


If you’re stacked with entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, you’ll fit right in here at JDE. Working globally and locally, our Associates have been positively influencing the world of coffee for over 250 years. We love people who are not afraid to try, and who try until they get it right. We value strong convictions and encourage debate. And all this in an open, friendly environment where you can approach anyone and grow any way you like. 

For this role as our Commercial Analyst (officially known internally as FP&A Specialist), we’re looking for someone who has the following skills and experience:


  • SAP experience, predominately within Manufacturing environment (including variance analysis and reporting)
  • Acute time management skills, as this role is deadline focused
  • Proactive approach with strong follow through 
  • Problem solving skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and insights
  • Outstanding stakeholder support skills with ability to mutli task and prioritise
  • Tertiary qualifications in Finance or related discipline 

Additional Information

At JDE, in addition to a competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits tailored to your needs:

  • Fun and inclusive team
  • Lots of tea and coffee 
  • Global organisation with long history that we are proud of and a future we’re excited to be creating 
  • Summer hours, wellness programs and more  

If you think you're up for a new challenge just like this, please grab a cuppa, brush up your CV and apply now (it's really easy, we promise). Should you have any specific questions, you're welcome to call Ali Barfoot on +61 2 951 3423

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