Branch Accountant - Higgins Christchurch
Christchurch, New Zealand
5d ago

Description :

Branch Accountant Christchurch

  • Leadership role
  • Genuine career prospects for a high performer
  • Opportunity to be a part of a growing New Zealand business
  • About Higgins Higgins (part of the Fletcher Building Group) is a leading roading and civil infrastructure company in New Zealand.

    Many people have built great careers with Higgins over the last 60 years. As a member of the Higgins Green Team that opportunity is open to you as we work, grow and have fun together building tomorrows New Zealand.

    We are a leader in roading and infrastructure, across NZ and Fiji, with strong growth we have all the benefits of a large organisation, with the heart of a smaller close-knit values-based business.

    About the Opportunity Based out of our Wigram office; reporting to the Branch Manager; you will be leading the financials for the branch and manage the Finance / Administration team.

    You will be responsible for working alongside our highly skilled managers to help contribute to the Higgins South Island businesses wider success.

    You should have a modern approach to accounting and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Exceptional communication skills are a must, given that you’ll be required to interact with a wide number of key internal stakeholders.

    This is a hands-on role so we are looking for a quick thinker who can solve issues, have high attention to detail and provide accurate information promptly. Key Responsibilities :

  • Completing and managing the financial and commercial reporting, including budgeting, forecasting and daily, weekly, monthly and annual financial reporting for the Branch to Group timetable
  • Working with divisional managers to ensure contractual claims, cash flows, earned value, cost forecasting and reporting is completed
  • Providing financial and commercial support and training to operational and financial staff and management
  • Establishing financial and commercial controls and reporting protocols in line with required compliance, Group policies, culture and timetables
  • Driving change, innovation and continuous improvement in support of business operations
  • About you :

  • Tertiary qualification in accounting or business. Those with AT, ACA or CA status or working towards will be viewed favourably.
  • Proven hands on experience in a financial and commercial role preferably within the contracting and infrastructure sectors.
  • Solid experience with major ERP systems such as Microsoft Dynamics AX and JDE desirable
  • You are at home in an environment where no two days are the same and where you are prepared to be one of the team and muck in where required.
  • Team support, coaching and mentoring are key elements in this role

  • Prepared to fly between Christchurch and Nelson
  • Ability and willingness to grow with the business
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential
  • We Offer :

  • Opportunity to be a part of a growing New Zealand business
  • Competitive package
  • On-going training and development
  • Fletchers Benefits Programme, including discounted health insurance, Employee Welfare Fund & share scheme.
  • Employee Education Fund to help you and your family reach your educational aspirations
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