senior financial accountant


Job Description:

We currently have an exciting opportunity responsible for providing assurance across a range of accounting standards, while managing and overseeing end to end processes for a large government organisations financials, based in the Wellington CBD on a 5 Month contract with an immediate start desired (but not essential).

This role will give you the opportunity to provide financial expertise and advice to the organisation's business group, leading progressive business improvements resulting in enhanced financial management practices.

You will be a seasoned Financial Accountant with experience overseeing and managing financial inputs and providing advice at a senior level within government.

Key Responsibilities

Manage and oversee production and submission of annual reports and estimates along with baseline updates, forecast tracks, estimated actuals and economic fiscal updates

Review and evaluate internal business cases as required for budgeting and forecasting purposes

Provide advice on guidelines that impact the Department and implement necessary changes

Manage and oversee cash flow forecasting exercises as required while controlling the five year cash flow forecast summary for operating and capital plans

Review balance sheet reconciliations on a cyclical basis to ensure compliance with accounting standards

Undertake monthly review of actual results and forecasting outlook to ensure that the Department remains within its funding allocation

Provide support and guidance in the Finance policies and procedures and process documentation for the Department

Train, support and mentor more junior finance staff to develop their capabilities and provide opportunities for development

Key Requirements

CA Qualification or Equivalent5+ years relevant experience in a large organisation

Thorough and demonstrated knowledge of financial accounting ideally within government

Experience in relevant financial accounting information systems

This is a great opportunity to take your next contract position in a role that can give you great exposure to a range of responsibilities, with the opportunity to add real value.

If you are interested in this position, please apply via the link provided.

If you are interested in this position, please apply via the link provided.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Louis Jackson on 04 471 4875 or email

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.

Posted on: 

Wednesday, 28 April 2021