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Company Westland District Council
Location Auckland City, Auckland
Listed Thu 22 Mar, 10:57 am
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference 4068121_2
Escape the gridlock and embrace your perfect lifestyle on the breathtaking West Coast.

  • An outdoor wonderland on your doorstep
  • Affordable housing
  • Career development

We are Westland District Council and we're proud of the work we do facilitating the development of communities in our stunning region. With unique historic, cultural, environmental and natural resources our endeavours enhance the lifestyle and opportunities for our people and future generations.

As our Financial Accountant your key focus in this broad-based role will be delivering of management reports, annual statutory accounts, and leadership of a tight-knit, established team. Changes on how local councils share services provides you with the opportunity to work on significant and innovative projects.

About You:

Your strong people management skills and 'hands on' style will allow you to make things happen while balancing the strategic and operational requirements of the position with ease. Your leadership experience will mean you will bring your established team onboard to new ways of doing things.

With skills in senior financial management and a clear track record of success as a CA you will be able to hit the ground running. You will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills whilst possessing integrity and expertise, which inspires the confidence and respect of others.

You'll bring 5+ years experience managing and leading a finance team, ideally in Local Government or the State Sector, as well as a Bachelor Degree in Accounting/Finance or relevant field and be CPA accredited. Ideally you will have experience using Practical Computer Services and/or MAGIO.

Why Westland District Council?

Alongside the attractive remuneration package and opportunities for personal and professional development, you'll enjoy the West Coast way of life.

Based in Hokitika you are surrounded by the incredible scenery and adventure playground of the West Coast. A mecca for outdoor adventure - kayaking, cycling, tramping, hunting and fishing are on your doorstop - and world class ski fields and glaciers are just hours away. With a thriving arts and craft community, a vibrant festival calendar and award winning restaurants, Westland offers the best of the city with the relaxed way of life of a small community.

Escape the gridlock and embrace the perfect lifestyle.

"Westland, the last best place"

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.