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Financial Accountant



Accounting & Finance
Wellington, New Zealand
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
You’ll be seen as an integral part of the Finance team and the month-end related processes. You will be required to obtain a thorough understanding of the Xero business environment and will assist in ensuring Xero meets the accounting requirements that arise by virtue of being a listed issuer. You will build strong relationships throughout the business and become a trusted advisor to the Finance team and the business in general.

What you'll do...

  • Support the wider team over month end and half year/annual reporting cycles, including processing journals and preparing balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Take initiative, driving change and improvements across the team and wider functions - particularly leveraging finance systems (including in the month end close process).
  • Review and understand the wider functions/P&L, and analyse financial results and identify trends and anomalies, with reasoning behind this.
  • Develop an excellent understanding of finance systems, including Netsuite, Blackline and Xero.
  • Participate in significant corporate or company-wide finance projects and initiatives.
  • Complete daily bank reconciliations, investigating and resolving identified differences.

Critical competencies...

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both with members of Finance and with other areas of the business.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong planning, organisational, problem solving and self-management skills..
  • Takes ownership and readily takes responsibility for work and actions.
  • Drive and initiative.
  • A genuine team player who works collaboratively with and contributes to the function of a high performing team..

Experience you will bring with you...

  • Around two years experience in an accounting based role.
  • Strong understanding of financial accounting standards.
  • Track record of process improvement.
  • Google sheets/excel experience.