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Revenue Accountant

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Te Whakapakari Tahi I Tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.

Our vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community.

We focus on prioritising:

Te kounga o te wai, te haumarutanga me te mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi o te whakamarutanga | Water quality, safety and climate-resilient security.  

Kia koi, kia toitū hoki te whakamahinga o te whenua | Climate-smart and sustainable land use. 

Kia ora, kia āhei, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki te rerenga rauropi | Healthy, functioning and climate-resilient biodiversity. 

Kia toitū, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki ngā ratonga me ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure. 


At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (“HBRC”) our purpose is to work with our community to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing and connectivity. Our organisation is diverse and our work is varied. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management.


About the Opportunity:

We are navigating through a period of change and growth and are looking for a passionate and talented Revenue Accountant to join our finance team in this key role. The Finance Team is responsible for the delivery of all facets of the HBRC finance functions and delivering strategic advice to the wider Council and senior management.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Revenue Accountant will be responsible for – 

  • Rating and funding policy support, including advising on best practice principles and ensuring standards are maintained as HBRC’s subject matter expert
  • Management of Napier leasehold land portfolio
  • Managing HBRC’s various insurance policies including renewals and claims
  • Supporting HBRC’s treasury activities
  • Working closely with other members of the finance team to assist and support when the need arises


About you:

In addition to being a team player and demonstrating a self-motivated can-do attitude, ideally you will also have: 

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent tertiary qualification
  • A minimum of 5+ years proven Local Government/Policy and accounting experience, including knowledge of Local Government Act 2002 and Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, or demonstrated ability to interpret and work within a legislative framework
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including intermediate to advanced MS Excel skills
  • Experience in working with financial reporting systems and requirements 
  • Strong knowledge of or ability to interpret and work within legislative parameters and experience in the development of policy preparation
  • Collaborative work style and willingness to help others in the team regardless how simple or complex the task may be


Benefits of working for our team include income protection and life insurance along with a range of well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment. In addition, the HRBC will also provide relocation assistance to any candidates relocating to Hawke’s Bay for the position.


For a confidential initial discussion about this opportunity please contact Adam Caccioppoli at Baker Tilly Staples Rodway, who is supporting HBRC with this recruitment. ( and (06) 8787011)

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

To view the job description please click here.

Applications close 5pm 12th November.

Please note that due to the competitive talent market at present, candidates will be contacted and interviewed throughout the advertising period so please do apply immediately.

29 October 2021

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