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Senior Group Accountant

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About the opportunity| Ko te āheinga:

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is seeking expressions of interest for an experienced Senior Group Accountant, to be based within the Corporate Services group. The main focus of this role is to effectively manage key financial accounting and reporting functions for the organisation. This will include delivery of performance, financial and statutory reporting while embodying a culture of continuous improvement. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer you will be the in-house technical expert supporting the business with taxation, financial reporting standards and financial accounting. You will lead the preparation of financial statements for the Annual Report, Annual Plan and Long Term Plan and manage the external audit process ensuring accurate and timely compliance and.


About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

This is a busy and challenging position for a professional chartered accountant with at least 5 years senior financial accounting experience.


other key attributes for the role include:


  • Professional Accounting qualification and Chartered Accountant Membership.
  • Local Government experience is desirable.
  • Highly developed report writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Expert level Excel and computer skills.
  • Confident ability to deliver effectively in pressure situations.
  • A clean full driver’s licence. 
  • Have the legal right to work in New Zealand.


What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

 The salary range for the Senior Group Accountant role is between $111,330 to $123,700. This will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Other benefits of working for our team include a supportive and encouraging working environment, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment. To see a full list of our benefits please visit our website:


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

 View the job description here.

Applications close 13 February 2023 but we may interview candidates as they apply and close this advert earlier should a suitable person be found. So, we encourage you to apply today!

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About us | E pā ki a mātou:

 At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council 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.


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. 

16 January 2023

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