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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.


About the opportunity| Ko te āheinga:

Are you experienced accounting superstar who is passionate about what you do and keen to make a positive impact in our region? We have a lot of work to do here at Council as part of the recovery from Cyclone Gabrielle. While this is going to be a busy time, where we are building solutions and making process improvements as we go, it is also an incredible opportunity to help support our region through things like the disaster relief fund.


We have a combination of fixed term and permanent roles available and can be flexible on aspects such as hours of work and working from home for the right people. We know that the skills and experience you can bring to our organisation are incredibly valuable so please get in touch if you are interested in being a part of the work we are doing in any capacity. Tell us what you can do and we will see where that fits in our master plan! Below are some of the key roles we require, click on the title to view a full job description.


Senior Group Accountant [permanent]: This senior level role will require you to be Chartered Accountant. 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. 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. The salary range for the role is between $111,330 to $123,700. Please view the job description here.


Treasury and Investments Accountant [fixed term]: this crucial role will see you responsible for ensuring the coordination, integration and management of all treasury and investment strategies and portfolios while providing efficient and effective management of Council's corporate insurance and endowment leasehold porfolio. The salary range for the role is between $102,870 to $114,300. Please view the job description here.


Fixed Asset Accountant [fixed term]: In this role you will be accountable for the financial asset reporting including fixed assets, intangible assets and work in progress. You will lead the asset revaluation programme, manage fixed asset movements and support the Finance Team to meet and comply with all legislation, policies and accounting standards. The salary range for the role is between $80,280 to $91,000. Please view the job description here.


About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

We are open to a range of experience but overall to succeed in this space you would require at least:

  • A professional accounting qualification or higher
  • Highly developed report writing and verbal communication skills.
  • High level Excel and computer skills.
  • Confident ability to deliver effectively in pressure situations.
  • Local Government experience would be desirable.
  • A willingness to learn, try new things and work collaboratively as part of a team


What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

We can offer you a dynamic and challenging working environment where you will be able to put both you accounting and problem-solving skills to great use. We have a supportive, inclusive team who love to celebrate success together. We work collaboratively across the team and help to grow and develop our people so that everyone is best placed to succeed.

 Other benefits of working for our team include flexible working, income protection limited life insurance cover, flu vaccinations and other well-being initiatives. To see a full list of our benefits please visit our website:


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

Applications close 21 April 2023 but we may interview candidates as they apply and close this advert earlier should suitable people be found. So, we encourage you to apply today!

 Please apply via Seek.


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. 


4 April 2023

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