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Junior Accountant


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:

HBRC has an abundance of work to do in response to Cyclone Gabrielle. We need to increase the capability of our finance team on a 12-month fixed term basis, to process the volume of incoming requests as we help our region to recover from this event.

 The HBRC Disaster Relief fund needs an accounting superstar with a solid foundation of accounting skill and a willingness to jump in wherever needed to get the mahi done and support our community. You will be assisting with reconciliations and a variety of other accounting tasks across the business. You will be the right hand to our Finance Manager but also support the wider Finance Team when required. 

 This is a great opportunity to get into a corporate role in a busy local government entity that is making a positive impact for our community and environment.


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:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar role/relevant industry
  • Accounting and systems experience (Xero and/or others)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other database and information management systems
  • Experience in working with reconciliations
  • A tertiary qualification is not required but it would be desirable to be working towards this
  • Highly developed report writing and verbal communication skills
  • Confident ability to deliver effectively in pressure situations
  • 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,  limited life insurance cover, flu vaccinations and other well-being initiatives:

 The salary range for this role is  between $68,040 to $75,600 and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

 We value diversity and as such we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. HBRC is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

Applications close 9 June 2023, but we will be contacting applicants as we go so if this sounds like you, then apply today!

View the job description here.

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. 

25 May 2023

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