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Graduate Financial Accountant


About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

Are you a recent graduate with a passion for numbers, a keen eye for detail, and a strong desire to jumpstart your career in the world of finance? HBRC is looking for a dedicated and talented individual to join our Finance team as a Graduate Financial Accountant. This team's role involves delivering guidance, generating reports, and offering assistance to Councillors and Executive Managers.


In this full-time position you will be at the forefront of ensuring financial integrity, regulatory compliance, and effective financial planning and reporting. 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:

As a Graduate Financial Accountant, you will be an integral part of our finance team and will be responsible for managing financial activities and delivering precise financial data to support decision-making processes within HBRC.


At our organisation we are committed to fostering the growth and development of future finance professionals and offering you continuous support as you work towards your Chartered studies, while our Senior Group Accountant will be there to provide invaluable guidance during your crucial mentored practical experience.


Qualifications and expectations for this position:


  • Relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent accounting tertiary qualification (or coming to the end of that study).
  • CA qualification or progressing towards CA qualification an advantage
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in working with financial reporting systems and requirements
  • Excellent communication and teamwork abilities
  • A passion for learning and a drive to succeed in the financial industry
  • Resilience, adaptability, and flexibility to keep up with the ever-changing nature of HBRC.


What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

The salary range for this role is between $76,230 to $84,700 and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.


Other benefits of working for our team include:

  • Flexible working options to support work/life balance
  • 5 weeks annual leave after 3 years
  • 4% superannuation after 3 years
  • Life insurance and income protection
  • Subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives
  • Strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a supportive working environment.


To see a full list of our benefits please visit our website:


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 17 November 2023, however, we will be interviewing suitable candidates prior to the closing date, so don’t delay, apply today! 

Please apply via Seek.

To view the job description please visit our website here.

Please apply through Seek . If you require any further information please email


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. 

17 November 2023

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