Senior Financial Accountant (Fixed Term)

  • New Zealand Post
  • 7 Waterloo Quay, Pipitea, Wellington, New Zealand
  • 10 Jan, 2022
Full time, Fixed Term Accounting

Job Description

Provide financial commercial leadership and stewardship, improving our commercial performance and risk management.

  • 10-month opportunity to drive process improvement and ensure strong internal controls
  • Interesting work within a large, complex environment
  • We're looking for strong financial and technical accounting experience

New Zealand Post - Tukurau Aotearoa, and there's more to us than meets the eye, is part of New Zealand's key infrastructure, around since 1840, we provide physical and electronic networks that allow New Zealanders to send and receive messages, goods and payments.  We have multiple revenue earning businesses and an annual turnover of almost $1 billion.  We are proud of the great future we're creating, making sure we bring the best to our customers and communities and deliver what New Zealanders care about.

About the role

Our Group Accounting team work hard (and have fun) to provide financial commercial leadership and stewardship, the team are viewed as subject matter experts and work to assist our business to improve commercial performance and manage financial risk.

Over the 10-month period, you will be responsible for generating accurate financial information through monthly general ledger journals, as well as through the preparation of impeccable monthly balance sheet reconciliations.  Driving process improvement and ensuring strong internal controls and robust financial reporting is a key part of this role, and you will work in a close-knit team to share your knowledge and support junior team members to raise the bar for the whole team.

About you

Of course, you'll have a tertiary qualification in Accounting, and we'd like to see your experience in a medium to large firm with a strong technical accounting and audit background.  You'll know financial accounting standards, and have proven experience putting together financial statements and standards.  You will understand the complexities of a large, commercial organisation, how to operate within a big, high-performing team, and how to engage with stakeholders at all levels.


We're offering the opportunity to work on interesting financial accounting issues within an easy-going and fun environment.  If you have the skills and experience we are looking for, we invite you to review the Job Description and apply online through

For further information, contact Olivia Jacobs (Talent Acquisition Specialist) on 027 604 6834 or

Applications for this role close on 24 January 2022. Please note that we will review applications on a rolling basis.

NZ Post has adopted a goal of a fully vaccinated workplace. All applicants will also be required to provide proof of their eligibility to work in New Zealand. Appointees will be subject to a security and credit check and may be required to undertake a drug test.

There's something really special about being part of the team here at NZ Post - Tukurau Aotearoa, who we are and what we stand for is grounded in our values

We are proud to be Rainbow Tick certified and recognise the diversity and uniqueness of our workforce and reaffirm our commitment to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.