Assistant Financial Accountant

New Zealand
Jul 13, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Faculty of Science - Finance

The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand. The Faculty of Science is ranked among the top 90 science facilities worldwide by the QS World University Rankings. The 10 departments and schools that form the Faculty of Science represent the breadth and diversity of science in our modern world.

We are seeking a superb communicator to work as part of the Faculty’s finance team to provide financial and management accounting support. The role will involve providing accurate advice and analysis of financial information in line with the Universities policies. Other elements of the role include – project accounting, purchase requisitioning, invoicing, financial budget reporting and planning and compliance with internal audit processes.


Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be a fantastic communicator with excellent written and verbal skills. You will be able to translate complex financial information in a way that is clear and easy to understand for people with varying backgrounds of financial literacy.

  • Possess high-level interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate this through relationship management, advocacy and negotiation with a diverse range of people.

  • You will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or relevant tertiary qualification and preferably be working towards a chartered accountant qualification.

  • 2-5 years’ experience working in a relevant role with demonstrated knowledge of accounting best practice.

  • Have excellent computer literacy skills including excel. Knowledge of PeopleSoft Finance/SAP/Oracle would be an advantage.

In return you will receive a supportive work environment that encourages work-life balance. This role is seen as having a career development pathway to an Accountant level role.

The University offers a competitive salary, five weeks’ annual leave per year, and over 300 different career development courses. In addition, the University offers a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other subsidies on internal and external services. For more information please visit: Career development and benefits.



Applications close Sunday 23 July 2017. All applications must be made online.

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