Systems Accountant

3 April 2024 | Careers
  • Lead financial systems enhancement initiatives
  • Work for an Exciting Industry Leader
  • Great Waikato Location

Are you looking for a pivotal role where you can leverage your financial acumen and system expertise?

Join our Waipā Networks whānau and become a key player in our close-knit team as we power communities across the Waipā region. With a legacy spanning over a century in the electricity industry, we are a growing network serving over 40,000 customers in Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Kāwhia and beyond. As we transition from a historically rural network to a dynamic mix of rural, urban, and industrial landscapes, we’re looking for an experienced systems accountant individual to join our team.

The role 

The primary focus of the role, reporting to the Financial Controller, is to manage and enhance our financial systems and reporting requirements.

You’ll oversee the implementation, maintenance, and improvement of financial software and related applications, ensuring seamless integration, data accuracy, and efficient financial process and reporting.

Key responsibilities:

  • Oversee the implementation and maintenance of financial systems, including accounting software and related applications.
  • Collaborate with IT and the Finance team to ensure the integrity and security of financial systems and data, resolving system-related issues.
  • Evaluate and recommend improvements to existing financial systems and processes.
  • Ensure seamless integration of financial systems with other operational systems.
  • Conduct regular audits and reviews to maintain data accuracy and consistency.
  • Develop financial reports for management and regulatory purposes.
  • Contribute to the development of financial models and forecasts.
  • Ensure compliance of financial systems with industry regulations and standards.
  • Collaborate with IT security to implement and maintain robust security measures for financial systems.
  • Provide support, training, and troubleshooting assistance to users of financial systems.

About you

You’ll have a keen eye for detail, problem solving skills, and the ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential, along with a proactive and self-motivated approach to your work.

The ideal candidate will be a Chartered Accountant with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a system accounting role. Experience with PowerBI or similar analytical tools will be an advantage.

What’s in it for you?

Join a thriving team in a truly innovative and exciting company. Be part of a close-knit and welcoming culture as you immerse yourself in challenging work that contributes to our growth. This role offers a chance to build a legacy and take your career to the next level. Enjoy a competitive salary and employee benefits, including comprehensive health and life insurance.

Please note that we run a robust recruitment process, including pre-employment vetting. To apply, you must have the right to work permanently in New Zealand without restrictions and be currently in New Zealand. Join us at Waipā Networks and be a part of something remarkable.