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Financial Accountant

  • Auckland Head Office; Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Finance
  • Full time
  • Added


Reporting to the Finance & Accounting Manager and working across Australian and New Zealand entities you will be responsible for ensuring timely accounts preparation, accuracy, and reporting plus any related schedules. Additionally, you will be key in monitoring and adhering to internal controls as well as operating and improving monthly processes.

You will also be instrumental in the identification of inefficient and ineffective areas within finance and be empowered to make process improvements as required.

Key accountabilities:

  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations, completing these on time, to a high quality consistently.

  • Collaborating alongside the wider finance team to ensure accurate accounting records every month and driving process improvements to deliver efficiencies.

  • The preparation and posting of manual journals and the review and maintenance of all systems that post automated journals.

  • Connecting non-financial staff with the finance function and improving the value, reliability, and quality of information and insights that finance produces.

  • Operation and understanding of multi-facets within the ERP system and associated interfaces ensuring system reliability at all times.

  • Assisting with the external and internal audits, and all other statutory obligations, ensuring these are completed timely and successfully.

  • Preparation of taxation requirements for New Zealand and Australia including but not limited to GST, FBT, and NRWT.

  • The preparation, maintenance, and review of systems to ensure proper accounting, payments, and reporting in areas such as leasing and treasury.

  • The review and approval of payments within the banking portal and management of relationships with banking partners and Treasury.

  • Monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting requirements working with the FP&A team to deliver accurate and insightful report to executive management.

  • Assist in the decision-making process and testing of key process and system changes and provide leadership in addressing gaps in the finance function.

  • Assisting in the overall financial control function including internal controls, payables, payroll, receivables, credit, financial planning and analysis, fleet, franchisees, group reporting, and external reporting.

  • Other duties as required by the Accounting Manager or other members of the management team.

What we are looking for:

  • Relevant BCom or equivalent tertiary degree with CA or CPA qualification being beneficial. 

  • Minimum three years’ experience in a CA firm or industry accounting role with advanced Excel knowledge including pivot tables and macro skills along with sound IT knowledge with the ability to pick up new programs quickly.

  • Ability to create macros using VBA and querying data using Power BI and experience using the Oracle suite of products including Smartview will be highly advantageous.

  • Excellent time management skills and adherence to deadlines, especially around month end.

  • The ability to work as a part of a team as well as autonomously.

  • Good judgement and decision-making skills, being able to contribute to key decisions.

  • Proven record for identifying and leading positive change in culture, processes, and systems.

  • Strong accounting knowledge and able to explain finance to non-finance people.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work with a diverse group of people across multiple functions, and across multiple countries.

What we offer

  • As a global company we can offer opportunities for your development!

  • Standard hours Monday to Friday

  • Flexible working from home arrangements (2 days per week once trained)

  • Competitive salary

  • Company retirement scheme, life insurance, discounted health insurance and company discounts

  • Generous parental leave benefits + more!

About Avis Budget Group 

We don't just rent cars. We're changing the way people move. Across our world-famous brands - Avis, Budget, Zipcar, and Apex - we're leading the way for the global mobility industry. Our brands represent a mobility ecosystem of more than 11,000 locations in approximately 180 countries.

With more than 70 years of experience in managing global fleets and with one of the largest fleets of connected cars in the world, we are committed to innovation and are moving the future of mobility forward.

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