Management Accountant (15 mth Fixed term)

Listed 6 days Ago
Queenstown Lakes District Council
Financial Services

Employing over 500 staff in what is indisputably one of the most stunning locations in the country, Queenstown Lakes District Council is at the very heart of a dynamic community. Our services are essential to the people in our region and include infrastructure development, community recreational facilities and planning, building and other regulatory services. 

The Role

As Management Accountant, you will provide support and financial management advice to allocated business units and timely and accurate financial reporting and analysis to the organisation to enable business unit managers to understand the financial aspects of their operations. 

You will develop strong relationships with internal stakeholders, ensuring that solutions are aligned with the Annual Plan/Long Term Plan and policy decisions. Key areas of responsibility will include: 

  • Provide forward-looking, activity-based, and value-adding financial analysis with insights into QLDC’s operations and business plans. 
  • Regularly review business unit performance against annual plans, budgets and the Long-Term Plan and report on the results of the review and any variances.
  • Work with business unit managers to prepare the financial aspects of business cases and review financial aspects of contracts.
  • Work with business unit and project managers in the preparation of budgets and forecasts. 
  • Provide scenario planning and financial modelling as required..

About You 

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Hold a Tertiary qualification in finance or accounting.
  • Be a Chartered Accountant, member of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand or equivalent.
  • Proven experience in a commercial accounting environment, with exposure to business planning processes. Experience in capital intensive industries would be warmly received.
  • Have prior experience in a commercial accounting environment including managing the business planning and forecasting processes.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in the application of activity-based costing and project accounting.
  • Strong spread-sheeting and financial modelling skills.
  • The ability to develop and maintain relationships across a broad range of sectors at a senior level.
  • Have a highly motivated, achievement-oriented, and innovative approach.

We Offer

  • Competitive market remuneration
  • A supportive environment and great learning and development opportunities 
  • Flexible working practices 
  • Regular working hours
  • Discounted access to QLDC’s great health and fitness facilities 
  • Relocation allowance and support considered for the successful candidate 

How to Apply

For more information on this role or to apply, please visit or contact Paddy Cribb, Finance Manager via +64 (3) 450 0535 or to discuss this exciting opportunity in confidence.   

Applications close: Wednesday 6 July, 2022.