Senior Management Accountant - Team Leader

Listed 8 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

The Senior Management Accountant - Team Leader provides co-ordination and leadership to the Management Accounting team to enable them to provide comprehensive reporting and advisory services and financial planning to the organisation.

You will lead and foster a positive culture to ensure the management and delivery of advisory activities is service-centric, efficiently run, value-added, and meets the needs of the organisation.  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, re-forecasts and the Long-Term Plan and report on the results of the review and any variances to the Finance Manager. 
  • Report to senior management and the Council on strategic financial issues, including providing advice on cost drivers, and investment and funding models. 
  • Provide scenario planning and financial modelling as required. 
  • Investigate and assist with development of a framework for Carbon Accounting.

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.
  • Have significant experience in management accounting, financial modelling, and forecasting.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and managing a team.
  • Have prior experience in a commercial accounting environment including managing the business planning and forecasting processes.
  • Be experienced with management reporting and presenting to senior management. 
  • A proven problem solver and strategic thinker who can make the connections between various aspects of the organisation and implications for business units.
  • Proven experience within systems accounting and process improvement, coupled with strong spread-sheeting and financial modelling skills.
  • Have a highly motivated, achievement-oriented, and innovative approach.

 We Offer

  • Competitive market remuneration
  • A supportive environment and great learning and development opportunities
  • Subsidised health insurance 
  • Flexible working practices 
  • Regular working hours
  • Discounted access to QLDC’s great health and fitness facilities 
  • Free eye checks and annual flu shots 
  • Extra annual leave awarded with years of service 
  • 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.