Senior Management Accountant

Richmond, New Zealand

Reference: 6085976

  • Customisable benefits package (options include extra leave, extra superannuation, health insurance and cash payout).
  • Flexible and work-from-home arrangements are available.
  • Become an important part of shaping and supporting the community you live in.

The perks you'll enjoy:

This is more than an accounting role and your impact will span further than just the numbers. Being part of Council means you're an important part of shaping and supporting the community you live in.

We offer you a place in an engaged, professional and secure team who has fun, love what they do, share a passion for numbers.

What's more, we are committed to investing in your future and giving you opportunities to grow and develop through ongoing professional development. We also provide a supportive work environment that includes flexible, work from home options, no parking hassles, a day off on your birthday, relocation assistance and a benefits package suited to your preferences.

Things we will trust you with:

The goal for you is to lead your management accounting team to prepare, develop, analyse and communicate management accounting information to enable the leadership team and Council to make sound financial decisions.

You'll collaborate and present information to Council and Management. You will lead the financial planning on the Long Term Plan, forecasting and Annual Plans. You'll also find solutions to complex problems and work with a high level of autonomy.

Things you will be proud of:

  • You're an exemplary leader, who is confident making decisions and you relish leading within a collaborative team environment.
  • Your strong and agile strategic mind - with your elevated level of problem-solving skills, you continually strive for the best possible outcomes.
  • You're a great communicator who can deliver complex and technical information in a simple and understandable form.
  • You can quickly build trust-based relationships with senior executives, and political staff. People come to you for advice, they trust your advice and they value your expertise.

The boxes you'll need to tick:

We see you holding a tertiary qualification in accounting or finance, and you'll have significant experience in the management accounting arena. You'll need to show us your staff leadership skills are strong and that you can bring people along with you on your journey to success.

Although membership with CAANZ is desirable, we are also interested if you come with strong budgeting and forecasting experience and a willingness to learn. You will have had prior experience is in either project management, data management, modelling and/or analysis.

The bottom line:

It's no secret, the Tasman area is exploding with natural beauty (we boast three stunning National Parks in our region), recreational amenities and economic growth. All of this means the lifestyle opportunities available to you make Tasman a great place to live, work, and play.

It all adds up for you, doesn't it? Apply now!

Other career opportunities

Summer Student Internships

Every year we employ a number of Summer Students across the Council, to work for a period of 12-16 weeks over the summer months (mid-November to February). Recruitment for Summer Students begins in early July. All applications must be submitted online via the vacancy on our Vacancies page between 1 July and 31 July each year.

We typically have vacancies in Engineering, Environmental Policy, Environmental Information (Hydrology, Resource Science and Biosecurity), and Regulatory (Compliance Monitoring and Harbourmaster).


  • Why Tasman?

    Climate and lifestyle are two of the major factors for people choosing to live and work in the Tasman District. Building great communities through employing great people. Will you be one of them?

  • What's in it for you?

    Ample learning and development opportunities, flexible working options and a benefits package to suit your preferences - just some of the reasons to join our team.

  • Meet the team

    Knowing about the people you are going to be working with is a critical part of selecting your next job – we understand that. So, come and meet some of the people in our team.