Westland District Council


Westland District Council

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 12-06-2018


New Zealand

Work type:

  • Varied and Integral Role 
  • Financial Focus 
  • Hokitika Based 


The Westland District has thriving tourism, agriculture and mineral industries alongside an awe inspiring natural environment. The Westland District Council’s motto is “The last best place”, with a vision of being a world class tourist destination while fostering industries and businesses that lead through innovation and service. The opportunity has arisen for a professional to join their team to deliver core services that meet community expectations and demonstrate value and quality. For more information visit: www.westlanddc.govt.nz

Reporting to the Finance Manager the key focus of this role is to provide a high level of support to the finance team through the accurate and timely processing of accounts. Responsibilities will include financial reporting including meeting statutory and Audit NZ requirements, supporting the annual planning process, treasury, fixed assets, general ledger and providing payroll support as required.

You will have strong problem solving skills and the ability to think on your feet whilst delivering solution focused outcomes. Additionally, you will have an analytical mind, strong numerical skills, high levels of accuracy and an exceptional work ethic to ensure success in this role. Previous experience in Local Government and CA qualifications would be advantageous but not a requirement. Previous financial reporting experience and an understanding of external requirements are essential. In return you will be rewarded with professional support and development as well as the chance to join a friendly and established team.

Please click here to view a Position Description for this role.

To apply please submit your cover letter and CV by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. Initial phone enquiries can be made to Nick Carter 03 345 8764 or Cherine Macdonald 03 341 5120.

Applications for this role close 5pm Tuesday 12 June 2018