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Exceptional Intermediate BAS Accountant needed
04/01/2017
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Wellington Wellington New Zealand
Full Time
iif Chartered Accountants

Rest assured, we value your confidentiality. We will not contact your current employer, and will do our utmost to make sure your interest in this job remains private.

Also, we don't hire through recruitment agents. This means that you'll be dealing with the partner at iif (Hamish) during your application. There's no recruitment agent sitting in the middle.

 

Why we're hiring

Sadly one of our team members has left the accounting industry. This creates a space for an exceptional intermediate BAS accountant to join our team.

 

A bit about us

We are:

  • Paperless and (more-or-less) 100% Xero
  • Gold Xero partner, and finalist in the 2015 XeroCon Awards
  • Finalists in the 2016 Wellington Gold Awards (which we're pretty proud of)
  • Constantly improving what we do and how we work with our customers
  • Aware of and open about our shortcomings
  • Fast paced and probably a bit OCD about some things
  • Focused on who our ideal customer is and gear our
  • processes around them
  • We have CAANZ ATE status

We're focused on building our advisory capacity, and selling more of this to our customers. We recognise that accounting compliance is limited, and are changing our business model to offer better, broader services.

We have an exceptionally open culture, where everyone knows what's going on with everything. We share turnover numbers, our wins and losses, and we hold each other accountable to our internal KPIs.

Our customers range from businesses with international branches, to small local startups (and of course everything in between). We help them with regular compliance, planning, strategy, and business growth advisory.

For more on us check out our website, www.iif.co.nz 

A bit about you

We're looking for someone to join the team who is aware of the challenges and changes facing our industry. We need someone that's willing to engage with our customers and make a difference to their businesses. We want someone who's fun and great to work with, and who's willing to come on a journey with us and our customers.

The successful candidate must:

  • Have the technical skills to get the BAS work done
  • Be able to relate to our customers both in terms of how they communicate (both written and verbally) and in terms of what it's like to run a business
  • Have at least 2 years' experience (preferably more) in a CA environment
  • Be part way through their CA qualification - we may pay out any bonding at your current employer (if you're finished already that's a bonus)
  • Be tech savvy, preferably including Xero and its add-ons
  • Have a personality (which we'd love to see a bit of in your job application)

They will be responsible for:

  • Preparing financial statements and tax returns for small and medium businesses and trusts, together with the various reconciliations and IRD discussions
  • Dealing with customer queries (you're their first port of call)
  • Handling new sales leads and networking with other professionals
  • Meeting with customers and explaining what their accounts mean in plain English
  • Mentoring and training other staff
  • Driving internal initiatives, like customer seminars and newsletters

What's in it for you:

  • A hard working, but relaxed (no, this isn't an oxymoron) and fun environment
  • The ability to grow as the business grows
  • Access to customers and being able to work directly with Hamish (the sole director)
  • A rewarding place to work where your opinion is valued and you're encouraged to try new things (we know, this sounds a bit cheesy but it's what we're all about)

Don't include a separate cover letter. The body of your email will act as your cover letter (no one likes reading covering letters - they all look the same). Because of the share volume of applicants we get, please try and make email interesting. Please.

Please make the subject line on your email "I'm an exceptional BAS accountant".

As we mentioned earlier, we do not employ through recruitment agencies. So if you've left your CV with them in the past, please also send it to us. 

If you're a recruiter reading this, please do not contact us. We know you've probably got a great candidate, but if they're really that great then they're reading these ads anyway and will contact us directly. Thanks.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


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