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Waikato Waikato New Zealand
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Cobb Vantress NZ Ltd

Cobb Vantress is a global company using innovative research and technology to make protein available, healthy and affordable worldwide.  Cobb is currently in the process of setting up a New Zealand business unit, and is looking for an experienced and qualified Chartered Accountant to join the team and help us create a working platform for what is truly a green fields project.

Being a part of Cobb means being a part of a family. The creativity and passion that Cobb employees demonstrate is the quality that makes each of them unique and important to our success. We are seeking expressions of interest from experienced, ‘can-do’ Accountants keen to roll their sleeves up and help with getting the business set up here.

Reporting to the Director of Finance Asia Pacific and with a dotted line to the NZ General Manager, you'll be responsible for all NZ facilities, providing strong finance leadership and sound advice and guidance to business leaders.  You will establish all NZ finance systems and processes, ensure that these systems are set up to cope with the growth of the business, and ensure that the NZ operation also meets the requirements set down by our corporate office.  Some international travel will be required.

This role will initially cover all areas of finance and include an assessment of staffing needs and recruitment of those staff, so you'll need to be prepared to roll up your sleeves and do what is required.  So while you'll be contributing at the senior leadership level, you'll also be managing the day to day financial administration required to get the NZ operation off the ground.You are an experienced Accountant with a strong corporate background and experience in a role working with the relevant NZ legislation.  Ideally you will be familiar with the challenges a green fields environment may present.  As the people in this organisation are up front, honest, innovative and hardworking, the successful candidate will also bring these

same attributes.  

The role may be based in our Project Office in Pukekohe for the first 1 – 2 moths (depending on start date) and then be based at our farm location near Huntly, so will suit anyone living in either of those locations (or anywhere in between) and willing to commute in the short term. Mileage and logistics of managing this will be discussed with the preferred applicant.

Critical to the success of in this role will be:

  • 5 – 8 years experience as a Chartered Accountant in New Zealand

  • Sound leadership skills, staff management experience

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products (Expert in MS Excel)

  • Teamwork

  • Attention to detail

  • Demonstrated “can-do” attitude

  • Self-confident, committed, enthusiastic and works well under pressure

  • Able to write concise and accurate reports and proposals

Applicants MUST have a valid New Zealand work visa or residency, and be willing to undertake a pre-employment medical, drug test and criminal conviction check. Due to the nature of our business and strict biosecurity policies, we are unable to employ anyone that has birds, pigs or chickens at their place of residence.

If you have a high level of integrity, are innovative, want to be part of a team striving to be the best they can be, and want to join the Cobb family, then you will fit right in!

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