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Senior Accountant and Tax Specialist
02/10/2017
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Auckland Auckland New Zealand
Full Time
Lynch Phibbs Limited

Fringe CBD with car park provided., Career growth and networking opportunities., Join one of NZ's highly regarded Business Advisory teams..

Senior Accountant and Tax Specialist - Excellent working and learning environment

We are looking for a full time Senior Accountant and Tax Specialist, qualified CA who has been working in public practice for at least five years to join a well-established CA firm. We have a strong commitment to our employees currently employing a great team of 15 people.

About the company

Located in Parnell, our firm offers Tax and Compliance, Auditing and Assurance and Strategic Business Development Services to our clients. 

Lynch Phibbs Ltd work as a team to give our clients the best experience. We provide constant training and development along with exposure to services across accounting, auditing and business advisory. We're on the cutting edge of technology - you'll be working with the best equipment and software. Our Core Values are Professionalism, Intelligence, Respect for self and others, Care and Communication.

Benefits and Culture:

  • Pays a fair market salary
  • Provides you with carpark
  • Expects an 8 hour working day and offers some flexibility in start and finish times
  • Offers training and career opportunities
  • Offers a great team to be part of
  • Offers overall a great place to work
  • Our Core Values
    • Professionalism
    • Intelligence
    • Caring
    • Respect
    • Communication

Duties and responsibilities

  • Has current NZ tax knowledge and sound grounding in compliance is essential.
  • Knowledge of NZIFRS and PBE standards essential.
  • Manage a portfolio of key clients and workflow associated with it.
  • Managing client tax affairs which may include the following tax types:
    • Income Tax
    • Provisional Tax
    • GST
    • PAYE
    • FBT
    • RWT
  • Preparation of year-end financial statements.
  • Preparation of periodic tax returns.
  • Preparation and filing all tax types on time.
  • Monthly reporting.
  • Communication and negotiation with IRD for any tax issues/tax audits.
  • Assist clients with tax planning/tax pooling.
  • Preparation of quality work-papers.
  • Tax advice to clients.
  • Review work performed by other team members.
  • Research tax opinions.
  • Has a strong interest in business development, budgeting and cash flow forecasting.
  • Able to work on special projects with a range of various business structures including companies, trusts, partnerships, sole traders and individuals.

 Knowledge, skills and attributes required

  • CA qualified
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a local CA firm
  • Fantastic written & verbal communication skills
  • Well versed with AO, MYOB, Xero & Banklink
  • Developed Interpersonal Skills and outgoing personality
  • confident communicator with well-rounded technical skills and pleasant client-facing skills
  • Ability to communicate in plain language complex tax, accounting and business information to clients of various functional backgrounds and industries
  • A willingness to work with others and open to take on various ad hoc responsibilities
  • good sense of humour
  • Proactive, forward-focused thinker with an ability to identify issues and ways to improve consistently
  • proven ability to work well in a CA environment.
  • Fast learner
  • Flexibility and adaptability to industry and technology changes
  • High standards of efficiency and professionalism
  • Takes responsibility for own efficiency and results
  • Is accountable and works well independently
  • A caring and compassionate nature
  • A clean Ministry of Justice record and credit check is required for this position
  • Has New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa
  • confident communicator with well-rounded technical skills and pleasant client-facing skills

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