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Assistant Accountant Jobs & Recruitment

We've been helping New Zealand's Assistant Accountants find jobs throughout Auckland and Wellington's Accounting & Finance industry for more than 20 years. If you're an Accountant superstar or a manager looking for one, we'd love to hear from you.

Entry requirements

Our clients often prefer candidates for Assistant Accountant positions to have previous accounting experience and exposure to common accounting systems such as MYOB or Xero. If the role includes Payroll duties, then experience in Payroll is usually required.

In many instances, holding a relevant business or accounting qualification, or studying towards full membership of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), will be advantageous.

What could you be doing?

The role of an Assistant Accountant is primarily to provide accounting support to a large accounting team or department, or if within a smaller firm, to provide support to a Senior Accountant, Manager, Financial Controller or CFO.

Typical day-to-day duties can include:

  • Accounts Payable/Receivable processing
  • Invoicing & billing control
  • Bank reconciliations & month-end
  • Accounting systems administration
  • Supporting accounting team, Manager or CFO as required


After several years working as an Assistant Accountant, you may expect to move into a more senior accounting position.

  • Company Accountant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Management Accountant

Who makes a great Assistant Accountant?

A CA or CPA qualified Accountant or an Accountant who has nearly finished their chartered qualification, and has a solid understanding of modern financial systems, budgeting, and forecasting. You will also need to be enthusiastic and an excellent communicator, have a keen eye for detail, and the ability to juggle workloads and deadlines without breaking a sweat. If that sounds familiar, we’d love to hear from you!

Why choose Parker Bridge to help?

Whether you’re looking for the chance to move your career forward or to hire a fantastic Assistant Accountant, we are global experts in accounting recruitment. 


We have a constant demand for experienced Assistant Accountants for a range of different jobs throughout Auckland & Wellington. We also have some of the best hourly rates and salary packages on offer and, as specialists in Accounting & Finance recruitment, we work with some of the best employers. If you’re looking for your chance to work in either of New Zealand's most beautiful cities, look no further.


With more than two decades of experience, we have established ourselves as one of the most successful commercial accounting & finance recruitment partners because we understand the challenges businesses face in today's constantly shifting environment. Most of these challenges can be overcome with the right talent in the right roles and it is our objective to assist our clients to best these challenges through bespoke and dependable recruitment solutions.

What's next?

Let us know you're in the market for a new Assistant Accountant job or employee by completing the form on this page.

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