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Financial Accountant Jobs & Recruitment

Common job titles

Financial Accountant, Senior Financial Accountant

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

Entry requirements

Our clients often prefer candidates with a range of financial accounting experience, with sound knowledge of New Zealand (NZ GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

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

What could you be doing?

A Financial Accountant’s role can be varied and differ from business to business. Usually reporting to the Financial Controller or Accounting/Finance Manager, these professionals are responsible for managing and reporting the company’s financial performance.

Typical day-to-day duties can include:

  • Preparation of monthly and yearly financial reports
  • Managing the general ledger including reconciliations
  • Preparing GST, FBT, payroll & tax returns
  • Assisting with budgeting & forecasting
  • Training and managing junior accounting staff


After several years’ working as a Financial Accountant, you may expect to move into a more senior accounting or management position.

  • Senior Financial Accountant
  • Accounting/Finance Manager
  • Financial Controller
  • Chief Financial Officer

Who makes a great Financial 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 Financial Accountant, we are global experts in accounting recruitment. 


We have a constant demand for experienced Financial 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 Financial Accountant job or employee by completing the form on this page.

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