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Project Accountant Jobs & Recruitment

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

Entry requirements

Our clients often prefer candidates with a high level of accounting experience and exposure to some of the most common accounting systems and software for Project Accountant positions.

Holding a relevant accounting, commerce, or business degree, and being a CA qualified Accountant or actively studying towards it can be advantageous.

Our clients also prefer candidates with strong written and verbal communication skills as these professionals regularly need to explain accounting and finance concepts to others.

What could you be doing?

A Project Accountant’s role can vary and typically related to a specific project or portfolio of projects. Usually reporting to the Financial Controller or Accounting/Finance Manager, these professionals are responsible for managing and reporting a project’s financial performance.

Typical day-to-day duties can include:

  • Preparation of monthly financial reports for projects
  • Review and approve project-related costs
  • Managing the general ledger including reconciliations for projects
  • Providing specialist financial advice on projects
  • Assisting with budgeting & forecasting for projects


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

  • Accounting/Finance Manager
  • Commercial Manager
  • Financial Controller
  • Chief Financial Officer

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


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

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