This is a full time permanent (civ) position What you will doYou will support the delivery of best practice accounting across the NZDF. You’ll be responsible for the maintenance of effective systems to meet NZDF’s transactional accounting responsibilities, including bank and balance sheet reconciliations, journal processing, internal control and monitoring, management of credit cards, and provides advice and information to all customers in respect of accounting transactions and processes. The Team Leader will have ownership of reconciliation processes across NZDF, and will be responsible for compliance, accuracy and timeliness of all reconciliations.What we needAn experienced Team Leader with the ability to develop and mentor others. Experience in accounting/finance within a large organisation.We’re looking for your:
Knowledge of NZ Public Sector financial management practices;
Knowledge and understanding of the preparation of Bank and Balance Sheet Reconciliations;
Understanding of credit card management and journal processes;
Financial analysis skills;
High level of computer literacy with spreadsheets and data management software;
Experience with a major ERP package such as SAP or Oracle;
Effective leadership and communication skills.
A qualification in accounting, finance or relevant experience will complement your application, and ideally you will hold ICANZ (CA) membership.Who we areThe Directorate of Defence Commercial Services (DCS) is responsibilities for Strategic Procurement, Supplier Performance Management, Procurement Operations and Business Services Processing with the mandate to achieve improvements in procurement performance; and delivery of sustainable business benefits across NZDF.DCS works with other Defence entities to deliver procurement services to NZDF and to become the NZDF’s Commercial Centre of Excellence. The Business Services Group within DCS is responsible for the effective management of corporate purchasing, accounts payable, and treasury payment functions (PTP) as well as transactional accounting and compliance (including fixed assets, payroll accounting, accounts receivable, balance sheet reconciliations, and tax compliance activities).Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.Why UsNZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:
Great benefits for you and your family;
Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
5 weeks annual leave per year;
Free onsite parking and great nearby amenities;
Flexible working environment and positive culture.
How to ApplyTo view the Position Description and to apply online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Jack Kalyan on (04) 587 2170.Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.Applications close on Wednesday 29 January 2020.Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:Low level Security Clearance
most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process:http://www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/eligibility-tool