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21 Jul 2022

Contract Management Accountant

Sustainability Trust  Wellington City, Wellington $75-$90ph

Job Description

Do you love numbers as much as we love the environment?  Does making it all add up get you as excited as recycling does us?  If you’re a spreadsheet wizard with an interest in working for a social enterprise, then have we got the job for you!

Who are we?    

Operating as a charitable trust and social enterprise, Sustainability Trust delivers a wide range of commercial, social and environmental programmes from home insulation and school holiday programmes, to our EcoShop and Curtain Bank. With an annual turnover of over $7m, and growing, we are looking for a management accountant to play a key role in the responsibility for our financial systems and processes.

Who are you?

We’re looking for someone who is confident with numbers, with at least five years’ accounting experience. You’ll be responsible for month end analysis, variance checking, liaising with cost centre managers regarding profitability, performing integration checks, ensuring all systems are in check and running smoothly.  The Trust’s finance manager will be there to support but will be largely focused on other areas of the business, so being a self-starter with an ability to work independently will be key to this role

Sustainability Trust is a medium-sized organisation, and you’ll need to have the ability to be able work closely with staff and assist them to get the best out of our current financial software systems. We have dedicated staff in our office and accounts department, that you’ll work closely with. You’ll also provide regular reporting and recommendations to the Board, CE, and managers to help them in decision making and forecasting.

60% of the Trust’s funds come from our income-generating business units. We are looking for someone who can provide us with well-developed commercial nous and financial skills to increase our profitability so that we can do more of our social and environmental mahi for the benefit of the people of the Wellington region.

Our current Financial Manager is working on another project at the Trust and so you’ll have robust training and handover to make sure you know exactly what you’re doing, and with all the right tools available to you.

We’ve sized the role at around 20-25 hours per month and are happy to be flexible around school-hours or other arrangements.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Ability to promote and improve accounting, financial and administrative efficiencies
  • Ability to analyse business needs and recommend opportunities for process improvement
  • Ability to learn new systems, software, and procedures quickly and thoroughly
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced Excel and computing skills
  • Ability to work autonomously while handling multiple tasks with changing priorities and deadlines
  • High numerical competence and organisational skills
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Be ambitious, driven, and ready to take on a new challenge.

     Experience Required:

    • 5 years + of relevant accounting experience
    • Relevant tertiary qualifications (CA/CPA would be favourable)
    • Exposure to XERO an advantage

    If you think you don’t have all the skills or experience, we want, but think you can offer some other value-add, please feel free to apply also.     

    Why us?   

    We offer:   

    • Flexible and family friendly working arrangements  
    • A positive and supportive work environment  
    • Office in the fun part of the CBD 
    • A sense of fulfilment working for an organisation that makes a difference in the lives of people and for the environment   

    The finer details:   

    • The hours are part-time, 20-25 hours per month (negotiable)
    • This is a contract role, offered at $75-90 per hour

    We know that innovation thrives in teams where diverse points of view are welcomed and celebrated.  We explicitly seek people that bring diverse life experiences, who have diverse cultural identities, educational backgrounds and work experiences. We know that, together, this kind of diversity is what it takes to solve hard problems.     

    Sustainability Trust is proud to be Living Wage Accredited and an equal opportunity employer.   

    Job Expired August 10, 2022

    Job Category: Accounting/Finance. Job Type: Contract.

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