Financial Accountant

Permanent – Full Time

Tararua offers you the lifestyle you have always dreamed of. Take advantage of the adventure, scenic attractions, and country hospitality at its best! If you are keen on tramping, hunting, fishing, or canoeing you will be spoilt for choice. All the facilities are nearby, swimming pools, gyms, tennis courts and championship golf courses. The Tararua District provides an enviable lifestyle and work location.

Be inspired to come to work each day, with a collaborative, positive and innovative workplace that you can really leave your mark in.
Tararua is experiencing unprecedented growth which is expected to continue for many years to come. Council is working on various strategies to capture and leverage off the benefits this growth brings to Tararua. This creates an exciting opportunity for staff to develop policies, plans and projects to enable the strategies to reach fruition, and deliver exceptional value to our community.

We are looking for an Accountant to work alongside our dedicated team. This role supports our Finance Team and provides a great opportunity to learn and grow your skills over a broad range of finance related areas.

A large part of this role will be working collaboratively across the organisation namely in Asset Management, Treasury Management, Insurance administration and Performance Management. Ideally, we are looking for someone with the following attributes:

  • Excellent relationship building and communication skills
  • Technical accounting knowledge
  • An eye for detail and pride yourself on being accurate
  • Proficiency in using Excel
  • Flexibility, a can-do attitude, and initiative
  • Willingness to learn in a team-based environment

If you possess the right attributes, are adaptable and flexible, and want to join a great team, we would love to hear from you!
This position is full-time (40 hours per week) and is based in Dannevirke.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a vibrant team developing the Tararua community!

How to Apply

A copy of the job description and application form can be downloaded below. Alternatively, you may collect the application and job description from Council’s Customer Service Centres, in person or request by phone.

Please send your application to Tararua District Council, P O Box 115 (26 Gordon Street), Dannevirke, phone 06 374 4080, or by email to, attention the Group Manager – People and Capability.

All applications will require a completed application form, cover letter, and CV.

Applications close with the Group Manager – People & Capability, 5:00pm – Friday 3rd December 2021

Application - Financial Accountant
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Position Description - Financial Accountant
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