Group Accounting Manager – 12-month Fixed Term Role, Auckland

Last update 2024-05-25
Expires 2024-06-25
ID #2019230595
Group Accounting Manager – 12-month Fixed Term Role, Auckland
New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland,
Modified February 5, 2024


Group Accounting Manager – 12-month fixed term role


Auckland, Auckland |

Accounting/finance |

Not Applicable |

Contract |

Job ID: REF3510 Z
Neptune Pacific Direct Line (NPDL) is experiencing a period of significant transformation. Formed in 2020, Neptune Pacific Line acquired Pacific Direct Line, bringing together two of the South Pacific’s top shipping and logistics companies to support the full supply chain of our customers in the region. NPDL is part of The Wonderful Company headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Its other companies include FIJI Water, Justin and Landmark Vineyards, Vintage Nurseries, Wonderful Citrus, Wonderful Pistachios, Teleflora, POM Wonderful and Suterra.
Job Description

Reporting to the Group Financial Controller based in Fiji, you will need to be a very strong all-rounder with substantial hands-on transactional experience, with a flexible can-do attitude, as the position will be required initially to pick up numerous adhoc work and to deputise and free up colleagues as required as NPDL undertakes some major Finance implementation/integration projects.
You will also be an important member of the NPDL Central Accounting team, working closely with the Group Accounting Manager - Finance as NPDL ensures the Month End close, Consolidation and Submission to US Parent is completed within the 5 WD deadline.
Core Responsibilities:
Work with NPDL Finance to ensure Month/Year End Reporting is completed in line with Reporting Timetables including supplementary schedules
Full Management of NPDL Intercompany Positions, ensuring all Intercompany positions are fully reconciled across both P&L and Balance Sheet
Work with NPDL Finance and Local Accountants to ensure NPDL Group completes its Local Statutory obligations in a timely and efficient manner across all jurisdictions and work towards Zero adjustments.
Assist NPDL Finance to ensure all Tax requests from Corporate are covered off quickly and efficiently.
Finance Point of Contact on NPDL Entity Tax Packs with US Parent
Work closely with NPDL Tax Manager to ensure all Tax entries are booked in local GL’s
Providing support to NPDL Finance on Management Reporting requests
Other tasks as directed
This is a 12-month fixed term role is based in Parnell, Auckland, and we are looking for someone who can hit the ground running and thrive in a dynamic team environment. We need a confident communicator (both verbal and written) with ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and persuasively at all levels. As you can see your interpersonal skills are key. Being adaptable, flexible and a forward thinker will really help you succeed in this role.

Here’s what you’ll bring to the table:
Qualified CA/CPA
Strong experience of Consolidated Financial Reporting in an Multi Currency environment +2 Years.
Advanced Excel skills, with very strong reconciliation skills with the ability to interrogate large data
Strong Finance Systems experience, hands on +3years
Strong working experience of reconciling Intercompany positions
Experience of compiling a detailed YE Reporting pack to Auditors, including fully complete balance sheet reconciliations.
Sound, up to date Technical Accounting experience (IFRS essential, US GAAP advantageous)
Experience of at least one Finance System implementation advantageous
Experience of a strong control environment (SOX preferred).
Sound Working knowledge of International Tax.
Good understanding of Transfer Pricing
Hands on experience with YE Tax calculations and Deferred Tax
Conversational French Language skills
Collaboration with Diverse Project Teams
International M&A
Shipping/Freight forwarding experience would be advantageous
What will give you the edge compared to other candidates?

Experience with Oracle FCCS and Oracle Cloud Financials in addition to having previous ERP Implementation experience. It would be beneficial if you have a good understanding of Principal/Agency Model as well as experience of reporting into an overseas parent company. You will really stand out if you have conversational French Language skills – is preferred but not essential as you could be dealing with the French Polynesia like New Caledonia.
You will have excellent attention to detail, with a strong attitude to complete tasks correctly the first time. In addition, you will have a good understanding of what “Best Practice” looks like, armed with a “Can do” attitude to enable you to effectively bring disparate accounting teams across the region of varying abilities with you on this transformation journey.
This role is 12-month fixed term role based in either Parnell or our Richard Pearce Drive (Airport) office. The reason for this fixed term role is to backfill the current incumbent who has been seconded to a global project to enhance our commitment to continuous improvement.
You will have the right to live and work in New Zealand at the time of applying. The successful candidate may be subject to undergo a Police Check and/or Pre-Employment Drug Test.
Additional Information

Our NPDL Contribution:
Opportunity for development and internal mobility
Wonderful Giving ( - allowing you to donate company money to a cause of your choice
Project Wonderful - Staff spend a day in the community helping with various projects
Company focused on wellness and health
If you are a natural analytical thinker and problem solver with a strong technical accounting skillset across financial reporting & statutory reporting, then apply now!
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Group Accounting Manager – 12-month fixed term role
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Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Group accounting manager – 12-month fixed term role

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