We have the specialised skills and commitment to create good chemistry in contract and temporary recruitment solutions.
Our dedicated Accounting and Finance contracting team brings together specialisations from across the accounting vertical as well as a commitment to understanding your specific needs. We have access to a strong network of skilled professionals across the full breadth of roles, from accounts payable to the CFO level. This enables us to develop quality shortlists within 24 – 48 hours by tapping into our existing network of immediately available talent, while also offering regular and consistent work through our extensive client base.
Benefits for businesses
- Speed to hire – an extensive talent pool on stand by for short time frames.
- Flexibility and continuity to carry your business through peak workflows, projects and growth plans.
- Quality of candidates ensured through a robust interview process and thorough background checks.
- A user-friendly experience for both candidate and clients through our innovative timesheeting solution.
Benefits for candidates
- Our dedicated team move quickly to secure employment fast.
- Our sector specialisation means we can be more flexible in matching skill sets for contractor roles, and our clients are more open to this, which gives you wider career exposure and growth.
- With a range of contract positions you can choose one that suits your lifestyle.
- Our large client base and volume of roles allows you to specialise in a niche and we can assign you contract positions accordingly.
We seek out those with a sense of passion and purpose
Latest Accounting and Finance Jobs
Payroll Specialist – 9 month contract opportunity
Who is my employer?
When you are placed by Hunter Campbell on a contracting basis, you will either be a PAYE Contractor (employed by Hunter Campbell on a fixed term or project basis), or as an Independent Contractor (you are self-employed, contracting through Hunter Campbell).
Why should I contract through Hunter Campbell?
We are specialists in Accounting and Finance which means we have a large client base and lots of jobs available. We move quickly and our knowledge in the market allows us to be more flexible than most recruiters.
When do I get paid?
All Hunter Campbell contractors are paid fortnightly following the approval of their timesheet (PAYE and Independent Contractors) and invoice (Independent Contractors). Our payroll is processed fortnightly on the Thursday after each pay cycle, money will be cleared in your account by Friday.
How do I deal with income tax?
PAYE Contractor: Hunter Campbell will organise all income tax obligations on your behalf.
Independent Contractor: It is your responsibility to manage any financial obligations. You can do this yourself (or via your own accountant). Alternatively, we recommend Hnry, a NZ tax agency.
See the below link for more information on contracting with Hunter Campbell through Hnry. https://hnry.co.nz/hunter-campbell
How do I claim expenses at the end of the financial year?
PAYE Contractor: N/A
Independent Contractor: Expenses can be claimed by you, your Accountant or through a tax agency. Complete records need to be kept for seven years.
What forms do I need to complete to set up as a contractor?
Independent Contractor: All relevant forms will be sent to you in your Independent Contractor payment pack once you have been placed. These include the IR330C, and invoicing details.
What do I do about KiwiSaver?
You are Eligible for KiwiSaver if you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. If you are eligible and between the ages of 18 to 65, you will automatically be enrolled into KiwiSaver when you start working with a new employer. All eligible contractors must fill out either a KiwiSaver deduction form (KS2) or an Opt-out request (KS10). If you are not eligible for Kiwisaver there are no forms for you to complete. Completing one of these forms will initiate the compulsory 13-day opt-in period, after which you can opt-out any time before day 56 of employment. Requests to opt-out after 57 days are late opt outs and must be approved by the IRD.
PAYE Contractor: These forms be included in your PAYE payment pack.
Independent Contractor: As you are self-employed, you will need to organise this by contacting your KiwiSaver provider directly.
What Withholding tax rate should I include?
PAYE Contractor: N/A
Independent Contractor: The minimum Withholding tax rate is 10%. You can request a special rate by completing a Request for PAYE Exemption on Schedular Payments (IR332) form. You must provide Hunter Campbell with confirmation of the special tax rate letter from the IRD, to be implemented going forward. In the interim, the minimum we can deduct is 10%.
Why do I need insurance?
PAYE Contractor: As you are employed on Hunter Campbell’s payroll, it is not necessary for you to organise your own insurance.
Independent Contractor: Independent contractors are personally liable for their work. Hunter Campbell contractors are required to have insurance for two reasons:
- To defend claims made against you.
- To pay the company you are contracted to if you are found to be legally liable.
Do I need to register for GST?
PAYE Contractor: N/A
Independent Contractor: This is dependent on your annual income. If you earn over $60,000 in a single tax year through contracting, IRD states that you must be GST-registered. If you are not already registered for GST as a sole trader, you can do this through the myIR portal.
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Am I entitled to sick leave as a contractor?
PAYE Contractor: As you are employed on Hunter Campbell’s payroll, you are entitled to paid sick leave and bereavement leave after completing 6 months of current, continuous employment with us. This also applies if you have worked for Hunter Campbell over a 6-month period for at least; 10 hours per week on average; and no less than 1 hour every week or 40 hours every month.
Independent Contractor: You are not entitled to paid sick leave as you are self-employed.
Do I get public holidays as a contractor?
PAYE Contractor: You are eligible to be paid if a statutory day falls on a day that you would usually work. If you worked on a statutory day that is your usual working day, you are eligible to be paid time and a half for your hours worked plus a day in lieu. If you worked on a statutory day that is not your usual working day you are eligible for time and a half, but not a day in lieu.
Independent Contractor: You are not entitled to paid public holidays as you are self-employed.
What are my holiday pay / annual leave entitlements?
PAYE Contractor: For PAYE Contractors that are employed on a Fixed Term or Project basis of less than 12 months, holiday pay is paid at 8% of gross earnings on top of your hourly/daily rate. PAYE Contractors that are employed on a Fixed Term or Project basis of more than 12 month are entitled to 4 weeks of paid annual leave.
Independent Contractor: You are not entitled to paid annual leave, and holiday pay does not accrue on top of your hourly/ daily rate as you are self-employed.
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