Commercial Accountant – Contract opportunity

28 / 03 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Contract or Temp
  • Accountant - Chartered / CPA / Accounting


The Company

Hunter Campbell is proud to be partnering with Sanford for this integral hire. Sanford (NZX) is one of New Zealand’s oldest companies and while it embraces its 100+ years of heritage, it is a pioneer of sustainability and innovation within the seafood industry.

One of New Zealand’s biggest exporters, Sanford delivers fresh and frozen produce to all corners of the globe.

The Role

As the Commercial Accountant reporting to the Senior Commercial Accountant, your primary focus is to support the Mussels division of Sanford. You will provide accurate and timely reporting across the Mussels division, as well as providing increased insight and understanding of the cost base.

Your key duties will include (but not be limited to);

  • Delivery of the daily and monthly reporting requirements ensuring timely and accurate reporting.
  • Helping provide the Mussels division with a greater understanding of its cost base including understanding trends, and insights around opportunities and risks.
  • Identify and supporting process improvement initiatives.
  • Supporting the Senior Commercial Accountant Mussels in the preparation of the annual budget and other key planning cycles including mid-year forecasts.
  • Champion the transition to D365 in the Mussels division and provide support in implementing the recommended best practices.

To be considered for this role you will ideally be CA/CPA qualified or on that pathway. You will be commercially savvy with a curious mindset. 

Experience in working with large data sets and someone who is tech savvy is a must. 

What’s in it for you…
This is a unique opportunity to influence the performance of one of New Zealand’s most recognisable companies. It is a chance to work in one of the most scenic parts of New Zealand and will suit someone who is either living in Havelock or surrounding areas (Blenheim, Nelson etc), but also open to someone based in Auckland who is happy to travel down once a month. This is a people-focused business, where company culture is paramount, therefore you will be surrounded by fantastic colleagues in a supportive environment. They also take a very modern approach to flexible working arrangements with the ability to work from home 2 days per week. 

To be considered for this position, submit your CV by following the link below or contact Regina Manaf on 021 220 8786 or

  • Initial 6 month Fixed Term Contract
  • Marlborough - Havelock Region or Auckland Based
  • Role with great exposure to senior stakeholders

Apply now

Regina Manaf
Consultant, Accounting

I am a specialist in placing top talent into interim finance and accounting roles across some of New Zealand’s most exciting businesses. I take great pride in placing high-calibre talent into high-performing NZ businesses. For me, it’s imperative I understand the true needs of the client but at the same time present them with options they…

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