M&A Lead Advisory Partner

17 / 06 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Banking & Finance / Investment Banking

Description

Grant Thornton New Zealand is on an exciting growth trajectory and is looking for an experienced and highly proactive M&A advisory partner to contribute to this growth in its Auckland office.

Grant Thornton delivers all the services you would expect from a global accounting and advisory firm, but this is where the similarities stop. Here at home and across its global network, Grant Thornton is famous for being down to earth and personable. Clients enjoy a more personalised service, delivered by people who have a passion for their work and a genuine desire to make a real difference. This passion creates a unique environment within the professional services industry, one where both clients and their people feel genuinely supported, can be themselves, and can thrive and grow. The only things treated like a number at Grant Thornton New Zealand are … the numbers.

As a M&A lead advisory partner at Grant Thornton, you will join a rapidly growing practice and inherit a portfolio of high-calibre clients that tell a unique NZ business story, as well as an international one. You will ensure the highest quality of transaction advisory services are delivered to them while playing an active role in contributing to the firm’s vision and growth.

As a senior member of the firm, you will also be a role model and a people leader, working alongside a diverse and market leading financial advisory team and embodying the firm’s culture and behaviours of: ‘be brave’, ‘trusted to deliver’, ‘we not me’, ‘go beyond’, and ‘have fun and keep it real’. Culture is what sets Grant Thornton apart, and you will quickly become an integral part of the fabric of the firm and its success story.

Naturally, you will also be expected to maintain your technical currency to ensure the highest quality transaction and financial advice is delivered to your clients at all times.

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing and maintaining a portfolio of client and referrer relationships for the firm and ensuring high levels of client satisfaction whilst retaining a network of personal, professional contacts.
  • Comprehending the needs of clients to identify and implement the most appropriate solution by providing advice and supporting documentation that clearly address and fulfil client’s needs and are consistent with Grant Thornton’s branding and client service approach.
  • Proactively observe and act on opportunities that develop new client and referrer relationships, whilst consulting with other Partners and other stakeholders to ensure an excellent collective and comprehensive approach.
  • Provide leadership to the Auckland office whilst ensuring high levels of mentorship by contributing to the development and training of team members, whilst participating in the review and monitoring of regional team members performances.
  • Participating in setting annual budgets and establishing work plans for your team and divisional productivity, working in conjunction with the Service Line Leader to monitor performance against targets, and reporting on progress on a monthly basis.
  • Identifying and cultivating business development opportunities by providing additional services to clients, ensuring these are consistent with the firm’s overall strategy and cross-function collaboration.

About You
You have a minimum of five years of corporate finance experience in a senior leadership role within a relevant firm (including consultancies, investment banks, private equity and family offices or similar). You have an existing network and an excellent understanding of New Zealand’s corporate finance landscape whilst having demonstrate experience in generating a fee base and managing a portfolio of clients and referrers. You enjoy working with clients and managing teams, and are seeking a firm that matches your values and aspirations – a place where people come first and satisfaction comes from a job well done. If this sounds like you, then Grant Thornton is waiting for your application.

To Apply
To find out more about this opportunity please contact Kyna Harmon on kynah@huntercampbell.co.nz or 021 242 9807 at Hunter Campbell.

  • Additional partnership opportunities
  • Auckland office
  • Big firm ability with smaller firm agility

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Assistant Accountant

14 / 06 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Accounting / Accounts Clerk

Description

About the company:
  
Karen Walker’s eccentrically elegant style has established a stellar international following for her ready-to-wear, eyewear, jewellery, bags and fragrance.
  
Karen’s signature energy and optimism define the label. Her designs cleverly play with cultural subtext, juxtaposing luxe and street, masculine and feminine, folk and utility, creating pieces that are both directional and wearable: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Adele, Lorde, Priyanka Chopra, Rihanna, Gigi Hadid, Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga count themselves amongst the formidable roster of celebrity fans.
  
Her influence has seen her consistently ranked for the past seven years in The Business of Fashion’s powerhouse BoF 500, reflecting her position as a global industry figure shaping the future.
  

The role:
  
As the Assistant Accountant, you will take on a varied role embracing a range of tasks. Sitting within a small finance function, reporting to the Financial Controller, you will have a solid support base as well as the freedom to work independently. This role will suit a finance professional with a minimum of 3 years’ experience with an appetite to learn and a proactive approach to taking on new challenges.
  

How you will contribute:

  • Prepare month-end and year-end procedures, including journal processing and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Prepare GST, PAYE & FBT.
  • Perform daily key accounting tasks including FX payments, general ledger maintenance, and bank reconciliations.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date stockist and supplier records.
  • Manage and maintain inventory accuracy, reconcile accounting software with inventory management system.
  • Maintain Fixed Asset Register.
  • Manage and assist with AP & AR.
  • Payroll processing and any relevant compliance.
  • Provide reporting and general administrative support to the finance team.

Key requirements:
  
Ideally, you will have;

  • At least 3 years’ experience in an accounts/finance team, preferably in the retail sector or similar.
  • Strong Excel skills and a sound understanding of accounting related software (Xero/MYOB).
  • The ability to hit the ground running and work independently.
  • A willingness to take on new challenges and get involved in various accounting tasks.

  
Why work with us:
  
At Karen Walker, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a vibrant and creative environment where your ideas are valued. We offer competitive benefits, opportunities for professional growth, and the chance to be part of a global brand that celebrates individuality and creativity. Career development and advancement opportunities.
  
  
If this role is of interest and you would like to work for one of New Zealand’s most prestigious fashion designers, please APPLY NOW or contact Morgan Schuler from Hunter Campbell Recruitment via morgans@huntercampbell.co.nz // 027 579 2286 for a confidential discussion.

  • Join a vibrant and creative environment where your ideas are valued
  • Staff benefits and opportunities for growth and development
  • Work for one of NZ's most prestigious fashion brands

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Payroll Specialist

11 / 06 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Contract or Temp
  • Accountant - Payroll / Accounting

Description

Our client, a service provider on the North Shore, is seeking a skilled and experienced Payroll Specialist to assist their finance team. This contract is 3-6 months.

About the Role

  • Loading, updating and maintaining employee information in the payroll system
  • Maintaining, loading & calculating payroll data for wage and salary employees
  • Responsibility for meeting all payroll related tax obligations with the IRD including timely and accurate filing/payment of PAYE & Kiwi saver
  • Answering payroll related queries
  • Reconciling payroll headcount

About You

  • You will have at least 3 years payroll experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong attention to detail

If you’re interested in this role, please APPLY NOW or contact Nadia Macpherson 021 243 6485 (nadiam@huntercampbell.co.nz) at Hunter Campbell for a confidential discussion.

  • 3-6 Month Temp Role
  • North Shore Based With On-site Parking
  • Friendly and Collaborative Atmosphere

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Contract Financial Controller

11 / 06 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Contract or Temp
  • Accounting / Financial Controller

Description

The Role

Due to their current Financial Controller relocating overseas, this company seeks a contractor to provide essential support during their year end and audit .

The Company

Operating across multiple sites in New Zealand, this organisation is dedicated to health-related services. You will join a well-coordinated finance team that values collaboration and efficiency.

Your role will be crucial in maintaining seamless financial processes and supporting the team through a busy period.

Key Responsibilities

  • Year-End Audit Process: Overseeing and managing the year-end audit process, including coordinating with external auditors and addressing any queries that arise.
  • Monthly Management Reporting: Running the monthly management reporting for the group, ensuring accurate and timely consolidated financial reports.
  • Tax Management: Overseeing tax and deferred tax calculations, ensuring compliance with all relevant tax laws and regulations.
  • Cashflow Management: Monitoring and managing the organisation’s cash flow to ensure financial stability and operational efficiency.
  • Dividend Calculations: Performing accurate dividend calculations in accordance with the company’s financial policies.
  • GST and DWT Filing: Managing the filing of GST and Dividend Withholding Tax, ensuring compliance with all filing requirements.
  • Team Management: Directly managing a Financial Accountant, providing guidance, support, and oversight to ensure the team meets its objectives.

About You

Ideally, you will be available to start a position at short notice and be CA or CPA-qualified. You will have experience in the above responsibilities as a Financial or Senior Financial Accountant.
  
  
To Apply

For further details or to submit your application, please email Sarah Bailey at Hunter Campbell at sarahb@huntercampbell.co.nz or call

  • Takapuna
  • 5-6 months
  • Health-related business

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Finance Manager

10 / 06 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Accountant - Chartered / CPA / Accounting

Description

The Business
An instantly recognisable NZX listed business that has an excellent working environment, located in the Auckland CBD. 

The Role
Reporting to a supportive and well tenured Financial Controller, this position will lead a team of 3 direct reports whilst delivering financial advice on business performance, financial reporting and ad-hoc financial matters to key stakeholders. 

Your key duties will include, but not limited to;

  • Timely and accurate delivery of financial information including, but not limited to the monthly P&L, balance sheet, KPI reports, monthly management reports etc.
  • Acts as second in charge to the Financial Controller
  • Provide the Financial Controller and Management with accounting information and analysis as required
  • Assist the Financial Controller to ensure timely and accurate budgets and forecasts are produced
  • Complete statutory reporting packs
  • Coach and mentor a team of 3
  • Lead ad-hoc project work, focused on continuous improvements and systems

To be considered for this position you must be a fully qualified accountant who has experience working in large, complex businesses and is comfortable in a hands on role with large sets of data whilst navigating multiple systems. 

You do not need previous staff leadership experience to be considered. However, you must be able to demonstrate the ability to lead, coach and mentor a team. 

What’s in it for you…
This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a large, NZX listed business who are well established and market leaders in their industry. It’s an opportunity to step into a broad and varied role where you’ll be able to lead and mentor a high performing team. 

Along with an attractive base salary, this business is a big advocate for flexible working arrangements and work from home practices. 

If this opportunity is of interest, please submit your CV by following the link below. If you’d like to find out more and for a confidential discussion, please call Josie Clarke on 027 773 4733 or email josiec@huntercampbell.co.nz

  • Broad & varied role
  • Team of 3 direct reports
  • Flexible WFH practices supported

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Assistant Accountant

10 / 06 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Contract or Temp
  • Accounting / Accounts Clerk

Description

The Company 
This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful company as it goes through a high-growth phase, solidifying its position as a leader in the hospitality market. 

The Opportunity 
Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Assistant Accountant will sit within the transaction team to take on a project of clearing bank reconciliations and supporting the wider finance function as they go through a busy and exciting period. As the Assistant Accountant, you will work independently and show initiative to take on new challenges. You will have a focus on clearing the backlog and taking an analytical approach to solving issues. This role will suit someone looking to advance their career and add genuine value to their accounting skillset through a project role. 

About You
Ideally, you will have;

  • A tertiary degree in an accounting-related field & at least 2 years of accounting experience.
  • A sound knowledge of accounting principles, software, and Excel – SAP experience is preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent time management.
  • A self-starter mindset and a great initiative to get things done independently.

If this role is of interest, please APPLY NOW or contact Morgan Schuler from Hunter Campbell at morgans@huntercampbell.co.nz / 0275792286 for a confidential discussion.

  • 1-2 month temp assignment
  • Good project role that will grow your accounting skillset
  • Great offices with staff parking and WFH flex

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Assistant Accountant

10 / 06 / 2024

  • Christchurch
  • Contract or Temp
  • Accounting / Accounts Clerk

Description

The Company

Our client is the clear industry leader in their field. Located in West Christchurch, they are looking for an Assistant Accountant to join their dynamic and high-performing finance function for a 2-3 month contract. 

The Role

As the Assistant Accountant, your duties will include, but will not be limited to: 

  • Assist in preparing financial statements and reports.
  • Maintain precise financial records and documentation.
  • Support month-end and year-end closing procedures.
  • Collaborate with teams to ensure financial compliance and contribute to process improvement.
  • Assist in budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Support the wider finance team on various ad-hoc tasks, as instructed by your manager. 

About You

Ideally, you will have a tertiary degree in an accounting-related field. You will have at least 2 years of accounting experience and a sound knowledge of accounting principles, software, and Excel.
Experience using MRP system is preferred. 
Strong attention to detail and accuracy are essential, along with excellent time management. You will be a confident communicator and a team player who wants to learn and grow in your accounting career. 

To Apply

If you’re interested in this role, please APPLY NOW or contact Nadia Macpherson 021 243 6485 (nadiam@huntercampbell.co.nz) at Hunter Campbell for a confidential discussion)

  • 2-3 month temp assignment
  • Great work culture and a supportive team
  • Onsite parking

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Accounts Receivable

10 / 06 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Accounting / Accounts Receivable

Description

About the Company: 

Our client is a market-leading brand, they are a well-known household name across NZ in the automotive industry. They have been operational in NZ since the 1970s and have strong relationships up and down the country. 
Their head office is based in Mt Wellington and there is car parking available on site. They offer flexible working with a couple of days per week work from home once you are up and running in the role. 
They have a small team in the head office with most staff having a long tenure within the business. They are friendly, and supportive and have a great vibe and culture. 

About the Role: 

As a member of the Finance team and National Support Office, the Accounts Receivable / Finance administrator’s role is to ensure proper maintenance and upkeep of the Fixed Assets Register, bank reconciliation, accounts receivable and inventory systems within its control.

Accounts Receivable & Arrears
• Ensure customers’ accounts are properly maintained and updated on time, in particular, payments are receipted to the correct account, receipts are banked and reconciled, and overdue balances are kept to a minimum in line with the credit control procedures
• All payments receipted to the correct customer and general ledger accounts
• Branch sales and receipts are reconciled daily and any short banking is investigated and reported
• Arrears followed up and reduced

About You

  • You will have experience in a similar role
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong attention to detail

Benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Parking
  • Discounted services
  • Life insurance

If you’re interested in this role, please APPLY NOW or contact Nadia Macpherson 021 243 6485 (nadiam@huntercampbell.co.nz) at Hunter Campbell for a confidential discussion.

  • Mt Wellington Office + Parking + Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Life Insurance + Discounted Services
  • Small Team With A Friendly & Supportive Culture

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Finance Analyst

09 / 06 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Accountant - Chartered / CPA / Accounting

Description

The Company
One of New Zealand’s largest and most reputable property investment & funds management businesses. Boasting a highly experienced team, the Group actively manages a diverse portfolio of more than $20bn industrial, office, retail and healthcare property assets throughout New Zealand and Australia. 

The Role
As part of an impressive finance team, in this broad and varied Finance Analyst role you will be responsible for providing financial analysis and management for single and/or multi-asset property funds across NZ and Australia.
  
Key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing management accounts including variance analysis
  • Preparing annual budgets and regular forecasts
  • Assisting Asset Managers with annual strategic reviews
  • Scenario analysis, modelling financial implications of alternative scenarios including financial stress testing
  • Preparing feasibilities for acquisitions and divestments
  • Negotiating refinancing or new loan deals with banks
  • Supporting accountants in review of annual reports and financial statements

To be considered for this position you must be a fully qualified accountant, with 5+ years of experience, ideally within a similar or transferable business or industry (property investment, development, funds management, leasing, financial services etc.).

Proven experience with modelling and financial analysis are essential for this hire. You must have excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and be able to business partner including relaying information to non-financial stakeholders. High attention to detail, flexibility and initiative to find solutions are also key. 

What’s in it for you
This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a market-leading business in an extremely desirable industry. You will be working with an impressive finance team within a hardworking, fun and sociable office environment. 

If this opportunity is of interest, please submit your CV by following the link below.

  • Competitive base salary + bonus + Kiwisaver
  • Collaborative, high calibre, fun and social team
  • Amazing CBD based offices with flexible working

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