Systems Accountant

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Systems Accountant - We need a talented and experienced accountant to join the team!

- Christchurch

  • Financial and Technology Maintenance and Leadership
  • Contribute to the Regeneration of Christchurch
  • Join this vital, Christchurch organisation and drive your career forward

About the Company

Ōtākaro Limited takes a vital leadership role in the regeneration of Christchurch. Funded by the Crown, Ōtākaro is a commercially-focussed company charged with overseeing the delivery of key central city projects – both vertical and horizontal - and the divestment of specific Crown assets. As the leaders behind the development of the Convention Centre (Te Pae), Ōtākaro has identified a need for a Systems Accountant to be heavily involved in the implementation of a new system designed for the management of Te Pae’s financials. We need a talented and experienced accountant to join the team!

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Systems Accountant will be responsible for providing day-to-day management of and input into the ongoing development of Otakaro and Te Pae’s financial systems (Ungerboeck). Working closely with the Te Pae finance team, you will be the “eyes and ears” of Ōtākaro in the Convention Centre Project and will ensure that the system implementation is conducted to Ōtākaro and legislative standards.

Responsible for ensuring that the financial system is fit for purpose, you will ensure system policies, processes and procedures are reviewed, maintained and communicated to all users. Specifically, you will: 

  • Manage the financial system and monitor and maintain its performance;
  • Complete month-end processing and management reporting;
  • Prepare Project Budgets and Change Controls;
  • Develop and manage relationships with both Ōtākaro and Te Pae finance functions to facilitate a strong working relationship;
  • Assist the Financial Controller in setting and monitoring system financial policies.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have an accounting degree and you may be a Chartered Accountant. You will have end-to-end ERP systems experience with hands-on capability in BI reporting tools; Crystal Reporting for example.  A capable communicator with a strong client/end user focus, you will understand the importance of relationship management, internally and externally. Your high degree of initiative coupled with your self-drive will set you apart as a success in this role as will your flexible, adaptable and proactive approach to your work.

This is a role that will suit a driven and experienced accountant who is ready to take on a new challenge and contribute to the development and success of this Christchurch-centric organisation. Is this you?

How to apply

To discover more about Otakaro Limited, visit

For a confidential discussion about the role; email Katy Boyle at

Applications close: 27th June 2019    

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