Accounting & Finance

Careers in Accounting and Finance are much more than just crunching numbers and creating reports. In an evolving business world, roles in this sector deliver value by supporting management with advice and data analysis, helping the business to look forward and not just report on what has happened. We work with clients and candidates across a range of industries, and we find candidates who can help shape your business with its interim needs or on a permanent basis.

Select a category

Jobs: Accounting & Finance

Job Industry: Accounting & Finance

Reputable company, solid finance team and a broad role to keep you busy. Great short-term stopgap for three months. Fantastic offices in Mt Eden - snapshot below! About the role:…

Auckland

Temporary

NZ$25 - NZ$29 per hour

We are on the hunt for an experienced Accounts professional to join BMW Group New Zealand at their Auckland head office based in Mt Wellington. You will be confident in…

Mount Wellington

Temporary

NZ$60000 - NZ$65000 per annum

This successful and vibrant finance company specialises in flexible finance solutions to individuals and small to medium businesses with a Kiwi "Can do" attitude. Although the company is young on…

Auckland

Permanent

Join this friendly and supportive team where you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the accounts payable activities and provide support with month-end tasks. This role will give…

Mount Wellington

Temporary

Up to NZ$65000.00 per annum

Amazing brand, solid team, great pay rate and starting 17th January to get you kick-started with work in the new year. This is one of New Zealand's strongest FMCG brands…

Mangere

Temporary

NZ$32 - NZ$40 per hour

Great Temporary opportunity for an Accounts Receivable professional to come and showcase their skills within this established finance team. You will be a down-to-earth individual who can slot into the…

Auckland

Temporary

NZ$25 - NZ$29 per hour

THE COMPANY This NZ owned business, based in Mangere have been manufacturing air conditioning equipment for over 60 years and employ over five hundred staff. While many of their competitors…

Mangere

Permanent

THE COMPANY This NZ owned business, based in Mangere have been manufacturing air conditioning equipment for over 60 years and employ over 500 staff. While many of their competitors have…

Mangere

Permanent

Opportunities to further your career within the Accounting & Finance industry

With a continued skills’ shortage across the Accounting and Finance job market, recruiting and retaining highly skilled Accounting professionals should be a key focus for all accounting leaders and business owners. Top candidates are sought after for their solid work history, qualifications, technology knowledge, strong technical, communication, and business partnering skills. Candidates are looking for career development, a leader that “walks the talk”, a good work-life balance, and healthy office culture.

Salary information and career progression

A career in Accounting and Finance can encompass several disciplines, so average salaries can vary significantly. The following is a guide to salary ranges across key positions:

Accounts ReceivableNZ$45,000 - NZ$60,000
Accounts PayableNZ$45,000 - NZ$60,000
Assistant AccountantNZ$55,000 - NZ$70,000
Credit ControlNZ$55,000 - NZ$70,000
PayrollNZ$55,000 - NZ$80,000
Business AnalystNZ$70,000 - NZ$150,000
Financial AccountantsNZ$75,000 - NZ$110,000
Management AccountantNZ$75,000 - NZ$120,000
Finance ManagerNZ$100,000 - NZ$130,000
Financial ControllerNZ$130,000 - NZ$170,000
Chief Financial Officer (SME)NZ$150,000 - NZ$220,000
Chief Financial Officer (Large)NZ$180,000 - NZ$300,000

 

Recent Changes

Due to full employment levels in New Zealand, there is a demand for people across most areas and Accounting is no exception. The main challenges candidates currently face during their job hunt is that companies are not moving quickly enough to complete the recruitment process and at times, might not be able to meet their needs regarding work-life balance. There is a changing attitude towards how candidates approach searching for Accounting jobs, and in-demand candidates will often receive multiple offers and sometimes counter-offers.

Future Prospects

Career prospects for roles in Accounting and Finance are changing. Recent media coverage has indicated that the role of the traditional Accountant will disappear, leaving little doubt that technology will take over some of the more technical accounting functions. This also suggests that roles in this sector will evolve over time, meaning that Accounting professionals will need to develop skills in business partnering, technology, and analytical areas to increase their agility and flexibility.

Salt’s advice for getting a job in the Accounting & Finance industry

  • Employers' Requirements

    When applying for a job in Accounting and Finance, the ability to communicate financial information in an easy-to-understand language is crucial. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate an ability to adapt to change, be technically agile and know how to solve problems through process improvements and good business acumen.

  • CV Requirements

    The areas that an Accounting professional should ensure are outlined on their CV are their key skills, competencies and achievements. Specific and relevant experience to the role in question is essential with a clear outline of tasks or responsibilities. Similarly, any areas in which you have a particular strength or focus within Accounting should also be highlighted. Outlining your technical accounting skills, accounting systems/technology skills and qualifications is important also.

  • Interview Preparation

    If a candidate’s application is successful, the first step will usually be a behavioural interview. If that goes well, they will be invited for further interviews, which may include psychometric testing or a prepared presentation. Two verbal referees from previous managers will also be requested. Some organisations may also require you to complete technical accounting tests to assess your knowledge.

  • Educational Requirements

    The majority of Accounting roles require a tertiary degree, and/or specific accounting qualification, such as a CPA, CA or CIMA. Non-qualified Accounting roles, like those in accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit control, and payroll, do not require these qualifications.

Top Tip

"Keep yourself abreast of technological changes, build your business partnering skills, be agile, adaptable, and ensure the work you perform is adding value to the organisation."

— Louise Tallentire, Managing Consultant

Speak with Louise Tallentire about Accounting & Finance

Salt News


Introducing Andrey Sin, Senior Principal Consultant, Technology, Hong Kong


My universe is… specialising in IT Project Management, Applications and Emerging Technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data. How can you add value to our clients and candidates? I will share my knowledge and the market trends in Tech spaces to both my clients and candidates, and manage expectations in order to provide a More...


Read More

Check me out? Why the reference is worth it…

1 July 22


Blog post by Jacqui Barratt, APAC CEO After 25 years in recruitment and as a business owner I certainly understand the value of a reference both for the client and the candidate.  However, this blog is for you the candidate and why the reference is worth it! Let’s face it regardless of your approach to More...


Read More

Qualities that make exceptional PR professionals in today’s world

1 June 22


Blog post by Ruby Celine, Country Director, Malaysia There’s never been a more interesting time to be in public relations (PR). If we look back on its early days in the 1900s, we’ll see just how far it’s come from the old-school basics to the collaborative function that it is today.  PR is no longer More...


Read More

Being an SDR; The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth…

1 June 22


Blog post by Emma Lowman, Practice Manager, UK & Europe You’ve been to Uni, got your degree, moved to London and realised the price of avocados and renting a 1 bed flat in Clapham means its probably time to start looking for a job. In the current climate, where simply turning on the news and More...


Read More
×
UK

Upload your CV

Upload your CV to our database.

  • Max. file size: 5 MB.
  • Hidden
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Please let us know where you are, or where you would like to be in the world so we can point you in the right direction.

Contact us

  • Click here to find out more about Salt's Privacy Policy
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Cookie Consent×

Salt uses cookies to improve the user experience of our site. Cookies allow you to have a more enhanced journey through the site when searching for a specific job or location. Cookies are also used to help us understand how our site is being used. You can find out more about how Salt uses cookies here. By continuing to use the Salt site you are consenting to use our cookies.

OK