Assistant Accountant

at Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation Ltd
Published January 11, 2023
Location Timaru, New Zealand
Category Admin and Clerical  
Job Type Full-time  


Assistant Accountant Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation Ltd location Canterbury.

Providing economic, environmental, and social water solutions. Progress your Finance career with broad business exposure. Board reporting, Budgeting, Forecasting, Asset Management. Combination of Ashburton office and working from home.

Who are we Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation Limited (BCI) is a farmer focused co-operative who own and operate irrigation, electricity generation and stock water infrastructure capable of delivering water to circa 24,000 ha between the Rangitata and Rakaia Rivers on the East Coast of the South Island.  Utilising over 240km of pipeline and 40+ pump stations, we deliver sustainable, reliable water to a vast array of farming and commercial operations throughout Mid Canterbury.

Who are we looking for BCI have recently expanded its Operational, Financial, and administrative support to several local Irrigation Schemes including an Environmental business. This vacancy has opened due to a valued employee retirement. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the role will include the day-to-day Finance & Administrative support for BCI and the Acton schemes.

The role encompasses payroll, accounts payable and receivable, Governance support, budgeting, forecasting and monthly reporting to the Board. This would suit someone looking to take their Finance career to the next level. Having solid technology exposure, especially around an ERP and advanced Microsoft is an advantage. The company has a customer focused, one team culture and breathes the co-operative, community spirit.

What can we offer you industry leading salary, Mobile phone plus plan, Balance of working from home & the office, A supportive environment, Ongoing training & development. The ability to have a measurable and tangible input into the operation of a dynamic infrastructure company, that supports sustainable business growth in a growing and diverse region.

What will you bring to BCI Attention to detail. Proficient computer skills with an ability and willingness to learn. Planning for deadlines. Needs ability to focus. Solid communication both written and oral. Relationship building with a wide range of people. Teamwork, ownership, share learnings. Analytical and problem-solving skills. Self-reliant and persistent attitude to problem solving.