Assistant Accountant

at GECA Chartered Accountants Limited
Published June 5, 2024
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Category Accounting and Finance  
Job Type Full-time  


Assistant Accountant GECA Chartered Accountants Limited location Auckland.

We are a boutique Chartered Accounting firm based in Grey Lynn, Auckland. And we are fun and we like to have fun - not often you hear that about accountants! We need a highly motivated and capable junior accountant to work with the Director and Associate Director to support our growth in clients.

This is a client facing role and you will need outstanding interpersonal skills including an excellent command of the English language to be a success in this role. It is a full time role, working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday in our Grey Lynn offices.

As the role has a number of components, it will suit someone who is motivated, flexible and willing to learn and take on new tasks. We are a small and friendly team and you will need to be a self starter who is comfortable working independently and proactively manging their own workload.

Key responsibilities will include ability to do the following on Xero Software for a number of clients bank reconciliations. Accounts payable entry, payments and end of month reconciliations. Credit card management. Maintain fixed asset register. Assist with annual budget process. Invoicing and accounts receivable management. Coding of bank statements. Uploading documents against Xero transactions. Preparation of GST returns.

As well as preparing statutory returns including GST/PAYE/FBT. Companies Office Annual Return filings. Maintaining Companies Office Register for some clients. Onboarding New Clients. Preparing Client Payrolls. Preparing New Client Proposals. Acting as the main point of contact for larger clients.

Monitoring client deadlines and advising on GST/PAYE/FBT payments. Sort and Check IRD assessments and notices to be sent out to clients or updated in the system. Assist with preparation of monthly management reports. Other administrative or ad hoc duties.

Skills and experience business/Accounting degree. Minimum 2-3 years recent BAS experience in NZ CA firm - must have a sound base knowledge of current NZ accounting and tax compliance. Good communication skills - both written and oral. Enjoys client contact.

Reasonably tech savvy - must have a sound knowledge of MS Office Suite.  A strong working knowledge of Xero would be an advantage. Above average intelligence, critical thinking, and great organisational skills, able to prioritise work and meet deadlines. Role would suit a well presented, articulate, confident, outward going person with initiative, willing to learn and able to spot opportunities as well as act on them.

What you can expect fun and family friendly work culture. Market competitive remuneration. Professional development and career opportunities. Please prepare a covering letter detailing why you would be a success in this role noting relevant experience and skills. We will not process applications that do not have a covering letter.

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