Join the Sunny Hawke's Bay Team!

March 17, 2021
Do you sometimes get told you have OCD because you like to align all the pieces to ensure everything matches up?

Do you believe in going the extra mile because you want to, not because you have to or someone else has asked?

Are you looking for a role where you can tick off the boxes to show easily measurable targets and be recognised for them?

Navigator Accounting is not your average accounting firm, we believe in supporting our clients to achieve their goals not just delivering the numbers. This enables us to build amazing relationships with the people we work with and the strength of those relationships will be directly related to your efforts in building them.

You’ll find yourself identifying ways the client can benefit from hints and tips you provide and even connections you have they don’t know they need. It doesn’t feel like work when you get to enjoy the success of the team you work with and for.

Ideally, you will pride yourself on commitment, attention to detail, problem-solving and strong communication. We are looking for a well-rounded candidate who is a good problem solver, high attention to detail, can work unassisted and enjoys the customer service side of accounting. You need to feel comfortable in a fast-moving environment that is different from your bill by the minute traditional accounting firm.

The role will involve a lot of Account Management, reconciling, investigating differences and liaising with clients to solve issues. As you develop your role will expand and you’ll be offered more opportunities to grow with the business.

We need a detailed orientated person who loves to solve problems. Accounting isn’t straightforward and often we have to blindly identify where there is a missing piece, can you help us finish the puzzle?

Key Duties include:
  • Accurate data entry and data management including the importing and exporting of data from other customer internal systems;
  • Managing payable and receivable invoices including entry and batch payments;
  • Completing bank reconciliations;
  • Managing cash flow, including the identification of payments and receipts and providing accurate and value-adding advice to business owners;
  • Completion of all payroll and PAYE returns;
  • Accurate document management of Xero and online files;
  • Report management via Xero and Spotlight;
  • NZ Companies Office management on behalf of customers;
  • Preparation of GST returns;
  • Management of budget preparation and maintenance for designated customers;
  • Management of cash flow reporting and forecasting;
  • Overseeing the implementation of software within customer businesses including recommendations and assistance regarding Xero add-ons;
  • Provision of effective Xero training to customers and/or their internal staff;
  • Automation of all bookkeeping functions where possible.

You will possess a minimum of two years’ generalist bookkeeping experience, and be capable of working with financial data in order to improve efficiency for our customers. We are Xero-based, so being au fait with it as a solution is a must. You will have a knack for creating and maintaining strong working relationships with customers, external suppliers and your colleagues, and you’ll be a natural at identifying problems and providing appropriate solutions.

As you might have gathered, this is not your traditional bookkeeping role, and we’re not just about compliance. You will be someone who gets excited by working with business owners, helping them understand their numbers, and passionate about the success of their business. Needless to say, you’ll love the feeling of sharing in a customer’s success.

If you want to be part of the Navigator Accounting team and are passionate about helping customers, apply as soon as possible

Send your CV and a cover letter to