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Assistant Accountant

Accounting and Finance
Christchurch, Canterbury
May 17, 2024
  • Shipping Industry
  • Small Local Team as Part of a Global Organisation
  • Middleton Location

The ASP Ships Group provides services and solutions to the global maritime industry, managing maritime assets and providing services in ship management, technical support, crew management, newbuilding supervision and marine logistics across a network of 12 offices in 10 countries. The New Zealand operations, lead by Silver Fern Shipping Limited, have their offices based in Christchurch.

The Assistant Accountant is a newly created role, which will provide support to the Finance Manager across a variety of accounting duties. Working as part of a close-knit team in their office located in Middleton, you will be able to take autonomy for your own tasks and manage your own workload.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing transactional processing (outsourced to an invoicing team overseas)
  • Month end journals and preparation of financial accounts
  • General ledger and bank reconciliations
  • Payroll administration
  • Preparation of all statutory returns and tax requirements (GST, PAYE, FBT & ACC)
  • Maintenance of the fixed asset register and capex process
  • Daily cash-flow and banking
  • Preparation of monthly management reports

We would like to hear from candidates who have experience in Assistant Accountant or Senior Accounting Administrator roles with a sound knowledge of accounting principles. The successful candidate will have strong time management and organisational skills, be a real team player and have high levels of accuracy. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential along with knowledge of Microsoft Office and other accounting systems (ASP uses MS Dynamics). Because this is a small team, you will be someone who is easy going, flexible in your approach to your work and happy to roll your sleeves up.

Silver Fern Shipping is working exclusively with Echelon Group in regards to the recruitment of this position. To be considered you must apply through Echelon Group directly, unsolicited referrals from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

To make confidential enquiries about this position please contact Kerri.

Kerri Jennings

Kerri Jennings

Mob: 021 308 628

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