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Assistant Accountant-New Zealand

HYLA Mobile

HYLA Mobile

Accounting & Finance
Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2023

At Assurant, we partner with some of the world's largest and most well-known brands, helping their customers protect what matters most. Everyone, no matter their role, their skills, or where they’re located around the world is united by our purpose and values. Our culture encourages you to share thoughtful & innovative thinking that makes a real difference.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Wellbeing programs – meditation, mindfulness
  • Development programs & LinkedIn learning courses as well as study grants and support for higher education
  • Mentoring programs
  • Diversity panels and employee resource groups
  • Cultural day off to celebrate what’s important to you
  • Volunteering opportunities to give back to a cause that is important to you
  • Subsidized Parking
  • Hybrid working

About the role

Reporting to the Financial Controller New Zealand, this role is responsible for directing the general accounting functions and implementing accounting practices to ensure an accurate reflection of the business’ financial situation.

We are seeking a self-driven & result oriented individual who is well-suited to a career as an assistant accountants’ role and is detail-oriented and organized.

Some of the key responsibilities:

  • Full responsibility for balance sheet and P&L for our agency accounts.
  • Completing monthly general ledger reconciliations, for both companies.
  • Completing and processing general ledger journals, for both the companies.
  • Preparation of all month-end workbooks for the Agency accounts and providing information to Finance controller to complete month end.
    • Calculating agency profit share.
    • Reconciling the system outputs to our business reporting pack.
    • Reconciling the claims portion of the monthly data.
  • Preparing the monthly management fees.
  • Preparing monthly work books which are used for month-end.
    • Trade commission calculations.
    • Government levies.
    • Other financial reporting.
  • Preparation of Daily banking.
  • Preparing the bi-monthly GST and FBT returns.
  • Assisting in the insurance’s renewals process, and associated matters.
  • Assisting in the preparation of budget information for Annual Plans and Long-Term Plans (LTP).
  • Assisting in the insurance’s renewals process, and associated matters.
  • Liaising with internal and external auditors to assist with coordinating the Managing Agency / Protecta Audit.
  • Direct support to the Finance controller.
  • Completing both month-end and Quarter end within the set-out timetable.

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Good accounting knowledge and understanding of Accounting concepts
  • Ability to manage numerous deadlines and prioritise workload
  • Strong problem-solving skills to analyse the data, search for inconsistencies, reconcile inconsistencies and devise solutions to errors
  • Exposure to accounting processes, reconciliation, and client servicing
  • Experience in BFSI
  • Experience with ERP systems (Oracle preferred)
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

To apply:

Please submit your resume accompanied by a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role. Don't miss your opportunity to be part of this successful team, apply now!

For further information about Assurant, please visit our website: https://www.assurant.com

For further information about Protecta, please visit our website: https://www.protectainsurance.co.nz

The successful applicant will be subject to relevant background checks such as reference checks and a police check.