Assistant Accountant

Job description

Maintain the provision of accounting services to our New Zealand business and deliver key accounting information to internal stakeholders and clients.


Isentia is the Asia Pacific’s leading media intelligence and insights company providing services to the world’s biggest brands and organisations. Powered by cutting-edge technology and a team of world class experts, our mission is to help businesses leap-forward where only genuine insight can take them.


We’ve acquired leading talent and businesses from around the world to form two award winning business streams: Media Intelligence and Research / Insights. And now, an exciting opportunity is open for an Assistant Accountant in our Wellington office.  


Reporting to the Corporate Finance Manager you will maintain the provision of accounting services to the New Zealand Business, you will play a vital role in providing accounting information to the key stakeholders, clients and suppliers.



What you will do in this role?


  • Manage day-to-day financial function in NZ
  • Ensure creditor payments, invoices and Creditors Ledger is accurately maintained
  • Monitor and analyse expenditure across the NZ business
  • Provide advice to our Leadership Team on process improvements and cost-saving initiatives
  • Assist with month end revenue deferral process, including working with our sales team and checking revenue and contracts in SalesForce
  • Prepare and calculate incentive payments for eligible team members
  • Assist on the audit queries, audit samplings, further analysis or reconciliation during half year review and year end audit.
  • Assist on preparing Annual Financial statement for NZ, assist on the notes disclosures in the statutory accounts.
  • Provide professional customer service with team members and clients
  • Perform other administrative duties as required by NZ Leadership Team in a timely, efficient and accurate manner


As a successful candidate, who are you?

  • Detail focused with an eye for accuracy
  • Have a solid understanding of accounting principles
  • Have previous experience working in accounts payable or receivables, or have an Accounting Degree
  • The ability to work autonomously or as part of a team and deliver results to strict deadlines.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • You are customer focused, and pride yourself in providing professional service
  • The ability to operate, communicate and contribute as an effective team member.
  • Previous experience with Great Plains accounting software would be considered advantageous.


Who are we and what else do we offer?

Isentia is the Asia-Pacific region's leading media intelligence company; we’re a client-centric organisation where you can really add value to our clients’ businesses. Our clients are diverse, ranging from globally renowned brands right through to start-ups and not for profit organisations.

We provide our team members with constructive feedback to foster their career growth, and you will have many opportunities to work with fun and talented people.  We also have an open and inclusive culture where we embrace opportunities to do better and we celebrate achievements wildly.

We offer an opportunity to work with a great team of talented, innovative and passionate people across the Asia-Pacific, as well as access to our innovative search technology, comprehensive coverage and expert research. We also offer competitive salaries and a heap of benefits, free fruit at work, free flu shots and great social events.

If you are interested in joining this dynamic organisation in a key role, then please apply now.


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