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EXPERIENCED RURAL ACCOUNTANT

MARTIN WAKEFIELD is a Timaru, South Canterbury accounting firm with a stellar reputation and has been offering full accounting services and advisory to South Canterbury farmers for many years.    They pride themselves on their ability to partner with their clients and give them the financial advice, support and vision that they need to succeed.

Due to continued growth they are on the lookout for an experienced Farm Accountant who is able to complete a range of general processing work for their rural clients.  Applicants will either have a background in a Chartered Accountancy office, or will have processed accounts to Accountant level in a commercial business environment that is rurally based.   You will have an affinity and understanding for this lifestyle and will enjoy liasing with your strong farming portfolio. This would be an ideal opportunity for an individual who has a passion for farming or horticulture and wishes to continue and advance their career in this branch of accounting. Ongoing study assistance may be on offer for the right applicant.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Farm advisory and business solutions
  • GST preparation & filing
  • Payroll processing
  • Annual accounts preparation
  • Income tax return preparation

Timaru is a picturesque town close to lakes, mountains and various alpine sports.  It provides high quality economical housing and a relaxed way of life, along with quality education for your family.  Free up your assets and move to Timaru for an amazing lifestyle and abundant opportunity.

Applications are invited from individuals who thrive in a deadline driven environment, who have great time management skills and who enjoy working with a range of people, businesses and cultures.  Experience using Xero, Cash Manager, MYOB and other Financial Accounting Software would be an advantage.  Attractive compensation is available to the successful candidate.

You may be an expat wanting to return home, however you must currently be legally able to work in New Zealand permanently on an ongoing basis and you must have experience in FARM accounting.  Any applicants who do not fit this criteria will not be considered. 

To register your interest in this position, please email your CV to jo@personnelplacements.co.nz with a Cover Letter.