Branch Accountant - Palmerston North

  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Finance
  • Business Group:Higgins
  • Location:Palmerston North
  • Job Reference:14047


About Higgins

Higgins specialises in road and infrastructure design, construction and maintenance. Our teams are bonded together by values developed from a family heritage of over 50 years of business success and now headed by the strong values of Fletcher Building.  With over 1600 staff, the Higgins team is currently involved in some of the largest road engineering projects in New Zealand.

Higgins is part of the Fletcher Building Group which provides access to the Fletcher Benefits Programme, and unrivalled career opportunities in a Group comprising 33 businesses, across 40 different countries.

About the Role

We are currently looking for a Branch Accountant to join the Higgins team. You will be responsible for the delivery of administration, finance, and contract management support services to the Higgins Contractors Palmerston North Branch.

This position reports to the Branch Manager, and will be responsible for four staff members in the finance and administration teams. While this is mainly an autonomous position, you will be part of a supportive team. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Completing and managing the financial and commercial reporting, including budgeting, forecasting and daily, weekly, monthly and annual financial reporting for the Branch to Group timetable 

  • Working with divisional managers to ensure contractual claims, cash flows, earned value, cost forecasting and reporting is completed 

  • Providing financial and commercial support and training to operational and financial staff and management 

  • Overseeing Branch, systems, infrastructure, IT and communications and liaising with Group IT 

  • Establishing financial and commercial controls and reporting protocols in line with required compliance, Group policies, culture and timetables 

  • In conjunction with the Branch management team, recruiting, training and managing branch administrative staff 

  • Driving change, innovation and continuous improvement in support of business operations 

  • Maintaining and building relationships with stakeholders including local partners, customers and suppliers 

Experience and skills required: 

  • Tertiary qualification in accounting or business. Those with AT, ACA or CA status or working towards will be viewed favourably. 

  • Proven hands on experience in a financial and commercial role preferably within the horizontal construction and infrastructure industry. 

  • Ability and willingness to grow with the business 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential 

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your application via this page.