Branch Accountant

  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Finance
  • Business Group:PlaceMakers
  • Location:Auckland
  • Job Reference:PMK 14315
  • Closing Date:31 Jan 2020


Help us build New Zealand! PlaceMakers is New Zealand's leading and largest supplier of building materials to New Zealand’s commercial and residential construction markets. Part of New Zealand’s largest listed company, Fletcher Building, we employ more than 2,100 people in over 60 locations across the country and stock more than 100,000 product lines from concrete to paint and plasterboard.

PlaceMakers continuously strives to be the best building partner in the market and we take great pride in providing the highest level of service to our customers.

“Our motto is that no-one is easier to do business with”

The Role:
Newly created Branch Accountant roles, which will support exciting changes for the future needs of PlaceMakers.  Based at our National Office in Penrose, with occasional travel you will be part of our wider Finance & Commercial team. Managing the accounting needs of two or more branches, you will be instrumental in providing an operational accounting & support function to ensure that all financial and planning obligations are met while providing Branch Operators & National Office with oversight and assurance of the integrity of statements and reporting.  Along with day to day generalist accounting functions, you will also be responsible for the following –

  • P&L and Balance Sheet reviews with Branch Operators 
  • Preparation of Monthly and Year-End reports, both internal and external
  • Maintaining the Fixed Asset register
  • Assist with Capex requests
  • Annual Budget reviews
  • Monitoring and analysis of branch performance against targets

About You:
You’re commercially astute and have a real passion for what you do. With strong problem solving capability and exceptional attention to detail, you’ve gained practical knowledge within both financial and management accounting processes along with having good exposure to accounting packages, of which JDE would be an advantage. Acting as a true business partner, you can build credible relationships at all levels with a down to earth and adding value approach. Needless to say that your communication skills will be right up there along with your Excel capabilities, both of which you will consider a strength.  

What's in it for you?
This role will be challenging but an equally fantastic opportunity to develop your career within one of New Zealand’s leading brands.  As well as a competitive salary package, there are genuine opportunities for development as we have a real focus on our people, plus we have an extensive range of benefits that come with being part of the wider Fletcher Building Group.

Please note – A pre-employment medical, including drug test is required.

You must also be in NZ and entitled to work to apply for this vacancy.