Associate Director/Senior Manager - Business Advisory

Ōtautahi/Christchurch, NZ
Tax & Business Advisory – Business Advisory - Accounting Services /
Permanent Full-Time /
Tōiamaite waka! - Haul the canoe! 
Ki teurungate waka!  - To the entrance place! 
Ki temoengate waka!  - To the resting place! 
Ki tetakotorangaitakoto ai te waka!  - To the place where it will lie! 

We have strong shared values and the power of purpose to make a real difference.

·         Join a close knit and high performing team who deliver and work with some of the most successful privately owned businesses
·         The unique opportunity to build a portfolio of clients, backed by a global network of specialists
·         If you are looking for variety, opportunity and growth – read on

About this team:
Deloitte New Zealand's Tax and Business Advisory team is a market leader and focuses on delivering value to small, medium and large sized enterprises. We help our clients across New Zealand and beyond to realise their full potential and put them on a pathway to grow and succeed.

We are looking for a self-starter who is not only an established accountant, but who is also motivated by the opportunity to build their networks and create their own place in the market.

By joining us, you will be a part of a thriving, high-performing team within a supportive environment that’s committed to providing a world class service to all our clients, no matter how big or small. We work closely with businesses to develop a trusted advisor relationship through our personalised approach to deal with the individual and unique challenges facing Canterbury businesses today. Our role is to share knowledge and provide guidance, helping SME’s enterprises grow and succeed.
Your typical day will include:
·         Building trusted relationships with client and potential clients
·         Problem solving key accounting and tax issues for private businesses, advising clients on best practice accounting methodologies and business growth strategies
·         Identifying and providing insightful recommendations to clients
·         Being present and active in the market and creating opportunities to build relationships across a broad range of stakeholders
·         Managing multiple jobs concurrently and facilitating teams to deliver quality services
·         Being a role model for our people and clients and recognising others for the impact they make by their valued contributions
·         Reviewing the work of junior team members, coaching and managing them to build their technical skills to effectively contribute to client deliverables and team success.

Enough about us, let’s talk about you. You are someone with:
·         Sound accounting and advisory skills developed through 8+ years’ work experience in a Big 4 or mid-tier accounting firm, a corporate environment, or a mix of these
·         CA (or similar) qualification
·         Experience as a Finance Manager or CFO would be an added advantage
·         Excellent communication skills, able to build rapport and connections quickly
·         Strong presence and connection in the local market and a proven ability to identify opportunities, onboard clients and manage relationships
·         Good problem solving skills with an eye for detail – able to report on finding, draw insights and help develop tangible solutions
·         Experience in the preparation and review of financial statements in compliance with IRD standards and knowledge of Income tax, GST, PAYE etc
·         A drive for excellence and a “can-do” attitude
·         Coaching and mentoring experience in a successful team environment
·         Experience using Xero and other Financial ERP/Business Systems with a passion for technology, system improvements, and implementations to maximise client efficiencies

Who are Deloitte?
We are driven to create an impact that matters at every opportunity. Supported by a strong leadership team and member firms from over 150 countries across the globe, Deloitte New Zealand is in the business of solving complex problems. Innovation is the oxygen that powers us, enabling us to embrace the unknown, the chaos, the mayhem, because we know this is where the magic can happen. Over our 175-year history, we have built a reputation for impactful delivery across audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax, and technology services. Deloitte Aotearoa recognises the uniqueness of our country identified in our founding document, Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  We uphold our responsibility(s) to the founding document and acknowledge Māori as the Tangata Whenua/Indigenous people.
Our workplace and culture
We are driven by our desire to create positive outcomes for our clients, communities, and people. Our purpose is to make an impact that matters. Everything we do is with intent - the intent to make a meaningful difference. Our shared values are at the heart of everything we do. Living these values, including ‘taking care of each other’ and ‘fostering inclusion’, is essential to ensuring everyone feels included at work and able to reach their full potential. For us to succeed and thrive as an organisation, we understand the importance of creating a culture where diverse perspectives matter and where everyone is given an equal opportunity to grow and develop.

Deloitte rewards
We hold a simple belief – that our people’s hard work should be recognised and rewarded beyond their remuneration. We have reimagined what ‘work’ looks like and how we can empower all our people to create a work experience that is distinct to their needs. Founded on concepts of trust, balance, wellbeing and the importance of personal connection, this is the Deloitte Experience.

We offer
·         Flexible work arrangements – the opportunity to work in a way that suits you best    
·         Subsidised professional qualifications and paid professional memberships
·         Subsidised Health Insurance
·         Income protection insurance
·         22 days annual leave
·         Social events, social sports teams and monthly Firm drinks
·         A focus on wellness and well-being
·         Community focussed volunteer days
·         A focus on the environment and sustainability
·         Plus much more

Does this sound exactly like the sort of role and organisation for you? Then apply now!  We’d love to hear from you.

If you’ve got questions or wish to have a confidential conversation about this role, contact Poppy Bussell from the Talent Acquisition team on 03 741 5977.

Nga Mihi
The Deloitte Talent Acquisition Team
Deloitte is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Knowing that people work best in different ways, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements if the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated.  If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process. 

Studies have shown that women and people from under-represented backgrounds are less likely to apply for roles where they do not match the job description criteria exactly. If you're excited about this role and think you have what it takes, but your experience doesn't align 100%, we still want to hear from you and would encourage you to apply.

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