Intermediate Accountant

Private Enterprise – DDX /
Permanent Full-Time /
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You will be joining our Private Enterprise - Data & Delivery Excellence (DDX) team, who are experts in their fields, specializing in technical accounting, processes, and efficiencies. The Delivery & Data Excellence team works to improve the value and impact of compliance work through standardizing technology and exploring data analytics and new technology. 
At KPMG, we care about your career progression and recognize your hard work. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to build on your existing experience. 

The Opportunity:

    • We are looking for an Intermediate Business Advisory Accountant to join our Private Enterprise team in Tauranga. You will have the opportunity to utilize new technology and processes to deliver and review accurate and timely enterprise technical services of varying level of complexity to the business.
    • Join our national specialist team, where you will gain exposure to a broad client base and be provided with accelerated learning and development opportunities!

Day to day you will:

    • Formulate solutions to client problems and issues and contribute to building a high-performance team culture.
    • Oversee and undertake the preparation of a wide range of financial requirements of varying complexity, including preparing annual accounts, tax returns and tax compliance.
    • Assist with data gathering and knowledge transfer.
    • Deliver quality technical compliance work and support the development of others within the team in the delivery of this work.

What you'll bring to our team:

    • 2 - 3 years’ experience working within a New Zealand Chartered Accounting environment
    • Undergraduate degree or undertaking tertiary qualifications in relevant subjects (e.g. accounting, finance, or qualified by experience).
    • Ideally holding on to or working towards CAANZ or CPA membership, or membership of a relevant overseas professional body
    • Competent and literate with the following packages:  Microsoft Word, Excel and a computerised accounting system (preferably Xero, XPA, APS or MYOB)
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong organisational and time management skills
    • Ability to deal with multiple tasks concurrently
    • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
    • Professional approach to work and strong client focus
    • A team player that values input and support from the team but can also work autonomously.
Recruitment Agencies: The recruitment for this role is being managed directly by the KPMG Talent Acquisition team. We will contact our preferred agency partners if we require agency assistance. Thank you for your understanding.

Life at KPMG

KPMG values diversity in the workforce and we encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for roles, including individuals with a disability, additional mental health needs, chronic health conditions or who identify as neurodivergent. 

For disabled and neurodiverse candidates, if you encounter accessibility barriers or if you have access needs and require support to participate equitably in the recruitment process, please phone Enya van Dulm on 04 816 4660 or email

We offer rewarding careers to talented individuals and a holistic range of benefits to support your life balance, whatever your circumstance. We want you to do Work That Matters, Thrive and Grow and know that you Belong here with us, at KPMG. 

As a KPMG employee, we will offer you:
—  Access to the firm's annual incentive scheme
—  Opportunities for local and international secondments
—  Hybrid working across a mix of office, client and home hubs to recognise that people have individual circumstances and preferences when it comes to where and how they work
— The ability to work from overseas and extend time connecting with friends and family outside New Zealand
—  Flexible leave options, including the ability to purchase additional annual leave
—  Gender-neutral support for all stages of the parental journey, including access to 18 weeks of fully paid parental leave for all new parents
—   A paid professional association membership of your choice
—   Digital accreditations through our partnership with Microsoft, LinkedIn Learning, with bespoke learning pathways for all employees
—   A wide-range of special offers and discounts on insurances, banking services, and lifestyle goods and services
—   The support, allyship and opportunity to join our many Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Affinity networks, including the Kiwa, Pride, Ethnicity, Accessibility and Wahine groups
—  The opportunity to participate in Green Team activities, as we work toward reducing the firm’s environmental footprint and become carbon zero by 2030
—  An invitation to join your local Social club and enjoy events aimed at bringing people together for social, sporting, cultural, family and fundraising activities
—  Paid time off for volunteering and involvement in citizenship activities
—  An array of health and wellness benefits such as free flu vaccinations, subsidised sporting events, free confidential counselling services, additional 5 days of Wellbeing leave to support you and your family's overall health and wellness, access to our Wellbeing portal with an extensive range of advice and resources and much much more!
We believe that diversity of background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, clients and communities. Our goal is to be recognised as an employer of choice for all, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability. Further info can be found on our website.
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