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122/2015
Financial Accountant, Operating Expenditure
Location - Wellington

Financial accounting role within the NZ Fire Service - opportunity to utilise your knowledge within a supportive team and make a real difference to the business!

  • Unique industry
  • Lots of variety
  • Team player contributing to organisational processes

The New Zealand Fire Service is a technologically advanced, responsive fire service that has around 62,000 callouts per year. There are almost 500 stations throughout New Zealand with around 1,700 career and 8,000+ volunteer firefighters, and over 500 support staff, who dedicate themselves to preventing fires and protecting the communities they live in from the dangers of fire.  Our vision is to work with communities to protect what they value and our mission is to reduce the incidence and consequence of fire and to provide a professional response to other emergencies.

 

We currently have an opportunity for a   financial accountant to join our busy team in Wellington.  Reporting to the Team Leader Financial Accounting, you will be responsible for Tax matters (GST, FBT & NRWT) as well as monthly and annual external reporting to stakeholders and managing NZFS’s relationship with the United Fire Brigade Association.  This role includes month end and year end processing and reporting requirements. You will also play a key role identifying and implementing process improvements within the financial accounting team.

 

The successful applicant will:

  • Be a Chartered Accountant (CA) or hold an equivalent qualification essential with a track record of delivering high quality financial reporting. Preferably with 3-5 years post qualification experience
  • Have experience with preparing and filing GST, FBT, Withholding tax related returns
  • Have exceptional time management skills
  • Have previous CFIS reporting experience would be desirable but not essential
  • Have excellent communication skills  and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Have experience managing external statutory reporting and external audit processes desirable

If you’re looking  for a  chance  to put your skill set to use in an organisation dedicated to helping our communities, then we will provide you with a unique opportunity to utilise your knowledge within a supportive team.

 

To Apply:

Renee Paul
Ph:     (04) 462 4985
Email: renee.paul@fire.org.nz

 

Please send your completed application form along with supporting documents to – Renee Paul, renee.paul@fire.org.nz.

 

Applications close 12 noon 10 August 2015.


121/2015
Operations Accountant
Location - Wellington

A financial accounting role within the NZ Fire Service, opportunity to utilise your knowledge within a supportive team and make a real difference to the business!

  • Unique industry
  • Lots of variety
  • Team player contributing to organisational processes

 

The New Zealand Fire Service is a technologically advanced, responsive fire service that has around 62,000 callouts per year. There are almost 500 stations throughout New Zealand with around 1,700 career and 8,000+ volunteer firefighters, and over 500 support staff, who dedicate themselves to preventing fires and protecting the communities they live in from the dangers of fire.  Our vision is to work with communities to protect what they value and our mission is to reduce the incidence and consequence of fire and to provide a professional response to other emergencies.

 

We currently have an opportunity for a   financial accountant to join our busy team in Wellington.  Reporting to the Team Leader Financial Accounting, you will be responsible for payroll auditing, payroll tax management, management of Brigade grants and mess allowances and monthly lease reconciliation of Level 2 protective clothing.  This role also includes month end and year end processing and reporting requirements.

 

The ideal Candidate

  • A Chartered  Accountant (CA) or hold an equivalent qualification essential with a track record of delivering high quality financial reporting
  • Experience with payroll auditing, preparing and filing payroll taxes
  • Reconciliation experience
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Previous CFIS reporting experience would be desirable but not essential
  • Excellent communication skills  and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Systems experience desirable but not essential

So if you’re looking for a  chance  to put your skill set to use in an organisation dedicated to helping our communities, then we will provide you with a unique opportunity to utilise your knowledge within a supportive team.

 

To Apply:

For more information about this role please contact:


Renee Paul
Ph:     (04) 462 4985
Email: renee.paul@fire.org.nz

 

Send completed application form along with supporting documents to – Renee Paul, renee.paul@fire.org.nz

 

Applications close 12 noon 10 August 2015


117/2015
Business Support (Region), (Fixed Term)
Region 3 Headquarters, Wellington

 

About the Company


The New Zealand Fire Service is a large organisation spread geographically throughout NZ, comprising of five different regions with around 400 stations and 8,000 firefighters spread throughout the country. Region 3 Headquarters is in Wellington providing support to all of the brigades in the bottom half of the North Island.

 

Our vision is to be “leading integrated fire and emergency services for a safer New Zealand” and our mission is to reduce the incidence and consequence of fire and to provide a professional response to other emergencies.

 

About the role

 

Applications are sought from suitably qualified candidates who can provide high quality business support to the Region team. This is a fulltime (40 hours per week), fixed-term role to 30 June 2016.

 

The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic team providing general and financial administrative support to the Region, with responsibility for implementing, reviewing and maintaining national administration processes and systems.

The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic team providing general and financial administrative support to the Region, with responsibility for implementing, reviewing and maintaining national administration processes and systems.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • A thorough knowledge of modern office administration procedures and systems
  • Accounts receivable and payable and an understanding of budget processes
  • An understanding of asset management processes
  • Sound communication, both verbal and written
  • Full competency in the MS Office suite of applications
  • A motivated, flexible and proactive attitude
  • The ability to work as an effective and collaborative team member

As an employer, NZFS is committed to providing an enjoyable and challenging work environment and a focus on ongoing personal development.

 

To Apply:

All applications must include your Application Pack, CV and covering letter and be sent to:-

Angela Fisher  
Business Support Manager  
Region 3 - angela.fisher@fire.org.nz
For further information on this role telephone 04 4397884


Applications close 9.00am Friday 7 August 2015 

 


114 / 2015
Curriculum and Assessment Advisor

The New Zealand Fire Service is a responsive emergency service with almost 500 stations throughout New Zealand and around 1,700 career and over 8,000 volunteer firefighters. The Fire Service has well-established training programmes and courses, professionally- developed trainers, and purpose-built training facilities.

 

We are seeking applications for the role of Curriculum and Assessment Advisor, as part of the Training Quality team in the NZ Fire Services.

 

The purpose of this position is to:

  • provide leadership in the design and documentation of tertiary vocational  training curriculum frameworks , including the application of new technologies
  • develop Learning Outcomes and assessment criteria, including for workplace assessment
  • produce fit-for-purpose assessment resources, including online solutions
  • manage programme and course requirements for external agencies
  • contribute expertise towards educational capability building within Training

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • relevant tertiary qualification preferably at degree level or above, or equivalent
  • recent practical experience in curriculum development in the vocational tertiary sector
  • excellent understanding of curriculum and assessment pedagogy and techniques in vocational training
  • high level tertiary technical assessment and resource writing skills and experience
  • strong proficiency with online educational technologies

If you feel you have the background and drive to fulfil this position, and possess an interest in   working for this most essential emergency response service, we look forward to hearing from you.

 

Contact Donna Skoropada if you have any queries (ph 04 439 7838) or email Donna.Skoropada@fire.org.nz

 

To Apply

Applications close at 12.00pm on Friday, 7 August 2015.

 


107 / 2015
Fire Information Coordinator
Auckland

The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) is comprised of five regions with around 400 stations, and 10,000 volunteer and paid firefighters spread throughout the country. As well as responding to a wide range of emergency situations, the NZFS is focused on fire safety and fire prevention in NZ communities.

 

The NZFS vision is ‘Leading Integrated Fire and Emergency Services for a safer New Zealand’.

 

Based at the Region 1 Headquarters in Auckland, you will be working within the Fire Information Unit (FIU). The FIU is responsible for processing applications for fire evacuation schemes from across the whole country. It is a regulated processing environment and the Unit works closely with Fire Risk Management Officers on location to achieve goals within a legislated timeframe.

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Processing of fire evacuation scheme applications within the regulations
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with key staff
  • Responding to general enquiries related to fire safety

We are looking for a team player who has:

  • A strong administrative background focusing on data management
  • Superb computer literacy with a high level of Microsoft 2013 competency including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • A methodical, process driven worker with excellent attention to detail
  • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • A strong customer relationship focus
  • A solution focused, positive “can do” attitude
  • A healthy sense of humour
Applicants who have a good grasp of online layered mapping programs and a reasonable geographic knowledge of New Zealand will be viewed favourably.

 

To Apply

Send your completed Application Pack, CV and a covering letter to:

 

Andrea Fisher
Business Support

 

Email: andrea.fisher@fire.org.nz

 

Applications close at 9.00am on Monday, 27 July 2015.

 


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