Financial Management Accountant

Permanent, Full-time

Are you a chartered accountant who wants to support an organisation to help make meaningful change in the lives of mokopuna in Aotearoa?

Apply now – tono mai!

Mō mātou / About us

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) is an independent crown entity advocating for the interests, rights and wellbeing of mokopuna (the OCC refer to children and young people as mokopuna).

Te moemoeā: kia kuru pounamu te rongo; our vision is that all children and young people of Aotearoa live their best lives and feel treasured.

Along with financial management, the Corporate Services team provide the tari with support with procurement, health and safety, machinery of government reporting requirements, facilities management and administrative support.

Mō te tūnga / About the role

As a Financial Management Accountant, you will be part of the Corporate Services team and will be responsible for the end-to-end financial management cycle for the tari. This will include providing strategic financial advice and analysis, preparing budgets and supporting budget bids, managing accounts payable and providing required financial reporting both monthly, and in-line with our requirements related to the machinery of government. In this role you would also support the running of the payroll management system.

The OCC is committed to the realisation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and your commitment to this is essential. OCC value and support diversity and inclusion in our workplace and is a place where you can bring your whole self to work.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu / What you will bring

We are seeking candidates who are Chartered Accountants or CPA, with strong practical experience in management accounting, ideally having had previous experience in managing the financial cycle for a public service organisation.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record working in a corporate environment and will ideally also be familiar with reporting and financial management requirements under the Crown Entities Act 2004. You will also have fantastic relationship management skills with the ability to develop strong connections across the tari and position yourself as a trusted advisor.

Ngā hua ka puta i te mahi ki OCC / What we can offer you

  • A salary between $94,834 and $105,375 gross per annum, although we may be able to offer slightly higher for the right candidate
  • A hybrid working model - some days working in the tari and some working from home
  • 4 weeks annual leave plus at least 3 additional paid leave days each year
  • Opportunity to learn or build on your Te Reo Māori through our weekly lessons
  • Working in a whānau friendly environment - we love having mokopuna in the tari!
  • Option for flexible working arrangements - flexible start and finish times, shorter hours and other arrangements can all be considered
  • Working with a team of passionate kaimahi who truly care about achieving the best outcomes for all mokopuna of Aotearoa

Please note that effective 1 July 2023 the Office will be replaced by the Children and Young People’s Commission. All employees of the Office will be automatically transferred and will become employees of the Commission from 1 July 2023. We do not anticipate significant change to the role or the work programme through this transition.

Me pēhea te tuku tono / How to apply

To apply please complete the application form below and email this along with a cover letter to us at If you have any questions about this role, please contact email us.

You can find a position description for the role below. Applicants for this position should have the legal right to work in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 19 March 2023.