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The Forbury team is a humble group of highly engaged experts: expert in their specialisation and equally adept at self-organising collaborative teams to solve new challenges – we help each other to be great! The work environment encourages all team members irrespective of seniority to contribute their ideas. We are looking for people who thrive on excellence, candor and change.

Across the Forbury team, there is high-degree of strategic alignment – the Forbury strategy and its’ goals act as the basis for how performance is measured. The strategy/goals are regularly reviewed, discussed and challenged – in particular, which development priorities we are prioritising and why. Teams are loosely organised and typically on an as-required basis. There is a high degree of trust between team members without the need for others to always preview/approve which allows us to move fast.

Forbury is a work environment where team members are able to exercise a high degree of autonomy, control and direction of their own work. This means we are looking to people who are self-motivated, self-aware, self-disciplined, self-improving and people that don’t wait to be told what to do.

New Forbury team members will find themselves immediately engaged in challenging work and working alongside leaders in their field. Successful team members will continue to self-develop and as bigger roles become available the senior leadership team will, where possible, promote its’ own extra-ordinary performers who embody the Forbury ways of working.

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Accountant

Management - Christchurch, Canterbury

Position Title: Accountant

Reports to: CEO and Finance Consultant

Direct reports: Team Assistant (in regards to accounts administration aspect of role)

Forbury is the leading provider of Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Valuation software across Australia and New Zealand. We are looking for an Accountant to join our team to continue to drive forward our global expansion opportunities. We have experienced exponential growth over the past 18 months, during which we doubled global head count, launched multiple new product lines, and grew ARR by circa 40%, and successfully launched in the UK.

Purpose of role:

Reporting to the CEO and Finance Consultant, the purpose of this role is to complete a number of tasks previously completed by the Finance Consultant, and expand on the Company’s monthly reporting and customer analysis. The successful applicant will take ownership of the Company’s accounting function and have the full support of the Finance Consultant to call upon as and when required.

Forbury is expanding and therefore the successful applicant needs to be competent with an evolving role and tasks. This role is a full-time position.

Key responsibilities:  

  • Month end accounting
  • Responsible for the timeliness and accuracy of the Company’s consolidated monthly accounting produced through Spotlight Reporting
  • This includes reviewing P&L transactions, processing manual journals, general ledger reconciliations and preparing budget vs actual commentary
  • Ensuring transactions impacted by transfer pricing policies are processed correctly
  • Making improvements to monthly reports and processes to ensure the integrity of the accounting information
  • Sales analysis
  • Detailed analysis of customer revenue and MRR movements
  • Payroll
  • Reviewing monthly payroll for NZ, Australia, and UK
  • Monthly UK pension filing
  • Back-up for processing monthly payroll
  • Budget and forecasting
  • Responsible for co-ordinating the annual budgets for all entities
  • Creating revised forecasts as required during the year
  • Treasury
  • Cash-flow management and forecasting funds
  • Transferring currencies between entities
  • Loading and approving payments as necessary
  • Tax Compliance
  • Processing GST and PAYE returns – NZ
  • Processing BAS and superannuation returns – Australia
  • Processing VAT and PAYE returns - UK
  • Commercial Support
  • Assisting with grant/funding applications
  • Reviewing processes and systems for efficiencies and suggesting improvements
  • Assisting the Finance Consultant with end-of-year requirements
  • Assist Leadership with investor relations as required
  • All other tasks as may be required

Knowledge and skills required:

  • Intelligent, logical and quick to learn with the ability to be proactive, think through issues and identify solutions
  • Ability to work autonomously and self-manage to deadlines
  • Use initiative to identify areas for improvement and implement changes– challenge and question appropriately (i.e. processes and systems)
  • Confident to admit when they are outside of their knowledge base and seek guidance/assistance
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritise work
  • Highly organised, excellent attention to detail and solid problem-solving skills
  • Experience with Xero/Cloud based systems preferred. Forbury uses Xero, Spotlight Reporting, and FlowRev.
  • Good excel knowledge
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills both written and verbal
  • A vibrant personality

Qualifications required:

  • Tertiary qualification in accounting or finance (e.g. Bachelor of Commerce) or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience and a demonstrable commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Membership of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (at Chartered Accountant level) or equivalent (CA/ACA) preferred but not essential
  • 2-4 years’ experience in audit, management, or financial accounting roles

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