Group Accountant

Finance · Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Department Finance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

In this decisive decade, UBCO is unlocking off-road adventure for more people than ever before – and we are on the cusp of the ride of our lives! Our expanding intelligent electric adventure vehicle (EAV) platform is increasingly being used by a diverse audience, anyone from campers, surfers, and trailblazers to food delivery providers, urban commuters, and last-minute shoppers. Originating and headquartered in New Zealand, UBCO now has key locations in the US, Taiwan, UK, and New Zealand and is embarking on a major step change in growth. 


The core values at UBCO reflect our beliefs, fundamental driving forces, and priorities. We follow and live by Unlock, Build, Connect and Own. 


UNLOCK your potential 


The Group Accountant (Sr.Accountant) is responsible for managing the day-to-day accounting and reporting. You'll support the Director of Accounting & Audit in managing the company's affairs, improving the accounting systems continuously, and preparing internal and external reporting.


A successful Group Accountant is flexible and adaptable to excel in a dynamic environment during the scale-up phase of the company.

OWN Accounting 

  • Responsible for ensuring accurate balance sheet reconciliations are prepared each month for all group companies, i.e., both domestic and international companies.  
  • Responsible for performing monthly P&L reviews across all group companies, i.e., both domestic and international companies.  
  • Prepares the monthly management accounts reporting pack and consolidation, including commentary.  
  • Maintains integrity of reporting framework and ensures accuracy of reporting, including commentary.  
  • Inventory costing and quantity validation in NZ  
  • Mid-month transactional review in preparation for the month end  
  • Co-ordinating regional monthly reporting 
  • Support the Director of Accounting & Audit with annual audits across the group of companies.  
  • Ensure annual stock takes are undertaken to meet audit requirements in liaison with the Global Inventory Manager  
  • Ensure the group's tax compliance obligations are met in all regions, i.e., GST, VAT, PAYE & FBT. 
  • Back up to Group Accounts Manager for Xero processing, including but not limited to bank reconciliations, payroll, AP processing and payments, and end-of-month processing.  
  • Ensure correct policies and procedures are followed pertaining to finance across all regions  
  • Identify and implement opportunities for improvement and streamlining of existing financial processes.  
  • Ad-hoc reporting and projects  


BUILD on your experience 

To be successful in this role, you likely have: 

  • 4 to 6 years of financial accounting experience 
  • 2 to 3 years of Audit Experience? 
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or similar fields 
  • IFRS and international group consolidation experience.  
  • Big 4 statutory reporting 
  • Group consolidation 
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written).  
  • Office 365 proficiency 
  • MS Excel skills intermediate to advanced 
  • Flexibility & adaptability are a must in this rapidly growing business.  


It would be nice if you have 

  • CA/CPA preferred 
  • Experience is multi currencies 
  • All hands-on deck team players. 
  • Strong ownership 
  • Deadline driven - you will be working to strict monthly reporting, budget, and forecast deadlines 



CONNECT to the ride of your life 

  • Set your sights high with significant career development opportunities in a company on the cusp of remarkable growth. 
  • Help grow a meaningful business from the early stages with an ambitious group of like-minded innovators. 
  • Zip out to the beach, the nature park, or up to the shops on one of our 2X2s from our idyllic location in Tauranga  
  • Engage widely with our global company footprint, building lasting relationships with diverse, exceptional minds around the world. 
  • See your work come to life, being loved, and used in the most unusual places worldwide, from the desert to the arctic and everything in between. 


Excellent Compensation and Benefits Package Included with a steep discount to buy UBCOs 


UBCO is committed to an environment of mutual respect and inclusion, representative of all backgrounds and abilities. We celebrate the differences of our teammates and are a proud ally in our diversity goal as an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions at UBCO are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, or gender identity. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact our local office. 

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    Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
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