Financial Analyst

careers / Financial Analyst
Part time – Christchurch, New Zealand

At Media Suite, we have a wide range of clients, but we specialise in meaningful public sector work which will enable society (and government) to adapt in a fast-changing world. We create systems and software to solve challenging and meaningful problems in various domains. If you’re up for a challenge and want to be surrounded by awesome colleagues who care deeply about what they do, you’re looking in the right place.

We are on the hunt for a serious numbers person to join our closely-knit team, somebody we can trust to help us improve our internal operations, keep the business humming and provide insights and guidance to our teams. We need someone willing to examine where we can improve,  who loves taking care of detail while also being collaborative and happy to leverage their strengths for the team cause.  

About you:

Whatever your background, you will definitely need to be: 

  • fundamentally self-motivated;

  • incredibly organised with outstanding attention to detail;

  • a clear communicator;

  • ability to work unsupervised demonstrating independence and drive.

  • comfortable with technology, using it, supporting it and learning new things;

  • curious and inherently motivated by review, feedback and improvement;

  • able to work both independently and collaboratively;

  • willing to go the extra mile to make our partners & stakeholders happy;

  • be flexible and highly adaptable to changing priorities;

  • great at working to deadlines and juggling competing priorities;

  • effective time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple priorities;

  • excellent at wrangling people and information to keep our internal teams on track.

  • A wizard with excel and an unhealthy enthusiasm for making data-driven improvements.

What can you expect to be doing:

You’ll be knees-deep in the following areas:

  • Invoicing

  • Accounts Payable/ Receivable

  • Project cost-reporting

  • Bank Transactions

  • Tax payments & compliance

  • Helping us design and implement new processes

  • Supporting the team to grow their understanding of the finance function.

Skills, Experience & Education

  • Must have a business or administration degree and an accounting background.

  • Professional accounting designation an asset.

  • Must have 3-5 years accounting experience

  • Must have an understanding of the fundamental aspects of business, including operational and financial.

  • Highly experienced in Excel.

  • Experience with Xero and Xero Payroll an asset.

  • Comfortable using web based systems and tools. 

  • Ability to analyse data and produce insights.

  • Experience with (or an enthusiasm for learning) tools like PowerBI a bonus.


About us:

We cherish our culture, so every hire we make is carefully considered. If you’re tempted to join the Media Suite team, be sure to read on and make sure we’re aligned.

We are a team of curious-minded people who support each other, hold robust debates and don’t mind helping each other move house on the weekend. We thrive on challenges, we view our successes (and failures) as opportunities for growth, and we never, ever want to stop learning. We value mindset over skill set and we believe the team is more powerful than the individual.

Our employment philosophy is simple. We look for the right people and then do what it takes to get them on board and keep them around. We invest in the right people to help realise their potential.

What we offer:

  • An awesome team to work with;

  • A part-time CFO to learn from;

  • A place that will support your growth (including a dedicated professional development budget and training time);

  • Interesting clients & varied projects;

  • Competitive remuneration;

  • Flexibility in hours & clever tools - to help you achieve balance in work and play;

This role will be based in our Christchurch office, so being based in New Zealand with the right to work here is key (NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa).

Full Time: Part Time

We’ll confess to having a bias toward considering this role as part-time (in the 25-30 hours a week range ). However, we’re a fast growing business and our employment philosophy is to find the right person and do what it takes to make things work. So, if you think you might be the right person for us, are open to leveraging your skills in new ways, but are looking for full time hours we do invite you to apply. 


Please use the 'Apply' button on this page to submit your CV and Cover Letter to us.  Please ensure you include your experience and expertise along with some information outlining your background, current situation and why you think you would be a good fit within our team.

No recruiters please. 

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