Financial Accountant

About Connetics

Connetics is a multi-disciplined, multi-regional electrical design, construction, and maintenance business delivering electrical infrastructure assets for customers throughout Aotearoa.

With depots in Wellington, Central Otago, Westport, Paraparaumu and Christchurch our purpose is to deliver energy solutions for our communities. We aim to exceed our customers' current and future needs by innovating, designing and delivering electrical projects, proactively harnessing opportunities in the fast-evolving energy landscape.

Connetics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Orion NZ Ltd (a Christchurch City Holdings Limited company) which operates within an Orion Group ecosystem as the electricity distribution services unit. The Orion Group purpose to power a cleaner and brighter future with our community captures the contribution we want to make to the wellbeing and prosperity of our community. We are committed totaking a lead in sustainability and delivering innovative future energy services.

About the role

This is an integral role in the Finance Team, leading the delivery of technical accounting advice and activities for the business. This role requires experience in the application of NZIFRS accounting standards (including but not limited to lease and intangible asset treatment) through an ERP system in a complex corporate organisation. The Financial Accountant role is responsible for running the accounting and financial activities of Connetics by analysing and reporting on costs, productivity, margins and company expenditures. This role leads the annual financial accounting, month end processing, as well as providing some management accounting support to the business. 


Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Overseeing all activities relating to accounts payable, accounts receivable and credit control
  • Preparing and distributing the monthly accounts to relevant stakeholders with financial commentary for the Board
  • Preparation of the annual statutory accounts and coordination of external audits
  • Balance Sheet and General Ledger maintenance
  • Financial reporting and revenue/expense analysis
  • Tax accounting activities
  • Maintaining and developing financial policies, procedures, and systems
  • Banking relationship activities

This role is based in the Christchurch Office.

Skills /Experience


  • Chartered Accountant
  • B.Com (Accounting)  or 5 years equivalent experience
  • Advanced spreadsheeting and word processing skills
  • Sound knowledge of IFRS and relevant legislation
  • Demonstrates a practical knowledge and understanding of all accounting and processing systems
  • Demonstrates a high regard for work efficiency, integrity and delivery
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)


  • Senior Accounting experience in medium to big business environment
  • Supervisory/Management experience
  • Experience using SAP or a similar finance ERP system

At Connetics we understand that when your work environment fits your values and lifestyle, it’s a better place to be. We offer flexibility and a range of employee benefits to ensure everything is in balance. We trust you to get the job done, and we respect the diversity and uniqueness of our people.

At Connetics, you'll benefit from:

  • Long-service leave
  • Health and wellbeing perks, including free confidential counselling, annual flu vaccines, mole checks, biennial mini medicals
  • Recognition programmes including in the moment recognition, and team and individual awards
  • Career development opportunities such as seminars, training, and leadership development
  • Mentoring for professional and personal pursuits from mentors across the CCHL Group
  • Social perks including super cheap rates at our Hanmer Holiday House, family fun events, breakfast events and Social Club gatherings

Pre-Employment Tests | Medical & Ministry of Justice

Connetics require all successful applicants to complete a pre-employment Ministry of Justice check, a Pre-Employment medical test which includes a Drug and Alcohol test.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: EMAF37840

Location: Canterbury Region

Closing Date: Sunday, 11 June 2023