Team Leader Financial Accounting

We've farewelled our Team Leader Financial Accounting, who has been with Wellington City Council in a variety of roles for 22 years!

While we are sad to say goodbye, it means we do have a great opportunity for someone new to come in with fresh eyes and make their own mark on this great role.

About us

Me Heke Ki Pōneke - Wellington City Council delivers over 400 services to over 200,000 residents and many businesses, improving the lives of Wellingtonians every day. We're working to ensure an inclusive, sustainable and creative capital for all.

Our Financial Control team where this role sits is responsible for creating the environment that ensures we meet our financial obligations and keep our assets safe through good internal controls, reconciliations and statutory financial reporting.

They are a centre of excellence for financial accounting - providing advice to wider Finance team as well as the Council as a whole.

The role

As Team Leader Financial Accounting, you'll be:


  • leading and coaching a team of five subject matter experts
  • ensuring a high standard of accounting services and financial reporting
  • providing operational business support and analysis across the Council
  • managing external relations with our partners and auditors.
A key part of this role is delivering an audit opinion regarding the financial component of our annual report.


About you

You'll be CA qualified and have experience dealing with complex financial accounting matters. Local government experience would be a plus, but it's not vital.

You'll have experience (and a passion for) managing people and helping them develop and grow.

Why us?

There aren't many roles available where there is such a visible, tangible impact from the work the organisation does. You'll be part of a team that really makes a difference in the city you live, work or play in.

You'll get to work for a manager who offers great support - and is happy to pull up her sleeves and help when needed. She is keen to see her people progress their careers.

We offer you a range of benefits including five weeks annual leave, flexible working options, health and wellbeing support, Council staff discounts and a range of learning and development programmes and opportunities. We are an inclusive and diverse workplace, and we really care about our employees. We have a welcoming and respectful culture where you are supported to achieve your best.

More information and next steps

To find out more about this role, please check the position description on our careers website, or reach out to Wesley Hutton, Talent Acquisition Partner -

The salary range for this role is $106,265.00 to $125,017.00 (where the successful candidate sits within this range will depend on experience)

Applications close on Sunday, 29 January 2023 and must be submitted online.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!


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Permanent Full Time

Job no: ASAH353262

Location: Wellington, Carterton, Greater Wellington Regional, Kapiti Coast, Lower Hutt, Masterton, Porirua City, South Wairarapa, Upper Hutt City, Wellington City

Closing Date: Friday, 17 February 2023