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  • Key Role with iconic; stable NZ company
  • Supportive Culture; Health & Wellbeing benefits
  • Flexible working options; great work-life balance

Looking for a Management Accounting role where you can be part of a great team within an iconic New Zealand company?

About Us

Sanitarium has been producing healthy breakfast options for Kiwi’s for over 100 years.  Caring for the community is a core value of Sanitarium and our 250 employees.  Whether it’s fostering good health and wellbeing through the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon, tackling child hunger through the Kick Start Breakfast Club or providing New Zealanders with a free nutrition advice service, we’re here because we want to make a difference.  Today we’re the nation’s largest health food company and we’re still 100% New Zealand Owned!

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an accounting superstar with commercial expertise, exceptional customer focus and great leadership skills. This is a crucial role where you where you can really add value to the business.

Reporting to the Commercial Manager – Operations & Logistics in Australia, you will provide management in our NZ Manufacturing and Distribution sites with the financial support they require to make informed business decisions and effectively manage their areas. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing commercial leadership and guidance while working alongside management teams.
  • Building commercial acumen with the site teams
  • Leading, coaching and developing one direct report
  • Preparation of financial budgets and forecasts to agreed timelines
  • Delivery of financial performance monitoring and variance reporting
  • Preparation of business cases; including post implementation appraisals
  • Preparation of product costings for new products and inventory valuation
  • Involvement in projects and continuous improvement initiatives

About you

Naturally, you will have a customer focused attitude and be a true team player. Your “can do” attitude, outstanding communication skills and ability to remain well organized will see you excel in this role. 

You’ll need to be able to build effective relationships within the wider team and across the business to have the biggest success in this role. You won’t be afraid to get out on the factory floor to study the processes and people to gain deeper understanding of the cost drivers and opportunities. In addition, you will have a passion for developing and coaching others in a constructive and supportive way and enjoy being a leader to one direct report.

A tertiary qualification in business/commerce with a major in accounting is required, as is at least 5 years of commercial experience. You will also hold, or be studying towards, a CPA, CA or equivalent professional status.

Experience within a manufacturing and/or FMCG environment, and a working knowledge of standard costing and systems such as Adaptive Insights and SAP would be advantageous.

 What we can offer you

Sanitarium provides a supportive workplace, we genuinely care for the health and wellbeing of our employees and offer a range of benefits that support this aim. We offer flexible working options and a geat work-life balance. 

We are an organisation driven by our mission and values. If you share our passion for what we do, our products and can respect our Christian based principles this will be a great opportunity for you.

Our values;

In It Together / We Make It Happen / Pioneering Today For Tomorrow / Serve Others.

Applications close 10 December 2021. Don’t delay! We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the closing date.

All applicants must provide proof that they have legal work rights within New Zealand.





Type: Permanent

Category: Finance / Accounting

Reference ID: SNZ0SANAV000059

Date Posted: 25/11/2021

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