Accounting and Finance May Newsletter 2013

The Accounting & Finance market has followed a familiar trend in early 2013 and has been very up-and-down. January & February were extremely quiet across both contracting and permanent markets (driven by the glorious summer to an extent) with a substantial pick-up in activity in March and April (in the permanent market).

Strong areas of demand are in the areas of Analysts and Management Accountants in particular as there appears to be a thirst for quality information by businesses as they look to emerge into stronger economic times.

Financial Management roles remain very competitive – we have a comprehensive database of candidates for these roles – both those immediately available and those not ‘actively looking’.

Contracting has been subdued – there are a good number of ‘career contractors’ who have now been available for a number of months with a reduced number of roles coming to market.

Overall however, business confidence among our client base seems positive and businesses are becoming more receptive to investing in quality people to enhance and grow their businesses.

Below is a selection of candidates I am currently working with. If you would like to find out more on any of the candidates or enquire on other skills that you may require, please contact me:

+64 (9) 915 9148


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CA Qualified Management Accountant/Financial Analyst  $100k

Smart with solid people management experience under their belt with some great exposure to significant companies in FMCG, insurance and engineering. SAP/treasury/budgeting/forecasting/cost accounting and tax are all in this candidate’s armoury.

Finance Director  $175K+
CA Qualified with substantial experience of managing the finance, administration and operations function of a global FMCG business. Huge amount to add to a business both personally and professionally and seeking senior leadership roles where they can apply these skills. Available June 2013 onwards.

CA Qualified Financial Controller  $120k
Six years’ experience in current role managing a full-function finance team. Excellent examples of managing the team through good times and bad. Big 4 trained, ambitious, smart and focussed.

BBIM Technical Business Analyst/Accountant  $100k
This candidate is immediately available and sits in the space between finance and IT – being able to speak the language of both. Targeting analytical roles where they can use their accounting/data background. Advanced Excel incl. VBA, SQL Server, TM1

Newly Qualified CA – immediately available!  $65k
A previous placement of Farrow Jamieson’s – this candidate has recently come to market following a restructure of the business. A comprehensive grounding in all areas of financial accounting in a manufacturing environment. Engaging, professional and will be an absolute asset to any business.

BCom Business Analyst  $110k
System/process focussed. A good breadth of commercial exposure to large NZ businesses in the retail, energy and service sectors. A technical person that can talk to people! Exposure to a raft of systems including SAP.