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30 Jun 2022

KPMG Junior Accountant - Private Enterprise - Wellington - April 2023 Start

Junior Accountant - Private Enterprise - Wellington - April 2023 Start

If you’re passionate about New Zealand – and helping to make it a better place – then KPMG could be the firm for you. That’s because we’ve got a bigger purpose at KPMG. We call it Fueling New Zealand’s Prosperity, and it’s what gets us out of bed every morning. It drives us to work smarter, think differently, and achieve more for the incredible clients we work with.
We need great people with us on this journey – and that includes you. We give you all the training and support you need and with us you’ll be encouraged to take on a world of opportunity, both in New Zealand and overseas.
Are you in your final year of high school or first year of Tertiary education and looking for a role to compliment your accounting studies?
We have exciting opportunities for students looking to pursue a career in accounting to join our Private Enterprise team in Wellington!

What does the role involve?

    • A permanent, full time role with base office hours of 37.5 hours per week
    • Flexibility to use up to 4 hours of paid study leave per paper and 12.5 hours of unpaid study leave per week to attend your tertiary classes and paid study leave to prepare for exams and internal assessments
    • Working full time during academic holidays, but the office does close for a few weeks over the festive period
    • Taking up to five papers per year so that students can achieve a good balance between work, study and social time. Therefore take a little longer to finish your degree

What’s in it for me?

    • The aim of the programme is for our team members to complete their degrees while they work and stay on with KPMG to progress to their Chartered Accounting qualification with the Firm
    • This is real hands-on experience learning accounting in the real world, which will complement your studies
    • The opportunity to advance your career at a leading international firm, whilst still studying
    • A paid position to support yourself whilst studying

What would I be doing?

    • Our Private Enterprise practice works alongside New Zealand’s privately-owned businesses to help them meet their business goals. Your key responsibilities would include:
    • Assist in the preparation of annual accounts and tax returns, initially with a focus on smaller and more straightforward clients (including tasks like data entry, spreadsheet work, drafting accounts etc)
    • Prepare and pay clients’ monthly accounts
    • Respond to client queries and assist the DDX Private Enterprise team in managing client relationships
    • Attend in-house/other training, build knowledge in use of professional accounting software
    • Assist other team members with administrative tasks
Apply Now!
Apply here by uploading your CV, as well as a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position.
Life at KPMG
We offer rewarding careers to talented individuals and a range of benefits to help provide holistic support for your work life, whatever your circumstance. As a KPMG employee, we will offer you:
—   Hybrid Working – a mix of working in the office and at home to enhance your work/life balance
—   Flexible leave options, including the ability to purchase additional annual leave
—   Access to ‘Whanau@KPMG’ – 18 weeks’ paid flexible leave for all new parents - primary and secondary carers
—   Unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, with bespoke learning pathways for all employees.
—   Discounts on a range of lifestyle goods and services.
—   Opportunity to join any of our Inclusion, Diversity and Equity networks as a participant and ally.
—   Opportunity to join our Social club and enjoy activities such as cooking classes, painting, quiz nights and more.
We believe that diversity of background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, clients and communities. Our goal is to be recognised as an employer of choice for all, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability. Further info can be found on our website
We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.