Staff Accountant

Auckland, New Zealand, Rocket Lab [2987848]

Field(s) of expertise
Business Administration and Finance
Job type

About this job

The Staff Accountant will be responsible for monthly financial reporting processes (e.g. journal entries and reconciliations, budget versus actual detailed analysis support), Fixed Asset accounting, certain compliance activities (e.g. property tax, state registration and reporting) and technical accounting activities.


  • Support the month and year-end accounting close, including assigned journal entries, accruals, and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Prepare work papers for annual financial statement audit.
  • Provide support to AP function to ensure proper account coding and month end accruals.
  • May participate in process reviews, business process analyses and internal control monitoring to ensure compliance with the specifications of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) within assigned function.
  • Participate in system implementations such as ERP and other applications, as needed.
  • Assist with subjective reserve analyses (Allowance for Doubtful Accounts, E&O, etc.).
  • Maintain fixed asset and associated depreciation schedules to insure proper recording of purchases and disposals.
  • Ad-hoc reporting as needed for financial analysis, management requests, etc.
  • Research variances with appropriate departments.


Required Skills

  • Strong customer service orientation, good interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to work in high pressure environment with tight deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Experience with a high growth company a plus.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, ERP system.
  • Proficient knowledge and skilled in the use of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word.
  • Ability to solve and interpret problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to conduct research projects in specific areas of accounting and respond to inquiries.

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or business administration.
  • 3+ years of accounting experience with staff accountant responsibilities in industry and/or 2+ years of accounting experience with a public accounting firm.
  • Manufacturing environments a plus.
  • Demonstrate strong working knowledge of US GAAP.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention-to-detail.
  • CPA/MBA preferred.

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