Full Time Job

Assistant Accountant

Seequent builds world-leading subsurface software, helping create a better understanding of the earth to ensure a better world for all.

We are constantly evolving at the forefront of technology to transform how geo-professionals work, eliminating barriers to understanding by connecting software, teams, and the tools they need.

Every day, our customers in over 100 countries work to develop mineral resources more sustainably, design and build better infrastructure, protect the environment, source renewable energy, and help resolve historical challenges such as groundwater contamination and ageing infrastructure.

Our integrated earth modelling, geo-data management, and team collaboration software enables them to see a more complete picture of the earth: because with more understanding comes better decisions – for people and the planet.

Headquartered in New Zealand with global reach, Seequent is the specialist subsurface software company within Bentley Systems. Together, we are helping build a more resilient world.

We’re a high growth, people-centric success story.

Seequent is a Bentley Systems company, working together to build a better future.

The Role

We have a great opportunity for an experienced Assistant Accountant to join our Team. You will take ownership over the general ledger and supporting schedules and reconciliations. Being hands-on and task orientated, this role is responsible for supporting a range of financial and administration functions within the international finance team. Working closely with members of the international finance team to ensure the trial balances of multiple companies (including foreign companies) are accurate and complete. You will report into the Senior Finance Manager ANZ & SEA.

The nature of this role will require developing a deep understanding of Bentley’s business and local rules and regulations. The successful candidate is an ambitious person and team player alike, has a solid accounting background, experience in an international context, is experienced with control requirements of publicly traded companies, has a basic understanding of financial reporting (US GAAP and IFRS), brings strong interpersonal and communication skills, and will enjoy working in the multicultural environment of a global tech leader. 

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Executing statutory financial reporting closing and ensure compliance with group (US GAAP) and local statutory accounting policies.
  • Prepare journal entries (accrual, deferrals, prepayments, reclassifications).
  • Maintain accuracy and completeness of trial balances in our accounting system.
  • Monthly financial and accounting analysis.
  • Clear/reconcile open transactions in our accounting system.
  • Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare or provide input for the completion of statutory compliance e.g. Financial statements, tax and other government filings.
  • Assist with group and local statutory financial statement audits.
  • Responsible for preparing, reviewing and/or arranging for the timely submission of all GST returns together with other activity compliance related matters.
  • Assist with ad hoc enquiries and tasks as assigned.

In order to be successful in this role, you should have:

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification in Taxation, Accounting or Economics.
  • Experience/studies as a Chartered Accountancy is a plus.
  • A minimum of 5 years-experience in a similar role related to tax, accounting, reporting or audit.
  • SAP knowledge preferred, but not required
  • A background in the software industry, a finance shared service center and/ or a US GAAP International company is an advantage.
  • Basic understanding of international accounting and reporting requirements (IFRS and US GAAP) is an advantage.
  • Basic understanding of financial control requirements. SOX 404 requirements in the US is an advantage.
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills; fluent in English, written and verbal.
  • Experience in cooperation with teams in a multicultural environment.
  • Can-do, role-up-your-sleeves attitude with the ability to work to tight deadlines

Why you will enjoy working with us..

You will be joining a highly skilled, highly productive team of technical experts who are passionate about what we do. We are a friendly, intelligent, and supportive bunch and are looking forward to you bringing your expertise to the team. Our wider team is geographically diverse and from multi-disciplines, so even though you will be Christchurch based you will have opportunity to work with colleagues from across the globe.

In addition to awesome colleagues and work culture, you can also expect the following benefits:

  • Flexibility – Create a work-life balance that suits you with our hybrid work model.
  • Facilities – Make use of the onsite gym, locker facilities, secure bike sheds, ergonomic standing desks, ping pong tables, and spacious café.
  • Fun – Bring your dog to work, indulge in Pie Day Friday, build the tallest Lego tower, or embrace innovation in our annual Hackathon.
  • Financial – Competitive compensation, reviewed regularly, plus the option to join our Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
  • Family – Two weeks of supplementary paid parental leave.
  • Learning – Access to a wealth of training resources through our digital learning platform Degreed, quarterly career conversations with your manager and a culture that believes in promoting from within.
  • Wellbeing – Health Insurance via Southern Cross, fully subsidised subscription to Headspace, regular wellness webinars, and 24/7 EAP access.

Inclusion + Diversity 

In addition to being dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diverse talent, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible experience.
If you require an accommodation for any part of the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms, etc.), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs. Please provide details in your cover letter of any accommodations needed.