Senior Operations / Management Accountant - Alpine Energy

Reference Number: 383310aa

Location: Timaru

  • New Timaru Based Role
  • Enhance Business Performance 
  • Add Value Through Commercial Understanding



Based in Timaru and employing approx. 80 staff, Alpine Energy manages South Canterbury’s electricity distribution network (connecting over 31,000 customers) as well as operating a fibre optic communications network.  The company is owned by the South Canterbury community and as such, all profits go back into the community by way of dividends and local sponsorship.  The Alpine Energy Group also consists of subsidiary companies, NETcon (an electrical contracting company), and Infratec (delivering renewable technology projects in New Zealand and overseas) in addition to complimentary investments in metering and technology companies - On Metering and SmartCo.



Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Senior Operations Accountant will be responsible for the provision and value add interpretation of superior management accounting information in order to enhance business decision making across the organisation and optimise business performance.  This role will also provide dedicated leadership and guidance to an Accounting Technician who has responsibility for fixed assets accounting process management.  Measuring Alpine’s performance around the delivery of its asset management plan is also key, in addition to playing an integral part in the budgeting and forecasting processes.  With a focus on continuous improvement, this role will also proactively contribute to the organisations ongoing digital transformation.



Applicants will ideally be tertiary qualified and possess a proven track record of performance in a Commercial Management, Management Accounting or Business Performance related role.  With strong Excel skills (pivot tables, vlookups etc) candidates will also ideally be well versed working with large ERP systems and will also possess a keen eye for detail.  Experience working in a diverse commercial and regulated environment would also be highly beneficial.  Exceptional communication skills, commercial acumen and a values-based approach to leadership and teamwork are also essential.

This is a great new opportunity to make an impact, helping enhance a successful business that places a high level of importance on its people, team, culture and community.

Based in an enviable lifestyle location with great schools, affordable house prices, little traffic and close proximity to the region’s outstanding beaches, ski-fields and lakes, what more could you want?

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Candidate Briefing Information.

For more information please phone Nick Gee on +64 3 353 4354.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in New Zealand.

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