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Pioneer Energy Group:Group Accountant

Pioneer Energy Group:Group Accountant

Pioneer Energy Group Alexandra

Listed: 17 Jul 2024

Are you a skilled accountant with a keen eye for detail and a passion for financial accuracy? Do you excel in financial reporting and compliance? Are you driven to support business growth through precise financial management?

Pioneer Energy Group is looking for a Group Accountant to join our finance team and contribute to the financial success of our organisation.

The Job

Our company has a dedicated team of finance professionals, and we need a Group Accountant to support our financial operations across our renewable energy assets.

You will play a vital role in management reporting, budgeting, forecasting, compliance, and financial analysis.

This is a full-time position of 40 hours per week, typically worked Monday to Friday between 8 am and 5 pm, based in Alexandra, Central Otago.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the business with producing the annual budget and quarterly forecasts. Collaborate with operational staff to ensure accurate and timely submissions.
  • Support month-end processes and prepare regular tax and statistical compliance reports and filings.
  • Offer accounting support to operational managers, analysing monthly results and integrating financial data with operational performance.
  • Continuously improve tools and methods used for budget and forecast preparation.
  • Develop standard reports using the company's Business Intelligence tools and provide insightful analysis and commentary.
  • Assist in the preparation of management accounts and the filing of periodic taxation and statistical returns.
  • Assist the Financial Controller in developing contracts with customers and suppliers and assist in business case development, tenders, and projects.

About You

We are looking for candidates with experience in the above-mentioned fields and a proactive attitude to fit within our team.

The ideal applicant will have a strong background in financial and commercial accounting, with a meticulous approach to financial reporting and compliance.

To successfully secure this opportunity, you must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in commerce (BCom) or an equivalent level of learning.
  • At least 3 years of experience in financial/ commercial accounting.
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS and financial reporting principles, tax compliance (specifically GST and FBT), and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and data input programs.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs and Business Intelligence tools, with the ability to design and create reports.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Chartered Accountant (CA) qualification or studying towards it.
  • Experience in the energy industry.
  • Familiarity with PowerBi and Business Central applications.

About Us

As the operations arm of Pioneer Energy Group, Pioneer Energy Renewables operates and maintains over $400m of renewable energy assets, including hydro schemes, wind farms, thermal energy schemes, and our wood fuel business.

We have people, plant, and assets from Auckland to Bluff, with our head office in Alexandra, Central Otago.

We are owned by The Central Lakes Trust, which has a long successful history in the energy industry and has distributed more than $100m in grants into a wide range of community projects and services throughout the Central Lakes area.

Why Work for Us?

We offer benchmarked, competitive pay rates, along with opportunities for learning and development.

Our comprehensive employee wellness and benefits program includes (but is not limited to) flu vaccinations, wellness grants, Employee Assistance Programs, flexible working options, health, life, and trauma insurance, and volunteering opportunities.

How to Apply?

If this sounds like the perfect job for you, we want to hear from you! 

To be considered for the role, you must:

  • Pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
  • Be eligible to work in New Zealand.
  • Apply through our website.


All candidates interested in this role must apply directly online through the portal provided via the website link, otherwise your application is unable to be considered.


If you have any questions about the role, please email us. 

You can find out more about our company, people and projects by visiting and

Applications close 5pm Friday, 2nd August 2024