Accounting

Accounting Manager

Job Ref: 3147709 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

About Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launch. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. There are endless possibilities for what we can achieve with better access to space, and that access is now a reality thanks to Rocket Lab. Our team is 500 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.

While other companies talk about it, we do it!

Your mission
The Accounting Manager works closely with the Corporate Controller and the finance team to ensure the accuracy and integrity of Rocket Lab’s tax compliance, financial records, reports and financial reconciliations across Rocket Lab’s global operations.
  
Essential Skills:
  • A chartered accountant designation.
  • Strong systems knowledge and tier 1 ERP exposure.
  • Public accounting experience (at Big 4 or mid-tier firm) required
  • An understanding of external financial reporting, including preparation of group financial statements. An understanding of the United States tax and financial reporting requirements will be a significant advantage.
  • Experience in the preparation of monthly management reports, including Board and variance reporting, within agreed monthly timetables.
  • The ability to interpret accounting and financial reporting issues.
  • An exposure to corporate taxation, including income tax and GST.
  • Good word processing and Excel skills, including the ability to develop, document and maintain complex spreadsheet models.
  • An awareness of treasury risk management, including management of interest-rate and foreign-currency risk.
  • An awareness of internal control processes and procedures.
  • A knowledge of manufacturing or aerospace and defense accounting will be an advantage.
  • The potential to develop both the personal leadership and technical skills experience
  • The ability to lead and manage staff
  • The ability to act with honesty and integrity at all times.
  • Is results-driven with a commitment to customer service and an attitude of continuous improvement.
  • Be an excellent communicator and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The intellect to make sound judgments, as well as knowing when to seek advice and support from other team members.
  • The drive and self-management to deliver results in a relatively informal environment.
As well as a being a career-defining role, working at Rocket Lab means being part of meaningful projects with world-leading experts.
  
Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference.
  
We get things done. Our team is nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented. While other companies talk about it, we do it. This means projects get the green light faster and ideas are put into practice rapidly.
  
Everyone works on the big stuff. This isn’t a huge aerospace company where you get lost in bureaucracy and end up a tiny cog in a giant machine. At Rocket Lab, your work directly impacts the success of each mission. Everyone’s voice is heard, and everyone can contribute major projects. This is your chance to play a pivotal role in developing space systems that change the way we access space.
  
Important Information 
For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations.  Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.  For more information on these Regulations, click here http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/regulations_laws/itar.html.

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