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Finance Manager NZ

We are looking for a new team member to join our Finance team as our Finance Manager – NZ.

Going to work shouldn't feel like a chore, at TR Group we thrive because our teammates are driven towards awesome results and an awesome environment. No two days are the same here, and that's not a platitude - We go out of our way to ensure we look after our customers and are always looking to be better than yesterday.

Since 1992 we have come a long way from a one-man-band, to the team of 200 we are across 15 branches in NZ and Australia today. We are the industry leader in all things trucks and trailers - lease, rental, training and used vehicle sales. With more than 7,000 vehicles worth over $700M in our fleet, and revenue over $300M growing at more than 10% year on year, TR is a robust and profitable business with plenty of potential.

The role of the Finance Manager – NZ:

Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, this role will lead two direct reports and is responsible for delivering the Financial Reporting for TR Group’s NZ Operations. It is perfect for someone who is a great communicator, with strong technical accounting skills and a good knowledge of Corporate Tax.

With TR’s continued growth, this role will keep you on your toes with new challenges and opportunities, however with a team that currently has 6 CA’s, you will be well supported in your journey.

Specific responsibilities for the job are;

Lead a sub-team with two direct reports;

  • Create a positive work environment
  • Support and encourage personal and professional development
  • Annual performance appraisals

Lead monthly Financial Reporting for TR’s NZ operations, including;

  • Various Month end journals (Prepayments, Accruals, Funding)
  • Maintaining the Accounting & Tax Fixed Asset Registers
  • Monthly tax calculations
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Updating management reports

Support with the delivery of Statutory reporting, including;

  • Key contact for the annual audit of NZ’s operations
  • Support the Group Financial Controller with producing the Annual Financial Statements
  • Completing and managing several Statistics NZ returns

Manage the Tax requirements for TR’s NZ operations, including;

  • Review of monthly GST returns
  • Preparation of annual income tax return
  • Preparation of quarterly FBT returns

Support the business with understanding future profitability, including;

  • Leading the build of the Annual budget for TR’s NZ operations
  • Providing insight into the monthly consolidated forecast
  • Supporting the CFO and Group Financial Controller with 5-year modelling

As well as having the skills for the job, you just can’t beat a good attitude.

The key attributes required in this role are; a positive leader, a motivated self-starter, a good communicator, excellent time management, pride in the ownership of your work, a team player and have a high level of accuracy

Personal traits are just as important to us, does this sound like a bit of you?

Willingness to listen and learn

Be receptive to what you hear, being present is in the forefront of your mind. You are proactive with learning and feedback and see it only as an opportunity to grow.

Adaptability and flexibility

You are someone who can follow directions one day and figure out your own direction the next.


It's more than just working together it's about collaborating. In our team it's not about who does the job, but that the job gets done.

What do you get out of working with TR Group?

We are a team, and we are a family. We look after each other in the good times, and the tough times. Our values speak to who each and every one of us are.

TR Group is so much more than a business, we make a lasting imprint on each other and the community we live in. We are dedicated to the personal growth of our team, whether that's new ways of thinking, doing or simply taking time to work on yourself.

You can expect to learn and develop both personally and professionally, and we believe that the better person you are at home, is the better person that comes to work. It’s not just a job.

If you want to know a little more about us, check us out here:

Applications close 10 December 2021
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