Accountant Oceania


Australia, Melbourne, Australia (Fulltime)

Accountant Oceania


Ensuring solid financial processes

We are looking for an proactive, impactful and highly motivated Accountant to join the team.

Does an appropriate accounting and control environment makes you being in control?

As Accountant you will be an important linking-pin between our two areas in New Zealand and Australia. You will have a great impact through working closely with other financial colleagues in ensuring a solid financial process.

What are you going to do

As an accountant, you will be responsible for processing of all financial and administrative mutations in the general ledger and stock records of both the Australia as well as the New Zealand Enza Zaden commercial companies. This will require monthly visits to the New Zealand facility. Furthermore, the timely, correct and complete processing, drafting and analysis of various reports, as well as monitoring the planning and activities for these reports.

You are a hands-on and professional accountant, who will quide the accounting department to be and remain in control by optimising its financial processes and to contribute to projects. You coordinate activities and the reporting process. At the same time, you develop and identify opportunities for further improvement. You submit proposals for implementing the global reporting, budgeting and forecasting process in a clearly defined scope and context. With a certain amount of creativity and courage, you achieve optimisations of all financial processes.

Furthermore you work closely with the local business, sales department and the General Manager Oceania. You advise and challenge them on trends and performance. You report to the Global Finance Operations Manager in the Netherlands.

Your responsibilities are;

  • You will contribute to accurate month, quarterly and financial year-end reports, import and control transactions in the ledgers and handling all aspects of the administrative process.
  • You will work on creditor administration, invoicing and debtor administration, bank processing and journal entries.
  • You will lead the Planning & Control cycle.
  • You will take care of GST declarations.
  • You will support other activities like performing project and salary administration.
  • You will support other departments as HR, Customer Service, Logistics and Facilities.

Your power

You are a dynamic person who takes initiative, recognizes opportunities and has a creative, analytical and systematic method of working. You are a natural communicator and connector. You look for the best possible way to achieve goals and improve processes. This requires a good balance of independence and teamwork. Working across cultures and international colleagues requires flexibility. You can adapt your approach based on the culture and the local conditions. You are willing to travel frequently (on average twice every month) to Enza Zaden in New Zealand. In this roll you have great potential for future growth and evolve the finance department within the company Enza Zaden.

In short, you

  • have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting Degree preferred.
  • have 3-5+ years of relevant working experience.
  • have extensive knowledge of New Zealand accounting rules.
  • have professional, assertive and clear communicative skills (verbal and written), including active listening skills.
  • are capable of working with software systems.
  • have professional knowledge of the English language.
  • have good knowledge of Excel and financial bookkeeping software, preferably Dynamics 2009. 

Our power

Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers.

Our goal is to grant people access to healthy vegetables. Anywhere in the world. Every day, more than 460 million people worldwide eat our vegetables. So, we are getting there ... but there is still enough work to be done! Of course, we look further than present needs. In 2050, when there will be about 10 billion inhabitants on our planet, we also want to make sure that people have access to healthy vegetables.

To achieve this, our vegetable breeders work with the best that nature offers. Supported by state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. And that is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes at least 6 years. We focus on higher yield, resistance to diseases and pests and climate extremes such as heat and drought. And on taste, shelf life and nutrients. The results? Strong, healthy tasty and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer. In short, sustainability is truly in our DNA.

Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues all over the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family business, where around 2000 employees from more than 40 nationalities closely work together in international teams.


Please point your application to the Recruitment department, via the button below. For more information please contact Martine Rook, Corporate Recuiter, phone +31655220474.