Fixed Asset Accountant (Fixed Term)

Rocket Lab

6 month fixed term - General Ledger - Fixed Assets

About Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab is the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch. Launching from right here in New Zealand, we design and build innovative technology to give small satellites a premium ride to orbit.
  
Small satellites play a crucial role in our day-to-day lives – they connect us, keep us safe, help us understand our planet and manage our impact on it, and they enable us to innovate and explore. 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 relentlessly innovative team is behind Electron, the world’s only truly commercial small satellite launch vehicle in operation today. With multiple orbital launches under our belt and a record of 100% mission success, we’re opening access to space to improve life on Earth. We’ve built a world class team with a reputation for doing the impossible. Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference.  Every day, we pursue ideas that challenge, excite and demand more of us, and we make them real. Be a part of it.
  
About the role
The Fixed Asset Accountant role – fixed term, is responsible for the recording of newly acquired assets, tracking existing ones, accounting for assets disposed of as well as ensuring depreciation is correctly calculated. This involves both tangible and intangible assets. The role is responsible for ensuring the company’s assets are accurately accounted for and are correctly reported in the company’s financial reports.  This role requires interactions with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.   The Fixed Asset Accountant will report to the Finance Manager and contribute to the delivery of the Finance function organisation wide.
  
Essential skills:
  • 6 MONTH – FIXED TERM
  • A Chartered Accountant or Associate
  • 2+ years experience in a professional finance environment
  • Good systems knowledge and ERP exposure
  • Microsoft Suite and General Ledger
  • Excellent accounting and financial literacy
  • Awareness of internal control processes and procedures
  • A self starter who can plan, prioritise, implement and monitor own workload
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Results focused and can complete assigned tasks within agreed deadlines
  • Excellent stakeholder management
  • Proven conceptual, analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing/Aerospace/Defence accounting will be a bonus
  
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.