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Manager - Private Client Services - Christchurch

Location:  Christchurch
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  3 Jul 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1482504




Mā te kahukura ka rere te manu I With wings a bird will fly


At EY we believe that whoever you are, your uniqueness helps us stand apart. 


We bring together extraordinary people, like you, to build a better working world. 


Kei a koe te mana I The choice is yours


As our Manager within the Private Team, take your career to the next level by providing a range of accounting, tax and advisory services to an established and exciting client base, across a variety of industries. 


At EY, we pride ourselves on the collaborative, flexible and entrepreneurial environment that we work in, and we want to help you be the best version of yourself, both inside and outside of work. You will have the freedom to innovate and shape your career in a way that suits you, with support from our comprehensive development programs, EY badges and established networks. Furthermore, international borders are no barrier for EY, as we support our clients with international endeavours and growth across the globe. This role can be based in Christchurch or Wellington. 


Your key responsibilities:


  • Manage a portfolio of clients, and provide exceptional client service;
  • Oversee financial reporting and tax compliance services, in order to create a strong base to be seen as a trusted advisor;
  • Work with senior tax specialists, by providing tax advice for our clients;
  • Advise clients on their key business issues using a wide range of technology in real time;
  • Contribute to strategic planning for, and the implementation of, family governance frameworks and structures;
  • Have a growth mindset for our own business, and drive ongoing efficiency and improvement;
  • Build strong relationships with existing clients as well as seeking opportunities to leverage work from new clients;
  • Oversee a team of staff and help them build their skills and career, as well as your own.


Ō Pūmanawa I What we’re looking for


Here’s our ‘wish list’ but don’t worry if you don’t tick all the boxes. We’re interested in your strengths, what you want to learn, and how far you want to go.


  • Ability to manage clients accounting and tax compliance, alongside advising clients in areas such as: structuring, capital raising, transactions, application of specific NZ legislation, succession planning and more;
  • Possess a well-rounded, innovative and progressive way of thinking, that keeps our clients at the forefront of everything we do;
  • Advanced financial reporting, accounting and tax technical knowledge, as well as up-to-date knowledge of market trends and developments;
  • You have a combination of technical and commercial acumen to effectively advise; 
  • Proven experience delivering strong client focus and building relationships with senior stakeholders both internally and externally;
  • You are a collaborator and team-player, with a high level of communication and engagement;
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring junior team members, as well as developing others;
  • Qualified CA, CPA or equivalent.


Kuhu mai ki a EY I Come, be a part of EY 



Apply now… we’re over 1,000 perspectives in Aotearoa New Zealand and we’re ready to welcome yours. 


Diversity, equity, and inclusiveness (DE&I) are core to who we are, how we work and how we live our values. We hold a collective commitment to continue to drive an environment where all differences are valued, practices are equitable, and everyone experiences a sense of belonging— where people are inspired to team and lead inclusively in their interactions every day. We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities, cultures, sexual orientations, and gender identities and are committed to providing an equitable and barrier free recruitment experience for all. We encourage you to share any support and adjustments you need to be our best and participate equitably in our recruitment process. We understand sharing your needs with us can be daunting, so if you have questions before or during your application, we welcome you to get in touch at Anything you tell us will be kept completely confidential.


Whāia te iti kahurangi I The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.




EY | Building a better working world 


Our preferred applicant will be required to undertake employment screening by EY or our external third-party provider.

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