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Senior Manager / Associate Director - Private Client Services - Christchurch

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

Job description

Requisition ID:  1482505




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 


Ready to embark on your next big career move? We’re looking for a dynamic Senior Manager to join our close-knit Private Client Services team in Christchurch, where you’ll be instrumental in laying the foundations for our future growth. Whilst the role is primarily with our Christchurch and South Island based clients, you’ll also be involved in helping to drive our national practice. This position ultimately offers you the chance to drive progress, inspire others, and create an overarching influence on the direction of our overall team.  


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. 


Your key responsibilities: 


Drawing on your skills and experience in accounting and tax compliance and advisory, you will also provide advice that covers structuring, growth, strategy, succession planning and more. Private clients have a range of needs that can vary on any given day; hence it will be your role to be seen as a trusted advisor, and manage a large client base. This will also include identifying opportunities to network with, and develop new business opportunities.  


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 a large client base and multitask accordingly, whilst also delivering strong client focus and building relationships with senior stakeholders, internally and externally; 

  • Advanced financial reporting, accounting and tax technical knowledge, as well as up-to-date knowledge of market trends and developments; 

  • Advanced knowledge of relevant NZ legislation; 

  • You have a combination of technical and commercial acumen to effectively advise;  

  • Possess a well-rounded, innovative and progressive way of thinking, that keeps our clients at the forefront of everything we do; 

  • 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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