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06 878 0026 | 0800 878 000

130 Queen Street East
Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

able personnel logo white

06 878 0026 | 0800 878 000

130 Queen Street East
Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Able Personnel Hastings





Senior Accountant

This is an exciting time to join a successful, locally owned business who are connected with a growing national & global accounting & business advvisory.  If you are forward thinking and driven to help clients, this might be the perfect role for you.

  • Competitive salary with many additional financial and non-financial benefits
  • Employer who values work/life balance, exceeding expectations and having fun
  • Supportive environment with a focus on development of team members

Our client, PKF Carr & Stanton is a leading accountancy and business advisory firm in Hastings. They have an excellent reputation that has been built over many years here in Hawkes Bay. They pride themselves on being locally owned, internationally connected and outcome focused. The team at PKF Carr & Stanton thrive on building relationships with their clients and identifying new opportunities.

They are currently looking to expand their accounting and business advisory team and now have an opportunity for a full-time Senior Accountant to join their busy, fun team. This could be your opportunity to further develop your business advisory skills and progress within their highly respected firm.

  • Do you share their passion for working alongside clients to drive business success, solve problems and help clients realise their business and financial goals?
  • Are you an excellent communicator, innovative and inspired to make a real difference?
  • Have you gained comprehensive technical skills from your 5+ years experience working in a NZ CA firm?
  • Do you see financial statements and the numbers as a vehicle for adding value?

In this role you will be working closely with clients as a trusted business advisor and you will be responsible for a range of financial tasks, including:

  • Preparing and finalising complex and group financial statements
  • Financial reporting
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Tax reviews
  • Business development
  • Other projects as required

You will also be reviewing work and will have the opportunity to mentor and help develop our up and coming team members. If you thrive on variety, then this may be the role for you, as no day will be the same.

They are looking for someone who is driven to succeed, enjoys client contact, thrives on building relationships, is a team player, has great attention to detail and is proactive.

PKF Carr & Stanton’s core values extend to every aspect of their business and provide the foundations for behaviour, attitude and decision making. These values define their business culture and are key drivers to achieving their goals and helping clients to achieve theirs. Their core values are about – driving growth, building relationships, exceeding expectations, making it fun and having a good life balance.

They also take pride in their family like culture and empowering and developing their team members to be the best that they can. They focus on team wellbeing and creating an environment of trust where all team members are valued and supported to realise their individual goals. As an employer they reward their team with a number of extra employee benefits, both financial and non-financial.

If this role sounds like you, and you are looking to join a great team in the fabulous Hawke’s Bay, then ABLE Personnel would love to hear from you.

Please APPLY NOW by emailing, ensuring you attach your resume and cover letter, and quote Senior CA in the subject line.

NOTE: We can only consider applications from people currently residing in NZ and who hold a valid work visa; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for this position; unsuccessful candidates will be notified via email


I just wanted to thank you for all you have done in finding somebody for our administrative role, I am beyond delighted but I also think the person we hired through Able will be awesome and fit in really well.

There is quite a bit that goes into finding somebody beyond just the skill set (although I now appreciate that is necessary), so thank you so much.  I have enjoyed working with Able and will use you again and definitely recommend others to use the same process – it's been an interesting journey.

Jo - Hastings Business Owner

Thank you for your excellent service while helping me on my journey to a new career. It has been a pleasure dealing with you during this process. I would recommend ABLE's services to anyone i meet who is seeking employment. And will do so.

Once again thanks, Technical Field Officer

Morgan Lindsay

I want to say thanks for all your efforts, you have been amazing and we really appreciate the help and assistance you have supplied us with.

Account Manager and an Administrator, recently returned from Overseas

Travis Woods - Account Manager/ Administrator

Thanks for your help and communication, easily the best personnel company and person I have dealt with.

Heavy Machinery Operator

Tim Dorward - Heavy Machinery Operator

I have found ABLE Personnel to be a recruitment agency who actually works for both candidates and employers to make the best match for both parties. Able deserve the best feedback - great team to work with. Realistic, friendly, approachable people whom go the extra mile to supply an excellent service.

Production Planner and Supply Chain Coordinator

Maryanne Coley - Production Planner

We were really impressed with the service we received from Sonya and the team, right from the initial e-mail listing the position. We were kept informed at all stages. Sonya was really interested in what we were doing and helped us find the right candidate. We will certainly call on Able Personnel again.

Greg Wells, Director

TCL Accountants

Firstlight Foods in Hawkes Bay have been a regular user of Able Personnel’s services in the last 10 years. The level of service is always prompt & professional and the applicants they provide are of a high quality. Able can help across the spectrum from temporary assignments to senior management recruiting.

Thanks & Regards

Firstlight Foods

We have engaged the services of Able Personnel since 2013 for the recruitment of professional and non-professional rural based positions. We have found the service offered to be professional, efficient and committed. The recommendations, reference checking and follow up have been excellent. Their consultants’ communication and dialogue are empathetic and are a valuable part of the assignment. We would strongly recommend their services.

Nochi Trust

It has now been 3 months since my big move from Auckland to Hawkes Bay and I just wanted to touch base to say a big thank you to you and the team at Able Personnel for helping me secure not just employment but one that was a good fit with my goals and career path. It has certainly made my move a lot easier knowing that I had such a competent team looking after my employment options.

From the very first contact when I called to register on your database right through to my employment placement and after, I have been really impressed with the professionalism, friendliness and responsiveness displayed by everyone I dealt with at Able Personnel. I think the people you have at Able Personnel and the experience they bring are beyond compare and I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for employment or looking to employ. Once again thank you for all your support and I look forward to catching up again soon.

Kind regards

Charie Bowgett

“We were very happy with the service that you (and Able) have provided. The quality of candidates introduced were of a higher calibre than we anticipated. You were open and approachable and made the process very smooth and easy. We wanted the position filled quickly and Able Personnel assisted in that goal and you actively sought candidates from outside of Able’s existing database. We would use Able Personnel again and will happily recommend your services to other businesses.”

Many thanks

Mel & Rob Douglas, Added Valuation Limited

We recently employed the services of Able Personnel to assist us in our search for a new office/accounts person. Our decision to use a recruitment agency was mostly based on the need to find someone with the right qualifications for the role quickly, and not having available time to see to the entirety of the recruitment process.

After enlightening Able to the person we were seeking, Able advertised the position, met with the applicants, and then sent us a number of CVs so we could get a feel for the prospective employees and their skill sets. In preparation for the CVs, Able compiled reports from referees that had been contacted on our behalf, and required the applicants to complete skills tests relevant to the position. Since these tests and the results are quantifiable, we were able to compare the different applicants against each other and see who we believed to be the most skilled and suitable. From these CVs we then chose a number of people to interview.

Although this number was relatively small, it was still arduous and time consuming, and we were grateful that Able had done most of the ‘donkey work’ for us. It really was about finding the person with the right ‘fit’ for our company, which we believe we have done, and our new office person is settling in well. Throughout this process, communication was good via both emails and calls from Able to keep us up to date with progress on recruitment. Sonya was spot on with her recommendations and we found her to be a straight shooter which we appreciated. We would recommend Able to anyone requiring new employees. It takes all the hassle out of recruitment and Able weeds out the ‘tyre-kickers’ for you. We would definitely use Able Personnel again.

Warrick Frogley