Product Compliance & Industry Engagement Manager

Wellington, NZ

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Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive. 

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

Why become a Xero?
Great question! Being a Xero is so much more than just a job. We’re a group of diverse, passionate and dedicated #humans who are committed to improving the lives of our customers. We love what we do and we’re proud to admit it! We also know that the best teams deserve the best, and creating a #beautiful product and experience for our customers wouldn’t be possible without delivering the same #beautiful experience for our team.

Here’s what we’re offering you:
 𑇐 Employee share plan - Become a shareholder in Xero.
 𑇐 10 days wellbeing leave per year - we acknowledge there’s more to your wellbeing than being unwell, this leave covers mental health, medical appointments, care for dependants etc
 𑇐 3 days gifted annual leave over end of year period to enjoy that holiday spirit 
 𑇐 Xtra Xero Leave - 5 days gifted to take from the day you join.
 𑇐 Private Health Insurance, fully subsidised by Xero!
 𑇐 Spend one day per year making a difference in the community with our volunteer leave
 𑇐 Regular team events and socials - from weekly shared lunches to EOW Friday socials (think cheese boards, board games and BBQ!)
 𑇐 Awesome offices equipped with the latest technology, as well as barista made coffee, ping pong and nintendo switch for those moments needed to switch off
 𑇐 Flexible working options; whether you work best from one of our decked out Xero offices or home- the choice is up to you!
 𑇐 Generous parental leave allowance with 26 weeks paid, and return to work flexibility and support

How you’ll make an impact
This role is essential to ensuring that the products Xero builds comply with the local government regulations and therefore, plays an integral role in directly contributing to the Xero Vision to be the most insightful and trusted small business platform.

This role really is a once in a one of a kind opportunity to move into tech, apply your accounting and tax knowledge in new and innovative ways and help shape the future of digital record keeping and compliance for small business in New Zealand.

What’s even more unique is that this role offers reduced hours of ~30 hours/week, with the added flexibility of you choosing the hours/days that suit you.  So if you’re ready for the next challenge and the chance to work for a kiwi icon and one of the country’s biggest tech exporters, along with amazing employment benefits, don’t delay and apply now.  

What you’ll do

  • Review future product features and functionality to ensure they align with current and proposed legislation and work with product teams to help them translate these into accurate technical specifications
  • Ensure Xero is seen as a thought leader and is an active participant in working groups with government agencies and professional bodies in NZ such as IRD, MBIE, CAANZ, CPA etc, maintaining strong communication channels to support implementation and collaboration opportunities around future changes in regulatory requirements
  • Build a thriving community of regulatory subject matter experts inside Xero who can support and challenge each other, to build excellence in what we do, how we do it and the speed we can respond to market changes.
  • Work closely with stakeholders from across the business to ensure they have a clear understanding of the regulatory landscape impacting our product requirements (particularly in respect of accounting, tax and payroll) and the opportunities any changes might bring

What you'll bring

  • 7+ years experience in public practice with focus on taxation, compliance or business services in New Zealand
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting, Commerce, Law, Taxation, Finance or similar
  • Qualified accountant and current member of professional body such as CAANZ or CPA(Australia)
  • Highly advanced and specialist understanding of NZ regulatory requirements that impact or drive data and returns flowing in/out of the tax authorities (broadly around  income tax, sales tax, payroll and related cyber security and privacy requirements)
  • Highly advanced and specialist knowledge of regional requirements around accounting and reporting obligations
  • Ability to translate complex technical regulatory detail into natural english, providing in-depth evaluation and interpretation for use by key stakeholders such as product and technology leadership teams, business analysts and developers. 
  • Experienced in writing technical advice addressing complex specialist issues, with in-depth analysis, evaluation and interpretation, often requiring the ability to gain acceptance or change of thinking
Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we’re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. At Xero we embrace diversity and inclusion and value a #challenge mindset.

Research has shown that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single competency or experience. If you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be just the right person for this role and Xero. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application and throughout the interview process.

Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too. 

* Salary range is an estimate based on our InfoSec / Cybersecurity Salary Index 💰

Tags: Compliance Finance Privacy

Perks/benefits: Equity Flex hours Flex vacation Health care Lunch / meals Medical leave Parental leave Team events

Region: Asia/Pacific
Country: New Zealand
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