Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,300 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.

While other companies talk about it, we do it!

About the role
Rocket Lab is a Nasdaq listed company with its headquarter in California. As a key member of the NZ finance team, the Senior Financial Accountant is responsible for the quality and timely completion of financial accounting, statutory reporting and taxation deliverables for Rocket Lab, whilst continuously drive improvements in processes and provide insights on reported information. This role requires interactions with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Skills

  • CA, CPA or member of equivalent professional accounting body
    with at least 5+ years of post-qualification experience
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge
  • Proven experience in applying NZ IFRS is essential
  • Strong working experience with annual accounts and audit
  • Strong financial accounting experience in a multinational
  • Demonstrated ability in solving complex accounting issues
  • Strong systems knowledge and experience in tier 1 ERP
  • Demonstrated experience in NZ taxation
  • Strong financial control background with a continuous
    improvement mindset
  • Advanced Excel and analytical skills

Desirable Skills

  • Exposure to US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements
  • Exposure to Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Experience in costing within a manufacturing environment

Rocket Lab employee benefits:

  • The opportunity to work on innovative and ground breaking technology
  • Access to world leading experts to develop your career
  • Unlimited barista coffee, fruit and snacks
  • Rocket Lab merchandise – T-shirts, mission patches etc.
  • Discounted health insurance with Southern Cross
  • Additional parental leave entitlements
  • A vibrant team culture with social activities throughout the year
  • An employee stock purchase program

Important information:


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S Department of State.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 

Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.  For more information on these Regulations, click here ITAR Regulations.


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