Accounts Payable Advisor job in New Zealand NZD60,087-65,195/year

May 1, 2023
NZD 60087 - NZD 65195 / year

Job Description

Job Description

Accounts Payable Advisor – Accounts Payable

  • Permanent full-time
  • Wellington
  • Great role for someone with good understanding of financial control and can identify process improvement opportunities

He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga

We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes

Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people around Aotearoa, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for our ākonga in our education system.

Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown. We are committed to having Te Tiriti o Waitangi at the forefront of our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role

This role is part of the Financial Payments & Collections team who are responsible to ensure the accurate and timely payment and collection of all Ministry transactions.

The main purpose of the Accounts Payable Advisor is to process transactions accurately and efficiently for payment in line with agreed processes to ensure internal and external levels are met or exceeded. Along with providing professional support and issue resolution to internal customers and suppliers.

The public service aims to pay suppliers on a timely basis within 10 working days of receiving an invoice. You will be responsible to manage and lead the accurate and timely completion of accounts payable tasks which includes outgoing payments (excluding payroll) whether by interface, purchase order (PO), or other process. You will also be responsible for the supplier maintenance and purchase card administration function of Accounts Payable.

For more information on this position, please read through the attached Job Description

Salary range; $60,087 – $65,195 per annum + 3% kiwi saver. The successful candidate will be appointed at a salary which reflects individual skills and experience.

We also offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements where everyone feels valued & supported
  • The ability to purchase extra days leave
  • A range of employee network groups
  • An inclusive environment that encourages your personal cultural competency journey
  • Development and learning, including mentorship programmes and internal secondments
  • Wellness initiatives to support your overall health and wellbeing

Mōhou ake | About you

We’re looking for an experienced person with excellent communication (both oral and written) who can deliver high quality, accurate and timely completion of transaction processing for the Accounts payable function; has a good understanding of financial control and can identify process improvement opportunities; isn’t afraid to be in the detail but can balance that by not losing sight of the big picture.

To be successful in this role you will have the ability to build effective relationships and credibility with internal and external customers of the Ministry, team members and colleagues in Finance.

Mātau rōpū ake | About our ministry, group, and team

At TeTāhuhu o teMātauranga, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whanau.

To better deliver on this, we are currently undergoing an organisational design change. The transition phase to improve the way we deliver our purpose will be complete in 2023.

For additional information on the changes we are embarking on, please visit

We deliver well-connected, efficient and effective corporate services that enable our people to do their best work every day. The essential services, support, tools and resources we provide help make the Ministry a great place to work.

Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? | Are you ready to make a difference?

We are committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve, and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities.

If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and CV by using the ‘apply’ button below. In your cover letter we’d like to know about you, your values, your whakapapa or anything you’d like to share about your cultural identity. We’re keen to know your motivations, strengths, transferable skills, and the diverse perspectives you will bring to the role.

You are also welcome to reach out to Mandeep Kaur – Manager | Payment and Collections for more information at

Applications close Midnight – Friday 12th May 2023

We want our people to feel valued for their unique qualities and have a sense of belonging. If you require assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process, please let us know.

Ministry of Education

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