Accounts Specialists job in New Zealand NZD50,700-63,900/year

June 13, 2024
NZD 50700 - NZD 63900 / year

Job Description

Accounts Specialists job in New Zealand

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of AucklandThe University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading University. With over 6000 academic and professional staff supporting over 46,000 students, we are one of NZ’s largest employers. We have eight academic faculties and 11 service divisions creating a diverse, dynamic and complex organizational culture that demands excellence.Temp Services is an in-house solution for temporary staffing across the University of Auckland.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity We are looking for people with a positive attitude, good level of resilience and excellent communication skills (written and verbal).With a variety of Full-time and Part-time opportunities across the University, we are currently seeking expressions of interest from candidates who have experience within Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Assistant Accountant and Credit Control. The length of assignments can range from 6 weeks up to 6 months across multiple different Faculties. Our centralised teams perform operational functions, consolidating high volume finance transactional activities relating to the purchasing and supply of goods and services.

They are responsible for all purchasing, billing, and revenue collection activity for student fees, research activities, faculties, and service divisions. Salary Bands Accounts Payable/Receivable – $50,700 to $63,900 depending on experience/qualifications Credit Control/ Assistant Accountant – $68,600 to $84,9700 depending on experience/qualifications Payroll – $62,401 – $72,7400 – depending on experience/qualification


You will be comfortable handling a large volume of invoices, possess a keen eye for detail, and have robust problem-solving skills, in addition to have sound NZ Legislation knowledge and a relevant tertiary degree. You will be able to demonstrate a customer centric mindset and be able to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and automation, possess excellent have intermediate Excel skills and be tech savvy.

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in end-to-end AP/AR/Credit Control, Assistant Accountant & Payroll
  • Experience within a large complex organisation
  • Strong knowledge of New Zealand legislation and statutory requirements
  • IRD & ACC knowledge would be advantageous
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines within a high-pressure environment
  • Experience in aspects of ERP systems – SAP, Oracle, Peoplesoft would be advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Able to build and maintain strong internal & external relationships
  • Ability to self-direct, use initiative but equally work and contribute as a valued team member
  • High attention to detail and data entry skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills

Relevant qualification, CA or working towards one.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer.The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave, prorated.
  • Flexible working hours as well as hybrid of being able to work onsite and offsite depending on the role.

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  • As part of your application please advise of which roles you are interested in on your cover letter.
  • Please note that candidates moving forward will be asked to complete online testing, interviews and reference checks in order to join the pool.

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