Accounts Receivable - Project Backfill (fixed term)


We are looking for an Accounts Receivable – Project Backfill to join our team. This is a fixed term 12 month role based at Taranaki Regional Council in Stratford, Taranaki.

 

Mō mātou | About us

The Taranaki Regional Council works with the Taranaki community to help make the region a fantastic place to live, play and do business. Our mission is to work for a thriving Taranaki by promoting the sustainable use, development and protection of Taranaki’s natural and physical resources, while advocating for the regions interests. 

 

Whakatakanga & Whanonga pono|  Mission & Values

Our mission is to work for a thriving Taranaki by promoting the sustainable use, development and protection of our natural and physical resources, and advocating for the region’s best interests.

We are committed to; public service, a service first approach, improving the quality of our performance, working safely, effective communication and teamwork, Initiative and the right to make mistakes, accountability and results, presentation, respect and care and job satisfaction.

 

Mō te tūnga | About the Role

The key purpose of this role is to provide backfill support to the incumbent whilst they are involved with the implementation of the new finance system. We are looking for an experienced financial professional to be responsible for a range of financial services with a specific focus on leading and completing the accounts receivable and credit control functions. Reporting to the Financial Services Manager, the role also requires continuous development and enhancement of business processes, financial systems and responsibility for job costing functions and reporting.  There is a strong emphasis on teamwork required to support and work closely with the rest of the Financial Services team.

 

Mōu | About you

You will be someone with demonstrable experience, particularly in accounts receivable and credit control. You will have a meticulous approach to financial matters and an ability to multi-task and operate at both strategic and operational levels.  Confidentiality is extremely important and you would be comfortable working autonomously with the goal of being committed to getting the job done.  We like to set our people up for success so you’ll also be a leading applicant if you have:

  • a relevant qualification (preferably tertiary and/or a professional accounting membership) and experience
  • excellent customer service and communication skills
  • attention to detail and a can-do attitude
  • integrity, honesty and the ability to operate with confidential information
  • excellent technology skills and experience
  • a continuous improvement focus
  • a desire to work as part of a small effective team
  • excellent time management skills and the ability to work extra hours if necessary

 

What’s on offer?

Taranaki Regional Council is a fantastic place to work! We have a great Transport team and have many staff perks including:

  • Active social club
  • Flexible working options
  • Induction programmes for every new employee
  • Free car parking
  • Training opportunities within each role

However, the best part is working alongside fantastic people who are truly dedicated to the Taranaki region. 

 

Interested? Here’s how to apply

Apply using the link below, fill out your application form and add your CV and cover letter. Further details on the role can be found on the Position Description link, or for any other questions please contact Tamsin Moala, People and Wellness Coordinator on (06) 765 7127. 

There is no closing date for this vacancy.  Applications will remain open until a successful candidate is appointed and we reserve the right to close this vacancy when we have received sufficient, suitable applications. Please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

To apply for this job, you must have the legal right to be able to work in New Zealand as we are currently not accredited to support applicants via the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV).

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Fixed Term

Job no: KRAJ27616

Location: Stratford

Closing Date: Friday, 1 December 2023