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Accounting Technician

Southern District Health Board
Job Category:
Accounting & finance
Otago - Dunedin
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Finance Department, Wakari Hospital

  • Fixed-term parental leave cover through to 14/12/2019
  • Project work alongside general accounting duties
  • Free, onsite parking

About the Southern DHB

The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand Health Boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. Our customers - patients, staff and communities - are at the forefront of everything we do.

About the team

The diverse Finance team has a vast knowledge and skill levels within the accounting fields. Each member of the team brings experience and expertise to the busy office. With a number of Chartered Accountants there is always support or someone with knowledge that you can draw on, support and learning is within reach.

About the role - what's in it for me?

This is a busy and varied role which will see you get involved in a range of tasks including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Preparation of monthly financial reports for the Southern District Health Board (SDHB)
  • Journal processing
  • Month end entries and accruals
  • General ledger queries and reconciliation's

There will also be opportunities for additional projects, and to gain skills in different areas of finance as part of this busy role.

About you

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Experience in general accounting work
  • Preparation of journal entries and reconciliation's
  • Flexible 'can-do' attitude and a pro-active approach to your work
  • Love of working with numbers
  • Focused approach with strong attention to detail
  • Solid working knowledge of Excel - knowledge of Oracle Financials would be an advantage but not essential as training can be provided

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.Whether it's surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing date: Sunday, 21 July 2019.

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