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Financial Officer

  • Experienced financial processing team
  • Collaborative and fun team
  • Wellington based, start date: From mid-January 2020

About us | Ko wai mātou

At Waka Kotahi, the NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation's performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa. The Transport Agency has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years time.

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

The purpose of this role within the Financial Processing team is to assist with all activities in relation to the timely processing of the Transport Agency's financial transactions and reconciliations, ensuring the organisation makes optimal use of the processing systems in accordance with the financial control environment.

We are looking for a self-starter who is proactive in your day to day work. You will be naturally interested in coming up with ideas with the objective of making improvements, whether they be big or small.

You will be strong in working with multiple processes and experienced in using relevant systems and learning new systems. You will have experience in AP or AR (or both), and ideally in a larger organisation (with high volumes).

As you will be dealing with a broad range of internal and external customers/suppliers you will have excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.

About you | Ko wai koe

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Experience in a financial processing environment, preferably using large ERP systems (SAP is a bonus).
  • Working knowledge of accounting systems, including accounts payable, accounts receivable and cash management and the use of subsidiary ledgers in a general ledger environment is highly desirable.
  • Strong analytical, numerical, data matching and problem solving skills.
  • An understanding of the basic principles of accounting/systems Accounting from an operational perspective.
  • Computer literacy and experience with the Microsoft Office range of applications (e.g. Word, Excel and Powerpoint)

What is important in this role is your excellent can do attitude.

This is a great opportunity to kick start your career and gain some invaluable experience, working with an experienced and fun team.

If you have the interest and drive to do well and learn, we would love to hear from you.

Applications close | Rā Katinga: Sunday 17 November 2019

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To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

NZ Transport Agency is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.


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