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Accounts Officer

NZ Ministry of Justice
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Accounting & finance
Wellington City
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Accounts Officer – fixed term position

  • Wellington based role
  • Be part of a supportive team

The Ministry of Justice provides a range of justice services around New Zealand. We have more than 3,500 people working across 120 locations around the country, delivering people-centred services to provide access to Justice for all.

We are currently seeking an Accounts Officer to join our busy Financial Accounting team.

About the team and role:

The Financial Accounting team works closely with the wider Finance team and provides technical advice and support to the business and is also responsible for Treasury reporting and the Ministry's tax compliance. The Accounts Officer will provide a range of accounting services to support the Financial Accounting team to help achieve their work programme.

The Accounts Officer provides a range of accounting services to support the Financial Accounting team to achieve their work programme. The Accounts Officer is one in a team of seven and will work closely with the Debt Management team to ensure the timely and accurate processing of Legal Aid information is entered into the Finance1 FMIS system. They will be responsible for processing the financial documents and transactions relating to bank and balance sheet reconciliations, and assisting with the completion of financial reports.

The following experience and attributes are essential to be successful in this role:

  • Knowledge of accounting processes for processing receipts, online banking transactions, bank and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Competent and confident with Microsoft applications
  • A high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • Good relationship building and communication skills

Previous public-sector experience in similar position desirable but not necessary.

Salary range $41,826 - $56,588. This is a fixed term position till 27 September 2019.

All applications must be submitted online. For any queries, please contact

Applications close on Monday 22 October 2018.


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