Team Leader Accounts Payable – Transactional

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    2 weeks ago
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  • Category: Finance and Accounting
  • Location: Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)
  • Date Advertised: 29-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: APA/1507868
  • Job Title: Team Leader Accounts Payable – Transactional
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  • Summary:
  • Full time perm opportunity for an experienced finance people leader
  • Contribute to the overall strategic direction of our Accounts Payable team
  • Role based at our Wellington National office with flexible ways of working

‘Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi’  –  ‘There is only one purpose to our work:  the wellness and wellbeing of our people.

Ara Poutama Aotearoa works to make New Zealand a better, safer place by protecting the public from those who can cause harm, and by reducing re-offending.  Hōkai Rangi, our over-arching strategic direction, innovates to find new and alternative ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes with Māori, and their whānau.  It is bold, transformative and will span generations to come.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

Reporting to the Manager Accounts Payable, we are now searching for an experienced Team Leader to join our Finance, Planning & Assurance Group and lead our Accounts Payable Transactional team.  This role calls for a natural self-starter who can effectively manage day-to-day team activities including the management, distribution and processing of all correspondence received, deliver regular monitoring and reporting on key performance indicators, and provide meaningful perspectives and contributions to the overall strategic direction of the team.

In additional to your technical savvy, you will be motivated by the opportunity to provide leadership and guidance to the Account Payable team, promoting a positive team culture that encourages excellence and professionalism in the delivery of AP services to both our internal and external customers.

Our values underpin all that we do across our Department.  Rangatira, Manaaki, Wairua, Kaitiaki and Whānau are more than just words to us – we seek to recognise and reward activities that demonstrate alignment to these values and expect our leaders to promote this effort.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

If this opportunity motivates you then submit your application online!  The hiring panel will be looking for clear evidence and/or examples within your cover letter of how you meet the following lead requirements of the role:

  • Recognised tertiary qualification in accounting (or studying towards such a qualification);
  • Extensive knowledge of accounts payable systems, processes and practices coupled with demonstrable accounts payable experience, including ERP systems experience (preferably SAP and/or SRM);
  • Previous experience and success in leading and managing a functional team(s);
  • Well-developed skills with MS Office applications, particularly Excel;
  • Proven data analysis and interpretation skills;
  • Strong communication skills – able to communicate confidently and effectively with colleagues and external stakeholders; and
  • A natural self-starter who demonstrates initiative to deliver on work priorities.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

If you believe you have these skills, and can hit the ground running, we would love to hear from you! To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter (PDF) describing your motivation for the role and highlighting your relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success – we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values. 

The closing date for applications is 9pm on Sunday 14th February 2021.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in the week commencing 22 February.  The selection process may include undertaking a work-based task/exercise and/or psychometric assessment.

The salary range for this role starts from $66,411 up to $93,756 based on demonstrable skills and expertise.

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