Accounts Payable Queries Advisor

Date: 09-Mar-2023

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

He angitūtanga: The opportunity
We have an opportunity for a full-time permanent Accounts Payable expert within the Accounts Payable Team. 

Our Accounts Payable system is largely automated. The work you do will be less transactional or operational, but rather troubleshooting and working on exceptions that can’t be automated. In this role you will service and provide advice to a wide range of people - Auckland Council employees, ratepayers, councillors, mayor’s office, Chief Executive, creditors, and external customers. 


You’ll work across multiple policy interpretations and coaching on the use of purchasing and receipting systems and processes. Additionally, you would be responsible with a mixed bag of tasks such as payments, credit cards, and travel queries or tracking trends and issues to improve internal processes.

He kōrero mōu: About you
To be successful in this role you will have experience in:


  • Previous experience (atleast 4 years) with Accounts Payable in similar positions, ideally from within large and complex organisations.  
  • Providing advice on policies and other accounting services procedures and policies
  • Working in high volumes (supplier queries and email management) and thriving under pressure
  • GST requirements of invoices
  • Expertise within SAP ERP systems, Excel, and Outlook
  • Experience with Kofax will be advantageous

You will have the natural ability to develop collaborative and positive working relationships through excellent communication skills and provide effective support across divisions. In this role you must be able to juggle competing priorities and adapt to changing workloads. The ideal candidate will have strategic and analytic thinking and will be able to anticipate next steps for the Accounts Payable team and proactively work on improving service delivery or internal processes. You are driven and passionate about delivering a high standard of customer service.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.5 million people. We are progressive socially, culturally and environmentally while we work towards creating change having an impact on our journey to becoming a world-class city for our ratepayers and residents. So what’s in it for you? You’ll be immersed in a small and diligent team. You’ll be exposed to all facets of accounts payable and build your network across council. This opportunity will allow you to actively participate in the development of yourself and team to enhance your capability and influence.  


We offer a flexible working arrangements, competitive salary, and varied learning and career progression opportunities across the wider Council group. You’ll be joining a team of dedicated and respected experts working collaboratively across the region to contribute to Auckland’s growth and development. We are committed to diversity, have a culture built on trust and valuing individual contributions, and are driven to provide the right outcomes for our customers and our environment.


If you think you are a motivated go getter with the requisite experience and skills to join this team, please apply today!

Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.


You’ll have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts - take a look here!


Tono Mai: Apply Now!

You can find the position description here

Applications close:  Wednesday 12th April 2023


Our employer Kiwisaver contribution is additional to base salary offered.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.