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Accounts Payable Specialist

inspired Online Schools
Auckland, NZ
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 12, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Payable
Contract Type
Full Time
Inspired Education is the leading global group of premium schools, with a portfolio of over 100 premium private schools spanning six continents which utilise proven educational practices from every corner of the globe, ensuring over 80,000 students receive a world-class learning experience from Kindergarten to Year 13. In addition, we are delighted to be recognised in the top 10 highest value private companies in the UK by Beauhurst.

In over 24 countries, Inspired schools are individually developed and anchored in the vibrant cultures of their respective locations. They collectively form an international family of schools that nurtures each student's academic and personal development in a progressive, dynamic, and innovative learning environment.

By joining our award-winning team of over 12,000 employees, you can work in state-of-the-art facilities alongside industry-renowned educators and leaders in some of the world's most desirable locations. We invest heavily in our team members who enjoy industry-leading professional development, exceptional career opportunities, and mobility across our group.


Join our team of knowledgeable, adaptable, and dynamic individuals in a fast-paced environment providing key functional support to the business, responsible for the complete management and payment of supplier accounts. Having a team of world class employees is critical to the ongoing growth and performance of Inspired.


In this exciting new role for one of the leading private schools groups, as an Accounts Payable Specialist with a focus on process improvement, you will play a critical role in managing and optimising the accounts payable process. This position involves handling all aspects of accounts payable operations, ensuring timely and accurate processing of invoices, and developing strategies to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Working with a very capable APAC Finance team, the ideal candidate will have a strong background in accounting, experience with process improvement, and a proactive approach to problem-solving.

  • Payment Services, including:
  • Accurate entry of accounts payable transactions
  • Invoice coding, ensuring compliance with sign off authorities
  • Preparation of bank payment files
  • Maintenance of supplier masterfiles
  • Audit services:
  • Provide assistance in relation to the annual audit of the Group
  • Process Improvement:
  • Implement process improvements to increase efficiency and accuracy in the accounts payable cycle
  • Collaborate with the schools to streamline workflows
  • Provide training and support to other team members on new processes and systems
  • Customer Service:
  • Ensure all inquiries are handled efficiently and resolved within a timely manner
  • Perform any other duties as are reasonably requested from time to time

  • Experience working in an accounting or finance role - at least 3 years
  • Proven experience in process improvement within an accounts payable of finance function
  • Strong Excel skills
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent written and oral communication


Inspired Education Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practices and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

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