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Accounting Services Team Leader

Palmerston North City Council
Palmerston North Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 25, 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Why join us?
  • Make a Difference: Contribute to the development of Palmerston North City while enjoying a fulfilling career that positively impacts our community
  • Learning and Development Opportunities: Take your career to new heights with Learning and Development opportunities within Palmerston North City Council.
  • Benefits: We do more than just pay you a salary too. We have awesome benefits to support you including 5 weeks annual leave and hybrid working.

About the role

In this role of Accounting Services Team Leader, you with take on a hands-on role that blends leadership with active participation. You will be leading a team of 9, responsible for our accounts payable, accounts receivable, and rates functions. This role requires you to be involved in day-to-day activities, working alongside your team. Your leadership will not only guide the team but also involve you in executing tasks, driving process improvements, and ensuring effective and efficient financial operations across the Council.

This is a full-time role, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Your focus in this role will include:
  • Lead, develop, and manage the Accounting Services Team, set a clear vision, foster a positive working environment, and manage performance.
  • Supervise accounts payable, receivable, and rates activities, implement internal controls, provide customer service, and ensure accurate outcomes.
  • Ensure processes and systems are effective and efficient, providing direction for software enhancement investigations and implementations.
  • Provide cover for the team's tasks where needed and upskill team members across functions for effective business continuity.
  • Conduct performance reviews, recruitment, performance management, and other necessary administrative tasks.

About you

You will be an experienced finance professional with a strong background in finance and team leadership, as well as a passion for developing and mentoring staff. You have a keen eye for detail and are adept at managing financial processes and controls. Your exceptional communication skills enable you to effectively engage with stakeholders at all levels, both within and outside the organisation.

To excel in this role, you should possess the following skills and experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy or Finance is desirable.
  • Experience in leading, mentoring, and managing staff.
  • Knowledge of financial processes and rates legislation is desirable.

About us

Palmerston North (or as we like to call it, Palmy) is a growing, innovative and exciting city. With small city benefits and big city ambition, Palmy has secured its place on the map as a creative and exciting city, with leading innovation and developments! We're proud to be a city that includes, supports, connects and uses the talents of the whole community in our pursuit to provide a connected and safe community. We're also a future-focused city who cares about enhancing our natural and built environment. Our future looks bright, it looks vibrant and progressive.

What we offer:
  • Competitive remuneration between $78,416 and $92,254, with a 3% KiwiSaver employer contribution (where eligible)
  • 5 weeks annual leave and a community service day every year
  • Additional long service leave after qualifying periods
  • Parental leave benefits, including paid partner's leave, and top-up payments
  • Hybrid working principles
  • Free access to our on-site fitness equipment
  • Free annual flu vaccinations and subsidised health and eye checks every 2 years
  • Confidential counselling service
  • Waiata group
  • Professional memberships and assistance with study leave and fees
  • Various wellbeing spaces, including parents' room and wellness/prayer room; we value our employee experience

Applications close: 11.00 pm, Sunday 23 June 2024

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcome applications from all those suitably qualified for this position.

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