Accounts Payable Officer

(Permanent part-time)

Whangarei, New Zealand

Reference: 5743798

  • Part-time position 22.5 hours a week (Wednesday to Friday)
  • Positive and supportive team environment
  • Autonomy and variety in the role

We are the carers for Northland's environment and community. Are you one of us?

A few things you should know about Northland Regional Council... we aren't about parking tickets, roading, building consents or any of that stuff! Our work is ultimately about working together to care for our region's incredible environment and many communities, matching our skills and resources with the vision and aspirations of our people.
Toitū te whenua, toitū te moana, toitū te tangata. If the land is well, if the sea is well, the people will thrive.

The opportunity awaits...

We have a vacancy for a permanent part-time Accounts Payable Officer who will be a part of the Finance team ensuring the quality and service level of the accounts payable function as our council continues to grow.

You will help take care of the vendor set-up for the council, purchase order process, and creditor payment runs. This role includes a mix of data entry and review, liaising with staff around accounts payable processes, and liaising with vendors to ensure that they're meeting our administrative requirements.

Do you have what it takes?

We are looking for someone who can bring the following attributes to our diverse talent pool:

  • A team player, adaptable in your work
  • Quality conscious and consistently deliver work of a high standard
  • Organised and efficient in the use of their time
  • Receptive and open to other peoples' thoughts and ways of working
  • Dependable and committed to deadlines
  • Positive and contribute to a healthy work environment

We don't just want someone that CAN do the job, we want someone who has the DRIVE to do a GREAT job and has a passion for what our organisation and values stand for. That's why at NRC, we understand that sometimes the right person doesn't 'tick all the boxes'. If you don't fit the mould exactly, but truly believe you can help our multi-faceted, dedicated, and friendly finance team, then tell us. We'll consider it.

What's in it for you?

We'll pay you to do a job you love, and we also care about our staff. Our team has grown a lot over the years, but our small organisation culture is still here. We celebrate our efforts, share wedding/baby pictures, host many shared morning teas, enjoy outings, annual fishing competitions and brunches, and have a lot of fun together. We have an active social club that comes up with great ideas.

We also walk the talk when it comes to flexible working. We have remote workers, home workers, part-time workers, condensed weeks and more. We support our staff during the good and hard times, but if you're also interested in the tangible stuff, we have that too - check out our benefits here:

What's next?

Need more information? If so, contact our Finance Manager today:

The work we do really makes a difference and if you are someone who is motivated to contribute to the management of Northland's environment, check out the position description and apply today.

Applications close on Friday 3 December 2021 and must be submitted to

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency/citizenship or valid NZ work visa.

It is important for applicants to know that Northland Regional Council is currently undergoing a health and safety risk assessment to determine the risks of COVID-19 in our workplace and whether vaccinations are inherent to ensuring the health and safety of our team and customers. This role is subject to the risk assessment and depending on the outcome, may need to be completed by a fully vaccinated individual.

Applications Close: 03 Dec 2021