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Accounts Payable Officer


Te Whakapakari Tahi I Tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.

Our vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community.

We focus on prioritising:

Te kounga o te wai, te haumarutanga me te mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi o te whakamarutanga | Water quality, safety and climate-resilient security.  

Kia koi, kia toitū hoki te whakamahinga o te whenua | Climate-smart and sustainable land use. 

Kia ora, kia āhei, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki te rerenga rauropi | Healthy, functioning and climate-resilient biodiversity. 

Kia toitū, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki ngā ratonga me ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure. 


At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council our purpose is to work with our community to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing and connectivity. Our organisation is diverse and our work is varied. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management.


About the Opportunity:

We are looking for an Accounts Payable Officer to join the Finance team. The Finance team manages the payables and receivables services, rates, insurance, treasury and the broader accounting functions across the Council.

The Accounts Payable Officer is responsible for the full spectrum of an end-to-end Accounts Payable function in order to ensure Council expenditure is processed efficiently and accurately, excellent relationships with suppliers are maintained and the Finance team achieves its objectives.


About you:

To be successful in this role, you will have solid Accounts Payable experience with knowledge of other Finance functions. You will be a strong problem solver, have the ability to meet deadlines and have strong communication skills to work with both internal and external stakeholders. You will have strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy. In return, you will be rewarded with the opportunity to be part of a close-knit team within an organisation that offers excellent benefits and working conditions.

You will also have:

  • Excellent customer service skills, including the importance of responding to requests in appropriate timeframes
  • Accurate data entry with the ability to adhere to deadlines
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the use of Microsoft Office products and the ability to pick up our internal systems
  • Confidence in managing multiple tasks with ease and efficiency
  • A resilient and driven attitude
  • Basic Accounting/Bookkeeping skills would be advantageous


Other benefits of working for our team include limited income protection and life insurance, subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment.

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

To view the job description please click here.

Please apply via Seek.

Applications close 25 August however if we find the right candidate we will close down the applications earlier.

11 August 2022

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