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Rates Support (Fixed term 6 months)

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About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

Join our Finance team at Hawke's Bay Regional Council in a fixed-term Rates Support role. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the efficient management of our rates processes during our busy period.

This role is ideal for someone looking to gain valuable experience in local government finance and contribute to the financial wellbeing of our region.


Overall, to be successful in this space you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Managing and delivering data maintenance for transactional rates activities
  • Participating in key activities of the rates team
  • Providing administrative and technical support to the wider Finance team
  • Ensuring rates are applied and invoiced in accordance with legislation and council policy
  • Maintaining the rates database with accuracy and supporting effective processes
  • Processing ratepayer hardship applications and remissions
  • Excellent customer service, a proactive attitude and a willingness to pitch in and support your teammates.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other database and information management systems (we use a system called TechOne so if you know it that’s even better!).
  • Awareness of rating legislation and local HBRC policy would be helpful but not essential


You'll need a 'can do' attitude and be able to hit the ground running, plus:

  • A strong work ethic and a collaborative approach to achieving outcomes
  • A willingness to learn and adapt in a fast paced and changeable environment
  • The ability to effectively plan, organise and co-ordinate work effectively (these will be busy roles that keep you on your toes so you need to be an organisation superstar)
  • An excellent standard of written and verbal communication.


If you're passionate about contributing to the financial management of our region and ready to take on a dynamic role in our Finance team, we want to hear from you!


What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

We offer a fun and interesting working environment, in a role where you are directly supporting your local Hawke’s Bay community. Our ratepayers are important to us and you will form part of customer facing branch of our organisation, undertaking meaningful work that makes a difference. You will have a supportive and encouraging team beside you, plus opportunities to grow and develop may arise.

The salary range for the Rates Support roles will are between $56,700 to $63,000gross per annum depending on your qualifications and relevant experience.


We value diversity and as such we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. HBRC is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

Applications close on August 4, 2024, but we may end the process earlier. If you're interested, apply today!

View the job description here. 

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About us | E pā ki a mātou:

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.


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. 

9 July 2024

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