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Accounts Receivable Officer
Canterbury Canterbury New Zealand
Full Time
Oceania Dairy Ltd

Come and join us……

Located between the graceful foothills of the Waimate region on our West, with the Pacific Ocean to the East, Oceania Dairy provides a picturesque setting to spend your "day in the office" away from traffic jams and road-cones.   Relocating to this area will offer you the opportunity to explore the South Island, being based at the gateway to the Southern Lakes, with plenty of recreational opportunities including fishing, skiing, mountain biking to start with, and three nearby towns to choose from to set-up home.

Oceania Dairy is owned by the Yili Group who have a vision to be recognised as a world class health food provider.  Yili is currently ranked 8th in Rabobank's global dairy top 20 report and is the only Asian dairy enterprise in that report.  Their investment and belief in New Zealand is evidence of Stage One $m 240 which is now completed and supply established to meet the growing demand in China market.  Stage Two $160M  is also now well on the way, where we will be manufacturing and exporting Canned Infant Milk Powder and UHT product.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Accounts Receivable person to join our finance team.  This role will interact with our parent company Yili in China, so fluency in both written and verbal Chinese and English is essential.

Reporting directly to the Finance Manager, your responsibilities will include the following key outcomes:

  • Maintain up-to-date billing system.
  • Generate and send out invoices.
  • Follow up on, collect and allocate payments.
  • Perform account reconciliations.
  • Monitor customer account details for non-payments, delayed payments and other irregularities.
  • Research and resolve payment discrepancies.
  • Maintain accounts receivable customer files and records.
  • Collect data and prepare monthly metrics.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation for headquarters.
  • Other associated financial duties as required.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • An Accounts Receivable or similar qualification and/or minimum of two years' previous relevant work experience in Accounts Receivable in a manufacturing environment.
  • An understanding of the corporate finance environment and familiarity with computer operating systems and office software.
  • Good analytical skills with current financial management concepts.
  • Fluency in Chinese, both written and verbal. 
  • The ability to read and write well in English.
  • Prudent, strong sense of responsibility with an ability to work well in a busy environment.
  • Ability to perform well in a team environment and the capability to relate to all levels in the organisation.
  • Problem analysis and exceptional problem solving skills.
  • Proven attention to detail with a methodical approach.
  • Intermediate to high level of computer literacy.
  • Exceptional customer service ethic and focus – prepared to work closely with manufacturing and all site personnel.
  • A proven ability to work collaboratively and relate well to a diverse workforce.
  • A willingness to "go the extra mile".

Applications close 15 February 2017.

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