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Assistant Accountant (Queenstown Airport)
Otago Otago New Zealand
Full Time
Human Connections Group

Human Connections Group has partnered exclusively with Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) for the appointment of Assistant Accountant.

The Company

QAC operates two of the world's most scenic airports ? Queenstown and Wanaka - which connect the stunning Southern Lakes region of New Zealand with the world. Each year we ensure a warm southern welcome and farewell to more than 1.8 million domestic and international travellers making the most of the region's world-class scenery, lifestyle, evens and experiences. Queenstown Airport offers direct commercial flights to seven New Zealand and Australian destinations. Both Queenstown and Wanaka airports are popular tourism and general aviation hubs, particularly for flightseeing and private jet visits, with Wanaka Airport also offering flight training, private flying, aircraft maintenance, visitor attractions and a global base for NASA space balloon launches. The airports contribute significantly to the economic prosperity of New Zealand and our region. More than 900 people are employed across the airports' communities, with strong links to the communities we serve.

The Job

This position, Assistant Accountant reports into the Financial Controller and is responsible for undertaking accounting activities for Queenstown and Wanaka Airports. Your duties will include accounts receivable, reconciliations, journals and the provision of financial reporting. You will provide accounting support to a number of divisions across both airports so good communication and relationship building skills are equally as important as your technical accounting capability.

You will have involvement with a number of internal stakeholders including the CEO and CFO, the wider management team, and staff.  With over 700 people working in and around the airports you will also have involvement with a number of external stakeholders including debtors, the bank prospective tenants and leaseholders at the airports. So this will be a role in which you will find yourself in demand requiring you to communicate clearly and professionally at all levels both in writing and face to face.


? Calculate, create and process invoices and credit notes using in-house financial system

? Ensure accurate reconciliation of the debtors ledger with the sub ledger

? Oversee timely payment of leases, recoveries and other revenue items

? Oversee and maintain tenant turnover reporting and required reconciliation

? Prepare monthly debtors report and aged debtors for the board

? Manage all aspects of credit control and ensure debts are cleared in a timely manner

? Perform credit checks with new and existing customers

? Prepare monthly financial performance reporting/ variance between forecast & budgets

? Preparation of detailed budgets and forecasts for various business units

? Seek opportunities for business improvement around processes, reporting and systems


? Relevant accounting or finance qualification

? Minimum of three years' experience in a similar role

? Sound knowledge of accounting principles and practises

  • Strategic thinker and planner
  • High integrity, accountability and values driven
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven financial and analytical skills
  • Ability to adapt in a variety of environments and situations
  • Team player with a good sense of humour
  • Calm under pressure at all times
  • Flexible and willing

This is a great opportunity to join the crew at Queenstown Airport and enjoy the busy vibe of an airport working environment in one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand.

Closing Date: 30th September 2017


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