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Finance and Payroll Officer
Hawke's Bay Hawke's Bay New Zealand
Full Time

The YMCA has been providing services in the beautiful Hawke's Bay for over 125 years. There aren't many families who haven't benefited from our early childhood education, our before & after school care, our holiday programmes, our youth programmes, our adult learning or our volunteer opportunities. 

We are a registered charity with grand visions for the future. We are about to launch a new three year strategic plan and we are investing in our infrastructure to enable us to continue developing and empowering the next generation.   

We have a rare opportunity for you to be a part of that journey and provide a life-long positive influence to the lives of hundreds of children and their families across our community.  As our Finance and Payroll Officer you will report directly to our new Chief Executive Officer and provide timely and effective financial management (including ledger management, debtors/creditors, cash-flow management, bank reconciliations, GST etc) and payroll processing to meet the day-to-day operational needs of the YMCA and support the delivery of our Strategic Plan.  

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with good experience of working within a finance team who may be seeking further career progression underpinned by a proactive programme of professional development. 

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Good financial and payroll experience (a minimum of 3 years) including ledger management, debtors/creditors, cashflow, bank reconciliations (working knowledge of XERO accounting software and IMS payroll systems is desirable but not essential)
  • Proven ability to learn new systems and procedures including IT and software programmes.
  • A good standard of education (a tertiary qualification in a relevant subject area is desirable)
  • Strong administrative skills and experience
  • Desire to work with a wide range of people and provide outstanding friendly, solution based service.
  • Planning, organising and prioritising ability
  • Common sense thinker with strong Administration and organisational skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals and groups.
  • Be punctual, dependable, responsible and consistent.
  • Sound analysis and judgement skills
  • Ability to work independently when necessary but also function as part of a team
  • Commitment to providing quality service to both internal and external clients
  • Friendly, approachable, flexible and innovative              
  • Hold a current New Zealand Driver's licence
  • Experience in the education or childcare sector is desirable (but not essential)
  • Working knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • An affinity to the mission and values of the YMCA

This is a full time position based at our head office, currently in Hastings.   You should have the right to live and work in New Zealand.  A full Police vetting check will be undertaken. 

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact our Interim General Manager, Philip Grant, for an informal discussion and visit to our current offices.  A copy of the full position description and application form is also available by contacting him via e-mail

 Please do not apply direct via this website. Completed applications forms should be submitted with a covering letter by Wednesday 7  December 2016 and interviews will be held during mid December 2016.

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