Finance Operations Officer - Accounts Receivable

Date:  21-Sep-2022

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


•    2 x Accounts Receivable permanent roles, Wellington-based CBD location 
•    Great opportunities for growth with a large government department
•    Varied responsibilities, supportive team
•    Salary $56,425 - $66,630 depending on experience

Tēnei tūranga -

About the role:



Are you looking for a role that provides variety and challenge while being part of a well-established supportive team? Due to an expanding remit, MBIE is looking for 2 x Accounts Receivable professionals to join our team on a permanent basis. This is a fantastic opportunity for a graduate who is seeking to launch their finance career, or a seasoned AR professional looking for a new challenge in their career. With two roles available, we have the scope to mould the roles to fit the experience of the candidates. These roles provide exposure to a range of finance/accounting functions and provide the opportunity for career progression within MBIE’s wider Finance team. Job-sharing options will be considered for the right candidates. 

MBIE supports a wide range of flexible working arrangements, including working from home up to two days per week, start and finish times etc. Talk to us about what works for you and us.

This busy team is responsible for a variety of tasks -

•    Complete all debtor related forms (creation, invoices, credit, refund, write off) and loading of AR system/bank files to create invoices/receipts for matching/reconciliation, and direct debit processes.
•    Ensure timely and accurate execution of receipting across multiple ledgers and MBIE and trust bank accounts to allow the Financial Accountants to review and sign off including record completion.
•    Process, receipt, and match all on-balance sheet bank reconciliations including Onshore, Pacific Islands and Offshore plus the Immigration Onshore account.
•    Develop relationships with internal stakeholders and understanding of their subsystems contributing to MBIE receivables.
•    Ensure internal processing controls are maintained at all times.
•    Assist with monthend processes
•    Assist with project and ad hoc tasks
•    Manage queries and Accounts Receivable inbox
•    Contacting customers regarding non payment

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and experience required:


•    Good understanding of accounting systems, controls, and processes
•    An excellent eye for detail and accuracy
•    Takes ownership for work and sees it through to completion
•    Has effective time management skills and the ability to prioritise and process large volumes of work 
•    Good understanding of operating in a customer-focused environment with the ability to communicate information in a clear and logical manner.
•    Enthusiasm for continuous improvement
•    Ability to work autonomously but also as part of a team
•    Experience with Technology 1 FMIS package would be an advantage
•    Must have legal right to live and work in NZ

Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE -

About MBIE:

MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.

We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.

People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.

  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Māia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It


Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.

MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.

E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga I waenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāi wi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.

Me pēhea te tono -

How to apply:

Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process.  Email at quoting ref MBIE/8480 if you have any further questions.

Applications close 5pm 5 October 2022