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Mean Mahi - Coordinator and Accounts


Mean Mahi is on fire with roles for community-minded people this week!


Have you heard of Taupua Tairāwhiti? It sits within Sports Gisborne Tairāwhiti and was set up to support local Not for Profit and Marae operations that wish to strengthen their systems for long term sustainability..


They provide accounting, administrative, communications and marketing support as well as funding advice to their clients. Taupua Tairāwhiti are looking for a Coordinator and Accounts person - someone with a heart for helping and the skills to deliver accounting support to their clients. In this full time role you’d be the glue that binds the Taupua Tairāwhiti team together, and lead point of contact for clients. You’d be applying your financial and organisational skills, administration and book-keeping knowledge and managing client relationships for the organisation.


This diverse role will suit a strong and organised administrator with intermediate level accounting knowledge who enjoys intellectually challenging work - work that will ultimately help hundreds of local people and strengthen the Not-For-Profit and Marae sectors in the Tairāwhiti Region.

Sports Gisborne Tairāwhiti is well-known for being a great workplace for people with families - they take the wellbeing of their staff seriously, and have some great initiatives to make the work-juggle easier for parents.

Applications close August 20, 5pm.


Find the full job description below:

Taupua Tairāwhiti Position Description

Ingoa Tūranga - Position Title: Taupua Co-ordinator and Accounts Haora Mahi - Working Hours: 40 hours p.w. Menetia - Reports to: Chief Executive Officer Kaupapa Tuunga - Position Purpose: To be the over-arching support for our Taupua Tairāwhiti team and apply your top-notch financial and organisational skills, administration and book-keeping knowledge, and client relationship management and ultimately strengthen the Not-For-Profit and Marae sectors in the Tairāwhiti Region. Hononga Mahi - Functional Relationships:

Internal

  • Chief Executive Officer

  • Taupua Tairāwhiti Senior Accountant

  • Taupua Tairāwhiti Communications Advisor

External

  • SGT Board

  • Client groups and other stakeholders

Ko wai mātou? – Who are we? Taupua Tairāwhiti exists within Sports Gisborne Tairāwhiti to strengthen Not for Profit and Marae operations in Tairāwhiti. There is widespread demand for a local support system for our sector and we are looking for a special someone with a heart for helping and the skills to deliver accounting support. Taupua Tairāwhiti is managed by a small team and works to provide the following key services:

  • Financial Management and basic accounting support

  • Administration assistance and compliance

  • Communications and Marketing Support

  • Funding Application advice and assistance

  • Central Point of Contact for Not-For-Profit support in the region.

Te āhua o Te Tūrunga – The nature of the position

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a team who deliver fit-for-purpose support services that can meet the needs of Not-For-Profit groups who wish to strengthen their systems, compliance and financial management for long term sustainability. It is a diverse role that will suit an ‘out of the box’ thinker, who is a strong and organised administrator with intermediate level accounting knowledge and enjoys intellectually challenging work that will ultimately help hundreds of people.


There will be regular task-based work such as Xero file management, GST return preparation and filing, membership database management and troubleshooting financial management work; you will be the lead Point of contact for clients and be the glue that binds the team together.


The position has three primary focus areas:

  • Client relationship management for Taupua Tairāwhiti

  • Financial & accounting support for our clients. Identifying and engaging with local groups who will benefit from Taupua Tairawhiti’ shared services support.

Tohu Mātauranga, Pūkenga, Mātauranga, Wheako - Skills, Knowledge and Experience Qualifications:

Relevant tertiary qualifications (Accounting, Business administration or financial management) or senior experience in similar roles. Xero Certification would be ideal but not imperative.

Experience & Skills

  • Exceptionally organised, reliable and systematic by nature

  • Highly competent in Xero processing as well as across Microsoft systems (in particular Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and agile with new cloud-based technologies

  • Experience in managing multiple clients, senior administration or accounts management position and/or operational role

  • Ability to mentor and train others as they learn new systems

  • Strong relationship management experience and inter-personal skills. Ability to build and maintain rapport, work collaboratively, with people of different ages, cultures and abilities

  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the Treaty of Waitangi

  • Strong numeracy & data entry skills and previous exposure to financial or management accounting and administration

Whāinga Matua – Key Objectives Your accounts management role and responsibilities may include:

  • Creating financial reporting based on client needs

  • Reviewing clients’ financial management and accounting systems, streamlining systems, converting to/setting clients up on Xero if required

  • Contribute to the preparation of Taupua Annual Business Plans

  • Contribute to the preparation of Taupua funding reports

  • Facilitating regular weekly team meetings

  • Organising, facilitating or presenting at workshops

  • Supporting organisations to optimise structural and operational systems

  • Completing accounting tasks such as Payroll, GST, Debtors & Creditors, assist coordinator with annual accounts preparation

  • Assisting clients with compliance and other statutory requirements

Te Tono – How to apply To apply, or to enquire further in confidence, contact Tamera Nelson for a confidential conversation now on 021711303 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to tameran@sportgisborne.org.nz. Applications close on 20 August at 5.00pm.

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