5 Aug 2022

Permanent Accounts Receivable Team Lead

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, New Zealand

Auckland Uni 19

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

We are seeking an Accounts Receivable Team Lead to provide leadership of the Accounts Receivable team and support the Credit and Collections Manager to deliver consistently high standard of customer service and receivables continuity.  Through regular monitoring of transactions and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, the role ensures the University maintains a positive profile.

You will oversee a team whose focus is the delivery of accurate and timely accounts receivable support to internal and external stakeholders through streamlining and standardising of processes.

This role is responsible for building and enhancing the overall capability of the team, while also working in partnership with the Manager, to provide an exceptional service and provide leadership capability support to the Manager.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.

Please note this is a permanent, fulltime (37.5 hours/ week) opportunity, with a salary range of $64,600 – $79,800 depending on qualifications and experience.

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

The Shared Transaction Centre provides a platform that enables the University to move toward best practice for financial processing, administration efficiency and improve service delivery across the organisation. It utilises the best use of resources, systems, skills and expertise (economies of scale and skill). It supports development of a service user ethos and improves user-facing services.

The Team Lead, Accounts Receivable reports to the Credit and Collections Manager within Shared Transaction Centre. Manager – Shared Transaction Centre reports directly to Chief Financial Officer.

He kōrero mōu | About you

You have successfully led a team in your previous employment, assisting with the investigation of complex customer issues and proven experience in the end to end accounts receivable function. You will be customer focused, with intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft office and a thorough understanding of Peoplesoft financials is preferred.

Our ideal candidate will be experienced in working in a large complex organisation, working to tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment and up to date with current accounts receivable processes.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

You will have:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in managing high performing teams
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to create a high performing, motivated team
  • Experience in having operational ownership of a financially focused business processes with wide ranging stakeholders
  • Experience in accounts receivable and debt management roles with ability of understanding and meeting Financial Accounting requirements in relation to Accounts Receivable and Debt management
  • A strong and proven track record in customer service in financially focused business processes with strong problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills as well as able to pick up the internal, industry specific software quickly
  • You will thrive in highly fast-paced, high-volume environment, with excellent time management skills and ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities.

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits

Additional Information

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Friday, 19th August 2022 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please reach out to Bernie Keating via b.keating@auckland.ac.nz for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions, but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications will be reviewed continuously so please don’t hesitate to apply now!

Overseas Applicants

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government imposed travel restrictions but have recently announced a five-step plan for a phased border re-opening. This phased re-opening will take some time and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for offshore candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions and phased re-opening, please visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.


The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz


How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect oIn f the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Friday, 19th August 2022

Job Categories: Accounting / Finance. Job Types: Permanent. Job expires in 1 day.

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