Business Support Administrator

Whanganui & Partners has an exciting opportunity for the right person to support our Administration Team as our Business Support Administrator

Whanganui is growing, has a vibrant business community and a strong sense of where it is heading. You will have a key role to play in this exciting shift as you help start new businesses and grow Whanganui’s economy.

About us:

Whanganui & Partners is the economic development agency for Whanganui. We promote Whanganui as a destination to live, visit, work, study and invest. Our activities include supporting new and existing businesses, bringing events to Whanganui and providing the latest economic data, analysis and commentary on the Whanganui district.

About the opportunity:

Reporting to the Administration Manager; this Permanent, part-time position is responsible for providing day to day operational, financial and administrative support to the Whanganui & Partners team.

You’ll take accountability for a variety of tasks including the following:

  • Preparing and processing accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Reconciling accounts in Xero and verifying recorded transactions and investigating irregularities.
  • Handling day to day financial transactions
  • PAYE, GST and INC tax planning and administration including liaison with the IRD
  • Processing Staff Time-Sheets, leave management and payroll deductions


To be successful in this role, you will ideally:

  • Demonstrate a high level of experience across generalist accounting tasks and Xero
  • Have strong knowledge of NZ payroll/ACC legislation.
  • Have a solid understanding of accounts payable, payment processes and bank reconciliations and the month end process
  • You will be highly organised and able to manage your time effectively
  • Have strong analytical abilities and attention to detail

What’s in it for you:

Our people are the at the heart of everything we do. For your hard work we have the following to offer you:

  • Flexibility to set your own hours
  • Paid training and development
  • Comprehensive induction and training
  • Permanent part-time opportunity with room to grow in our developing business
  • Great lifestyle including a vibrant arts and cultural scene, fantastic outdoor recreational opportunities with the mountains, national parks, river and sea all within easy reach


Next steps:
If this sounds like you APPLY NOW, using the link below.

Enquiries about this vacancy can be made to Nilesh Prasad, EA & Administration Manager on (06) 349 3059. (Please do not send applications to this person, online applications only will be accepted for this role).

Applications will be reviewed in conjunction with the advertisement and may be withdrawn earlier than the closing date.


Apply now

Position Description can be downloaded here

Applications close: 17 October 2021

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