New Zealand Law Society - Accounts Officer - Accounts Payable

Accounts Officer - Accounts Payable

New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa, Wellington

About the Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa is the professional body for barristers and solicitors in New Zealand. The Law Society regulates all lawyers practising in New Zealand and is the membership organisation for practising lawyers. With 13 branches throughout the country, the Law Society is the Kaitiaki (guardian) of the practise of law in Aotearoa New Zealand and the consumers of legal services.

About the role

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to join our Corporate Services department as an Accounts Officer – Accounts Payable to assume responsibility for all matters relating to accounts payable including invoice processing, generating payments, compliance with supplier terms, and other matters related to assisting the Corporate Services department in transactional accounting tasks.

What is in it for you?

This is an exciting career prospect for a financially astute, motivated individual who thrives on accuracy and numeracy. This position is a permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week) role and involves a mix of in-office/work from home in accordance with our flexible working policy.

Our Accounts Officer – Accounts Payable will have experience in some or all of the following:

  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications (particularly Word and Excel) and have knowledge of accounting and payroll software packages (e.g. NAVISION Dynamics, MYOB)
  • Possess sound experience in transactional accounting, particularly accounts payable
  • Problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to work accurately with figures
  • Demonstratable time management skills
  • Possess excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Be able to maintain accurate and orderly accounting records
  • Able to work as a team player.

What we can offer

Become part of an exceptional team in a dynamic organization, where the work is challenging and rewarding. Your development and growth will be nurtured, and your work recognise and valued.

It is important that the Law Society can attract, support, and retain quality staff and one of the ways we can achieve this is by offering employees the flexibility to manage their work/life balance. We embrace flexible working to support our staff to deliver their best and achieve a good work life balance.

Other benefits of working at the Law Society include:

  • Three days Special Leave on top of the annual leave entitlement to use during the annual close-down period between Christmas and the new year.
  • Flexibility to work from both office and home, with full working from home (WFH) kit provided to each employee, including an allowance towards the purchase of a WFH desk and chair.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) available to all employees.
  • Actively fostering the development and career pathways of our employees, alongside a transparent performance review and remuneration appraisal system.
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Developing a cohesive workplace culture across our organisation, including monthly morning teas and celebrating annual events.

Diversity and inclusion are important to us and the Law Society is keen to ensure that appointments reflect Aotearoa New Zealand’s multicultural society. Applications from a diverse range of backgrounds are encouraged.

For a confidential discussion, additional information please contact People & Culture at

View a copy of the position description for Accounts Officer – Accounts Payable.

If you would like to apply, please complete the application form and submit this together with your cover letter and CV to

Please do not apply using the Seek portal as we will only consider applications that have been made to the above email address.

Applications close Wednesday 7 September.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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