Finance Administrator - Property

Listed 13 days Ago
Queenstown Lakes District Council
Government - Local/Federal

Employing over 500 staff in one of the most stunning locations in the country, Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is at the very heart of a dynamic community. Our services are essential to the people in our region and include infrastructure development, community recreational facilities and planning, building and other regulatory services. 

The Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic administrator to join our Finance team in a permanent full-time capacity as Finance Administrator - Property. 

You will reconcile accounts relating to property leases of QLDC owned buildings and  permits and licences for properties and reserves.  You will work closely with Property Managers and Financial and Management Accountants to ensure all property accounts are maintained and reconciled between accounting systems.  This role will also carry out various accounting and administrative functions within the finance department, particularly as backup support to other areas of the finance team when required e.g. daily banking during peak bank allocation periods, 20th of the month and rate instalment dates. 

If you are looking to make a start in a finance related role, and you would describe yourself as a star administrator who is great with numbers , this could be the role for you.  Your enthusiasm and ability to learn new skills in a busy environment could ensure your success. 

About You

To be successful in the role, you will ideally hold:

  • A minimum education Level 4 NZQA qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • Proven experience in an office administration, finance, or customer service role (property administration or Local Government experience will be warmly received).
  • Strong numerical skills, with an excellent eye for detail.
  • Competency in a range of desktop applications including Microsoft Office (Familiarity with Xero, Released and/or Technology One will be warmly received). 
  • Previous experience in process/ system improvement and implementation of new systems and process documentation. 
  • Strong planning and organisational skills 
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers.
  • The ability to prioritise work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines. 
  • A highly motivated, achievement-oriented and innovative approach.

We Offer

  • Competitive market remuneration
  • Career progression and training opportunities
  • Subsidised health insurance 
  • Flexible working practices 
  • Regular working hours
  • Discounted access to QLDC’s great health and fitness facilities 
  • Free eye checks and annual flu shots 
  • Extra annual leave awarded with years of service 
  • Relocation allowance and support considered for the successful candidate 

How to Apply 

For more information on this role, or to apply, please visit

Please direct any queries on this role to Mel Bowles, Transactional Team Leader at or via phone on +64 3 441 0499 to discuss this exciting opportunity in confidence.

Applications close: Thursday 29 September, 2022.