The New Zealand Olympic Committee represents the Olympic Movement in New Zealand. We hold the unique mandate to select and send teams to Olympic Games and to promote the Olympic brand and values, a role that has been held for more than 100 years.

Our aim is to inspire excellence and pride in New Zealanders and enable our athletes to achieve on the world’s stage.

Games-time performance planning, operations and leadership are our primary focus. We also lead and advocate for sport and athletes and use our international connections to deliver value to New Zealand.

We are heavily reliant on partnerships for funding and are not-for-profit. We operate with integrity and are athlete-focused.  The New Zealand Olympic Committee works closely with Sport NZ and HPSNZ.

Together with our sports and athletes we inspire New Zealanders and make them proud.

Accounts Payable & Funding Officer

The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) is an independent, charitable organisation responsible for providing support and resources to enable New Zealand athletes to achieve at the highest levels of their sport and to excel at Olympic, Commonwealth and Youth Games. The NZOC is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) as the representative body in New Zealand responsible for developing, promoting and protecting the Olympic Movement in this country as well as having responsibility for the selection and organising of New Zealand teams to Olympic, Commonwealth and International Youth Games.

The Accounts Payable & Funding Officer reports to the Chief Financial Officer in relation to the provision of financial accounting services, funding and administrative support to the NZOC and works alongside an Accountant.  The Accounts Payable and Funding Officer also has a dotted line to the Chief Operating Officer in relation to Olympic Solidarity Funding.  

This important role focuses on the following:

  • Processing the majority of supplier invoices in Xero, ensuring appropriate approval and coding all invoices in accordance with delegated authorities
  • Setting up payment batches for suppliers, obtaining approval from approved signatories and actioning in the online banking system
  • Establishing and processing of payments (NZD & FX) in the banking system
  • Accessing all Olympic Solidarity grants for NZOC, Sports, and Athletes
  • Processing and tracking of grants using the Olympic Solidarity funding portal
  • Reconciling funding grants to National Sports Organisations and Athletes by fulfilling audit requirements and completing a range of financial reports
  • Acting as the key person for all queries re Olympic Solidarity grant funding
  • Reconciling Trust funding and fulfilling audit requirements
  • Assisting the CFO and Accountant with special projects and general administration tasks.

This role is offered on a part time basis, 15 – 20 hours per week, although NZOC would appreciate some flexibility from the successful applicant to work additional hours during busy periods, i.e. around Games time.  The ideal working days will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday.  School Hours can be accommodated and there is some flexibility around working from home.

To secure this role you’ll need a good understanding of accounting methodologies together with proven experience with accounts payable processing and reconciliations.  You must be an experienced Xero user and have strong Excel skills. 

The Accounts Payable & Funding Officer is expected to build and maintain positive and collaborative working relationships with a broad range of organizations and individuals, so you’ll need a reputation for being an outstanding communicator who delights people at every touchpoint.   Referees will describe you as engaging, personable and enthusiastic, someone who willingly supports others and takes ownership of work outputs.

This is a truly special part time opportunity.  If you have the skills, experience and attributes the NZOC is after, please contact Clare Turner immediately:  email ct@redconsultinggroup.co.nz or Tel. 021 676 828.