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Finance Administrator

Job details

Howick Historical Village
30 May 2022
Work type
Part time employment
Work classification
Culture & Heritage


Finance Administrator Job Advert (PPT)

Job title: Finance Administrator
Reports to: General Manager, and Treasurer of Howick and Districts Historical Society
Contract: Permanent Part Time – 20 hours/week
Salary: up to $32/hour, commensurate with experience.

Full job description:

About Howick Historical Village:

Howick Historical Village (HHV) is owned and operated by the Howick & Districts Historical Society as a key visitor attraction that tells the story of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.  The Society is managed as a not-for-profit entity with full charitable status.  Please see for more about HHV.


Purpose of the role:  

Howick Historical Village is going through an exciting time with a new vision and purpose with the development of our new Strategic Plan, available here.  As a crucial member of the finance team and working closely with the Treasurer and Manager, you will be responsible for the nuts and bolts of the finances for HHV. You are responsible for all accounts payable/receivable, payment processes, payroll, preparing budgets, reporting and all bank reconciliations at the month end.

We are a small team so flexibility is key – sometimes the General Manager may ask you to do duties outside of your job description.


Measurable outcomes:

  • Accurate systems maintained and regularly reviewed.
  • Able to prepare finances to audit level.
  • Contributing to meeting key strategic goals.
  • Evidence of pro-active contribution to support the vision, values, and culture of HHV.
  • All relevant compliance issues, policies and procedures are upheld and implemented.
  • All health and safety procedures adhered to and followed.


About you:

  • Knowledge/Qualification/Experience
  • Degree in accounting or business management.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in an accounts focused role.
  • Knowledge of payroll systems, preferably Smartly.
  • Experience with Xero or other accounting systems.
  • Experience with Spotlight reporting.
  • Experience with retail and POS systems, including Vend, Stripe, and Shopify.
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office suite such as Teams, Outlook, Word, and Excel.


  • Skills and Abilities
  • An analytical mind.
  • Trustworthy with a proven track record of ability to maintain data integrity via confidentiality and discretion.
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships.
  • Commercial and business awareness.
  • Highly organised, structured, and able to manage your time effectively through taking a systematic approach to your tasks.
  • Ability to clearly and concisely explain financial concepts to help build consensus and understanding across organization.
  • Communicate effectively, and appropriately raise issues and concerns.
  • Willingness to collaborate and be part of a small team.


You must be eligible to work in New Zealand for this role.  The successful applicant will need to return a satisfactory Police Record Check before commencement of employment.


Closing: Monday 30 May 2022 at 5 pm.  Apply by submitting a C.V. and cover letter through

If you want to join our team and help bring history to life for our visitors, we want to hear from you.

How to apply

Apply by submitting a C.V. and cover letter through  Full job description:

Written by

Lexie - Howick Historical Village

19 May 2022