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Employment Opportunity: Office Manager

About Us

The Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust is a Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) who are the mandated and approved entity to represent Ngāti Manuhiri and its environs. The Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust provides environmental services through the Manuhiri Kaitiaki Charitable Trust and Manuhiri Houkura Trust.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

This is a managerial role to lead the office administration and operations support for all teams to operate efficiently including a direct focus on all payroll requirements, Xero accounting, invoicing, GST returns, contract management, grants applications, and ensuring the office is run in an efficient and welcoming manner.

Working as a member of our leadership team, you will be involved in driving business efficiency and process improvement through the provision of quality information and relevant timely analysis.

Desired experienced applicants will have proven experience in a similar role.

Skills necessary for this role include;

  • Experience in finance and accounting management.

  • Knowledge of and experience using business systems/IT applications such as Xero, and payroll

  • Knowledge of and experience in Human Resource administration, in particular recruitment, and performance management

  • High level of computer skills including a high level of competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • Strong written communication and reporting skills

  • Skilled at professional formatting and presentation

  • Good intuition and practical problem-solving capability

  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Highly organised with strong time management capability

  • Must be discrete and committed to maintaining confidentiality

  • Good oral and written communication skills, desirably with some capability in Te Reo Maori.

Mōu - About you

What you will bring:

  • 10+ years of overall combined office administration and financial experience

  • Excellent xero accounting software user and administration skills

  • Experience with creating financial statements

  • Demonstrated ability in developing and consolidating financial models that facilitate effective decision-making across departments

  • Ability to understand an organisation’s strategic direction and translate this into financial strategies and implement enabling action plans

  • Proven track record in budgeting and cashflow management

  • Experience with business case development and feasibility analysis

  • Experience with KPI and performance reporting for a variety of stakeholders

  • Demonstrated experience with risk assessment & management

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team and manage one-off projects

  • Experience and ability to contribute as part of a senior leadership group

  • Demonstrated experience with sales forecasting and “what-if” scenario analysis

Office Manager JD_September 2022
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If this sounds like your next career move, apply via Seek ( or email your CV and cover letter to

We are offering a competitive salary and package for the right person.

Applications for this position will remain open until Monday 19 September 2022 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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