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Accounts Administrator - 20 hours per week

Would you like to join a dynamic and awesome group of people in a friendly environment to demonstrate and potentially develop your Accounting skills? 

The Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) provides a diverse range of services to its many student members at the University of Otago. An autonomous body with registered charity status and independence from the University, OUSA offers activities and support to students from our Recreation Centre, Radio One, Critic Magazine and Student Support Centre.

The role of Accounts Administrator at OUSA includes:

  • Processing of accounts payable and receivable, daily sales reconciliations, bank reconciliations, financial reporting,GST returns and general accounting duties as required (using Accredo)
  • Supporting the Chief Executive Officer in the provision of financial information to enable informed business decisions
  • Providing advice to departmental managers on financial issues and budget management
  • Keeping up-to-date with compliance requirements, legislation, and accounting standards

In addition to your accounting skills, you will need to be hard working, enthusiastic, open-minded and have a great sense of humour!

This role would suit a qualified Accounting Technician, a graduate or those working towards this qualification; we will happily provide development support for the right candidate.

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, please send your CV and cover letter along with a completed OUSA application form to the Association Secretary at secretary@ousa.org.nz by Wednesday 28 November 2018 at 4pm.


Orientation- Student Receptionist (2 positions available)

Are you interested in working within a dynamic fun atmosphere with many young students?  We are looking for two fun, hardworking people to work alongside staff and volunteers during Orientation 2019.

These positions are fixed term for the Orientation period 11-24 February 2019. Orientation Week is an annual one off event (18-24 February 2019), however the role will also include issuing wristbands and ticket sales the week prior to Orientation Week.

The employees will work shared shifts with other Receptionists.  The hours of employment will depend on which shifts the Orientation Receptionists are rostered onto, but a position will not be offered to anyone not available for training all day on Monday, February 11. The role requires flexibility for hours during busier and quieter periods and you must also be available to work Saturday 16 and Sunday 17.  (People not available for all of these days need not apply.)

The job involves selling and issuing of tickets and Orientation passes to incoming students and members of the public, dealing with inquiries from people newly arrived to campus. General reception duties, including the receipt and handling of lost property, assisting staff and executive as required, dealing effectively with students and members of the public, and using office equipment.

The candidates must be familiar with cash handling, know the campus environs well, be calm and friendly, work under stress, and work well with others.

Shortlisted applicants must be able to demonstrate they are able to fit in with the existing roster.

Applications close on Friday 16 November 2018 at 4pm.

Email CV, cover letter and application form to secretary@ousa.org.nz  or ring Donna 479 5331 for further information.


Clubs and Socs Night Services Coordinator
The OUSA Clubs and Societies is looking for a Night Services Coordinator (we’ve lost ours!). So if you’re a night owl sort of person, super organised, and customer service focused, then read on.

The evening and weekends is when the OUSA Clubs&Socs building really comes to life. We employ a team of six student receptionists and we're looking for an awesome coordinator to supervise them, and the building during nights and weekends.

The best person for this role is someone who is super reliable and organised, very much people orientated, full of personality with a good sense of humour, someone who can relate to and communicate with our students (great banter is a must), all mixed in with a smattering of self-motivation.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following experience and skills:

  • Two to three years-experience in customer service roles

  • One to two years-experience in human resources, operations or related disciplines

  • Understands the student environment and can engage effectively with students

  • Good knowledge of the campus and its immediate environs would be advantageous, ideally coupled with a good general knowledge of OUSA and our activities

  • Experience working in a reception area, along with cash handling experience and good reconciliation skills, would be an advantage

  • A valid Workplace First Aid Certificate, but if not, we OUSA will provide an opportunity to gain this qualification early on in your employment with us

  • High standards of professionalism, ethics and integrity

  • Computer literacy with basic MS Office skills

  • A full drivers licence would be an advantage

The hours of employment will be 31.25 hours per week Monday-Friday 4:30pm-10:45pm during Semester. Times change when we are on reduced hours during breaks. The position is permanent part-time, with a shut-down period from the end of the University of Otago academic year, early November until the start of Summer School, early January. There may be the possibility of additional hours between early November and mid-December, exact details will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Applications are to be sent to laurence@ousa.org.nz and should include a cover letter and C.V.

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Applications close date: Sunday, November 18th 2018


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