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Accounts Administrator - Mt Messenger Bypass

  • New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Fixed Term

The NZ Transport Agency along with its delivering agency the Mt Messenger Alliance, is constructing a new section of SH3, between Uruti and Ahititi to the north of New Plymouth in Taranaki which is located entirely within the rōhe of Ngāti Tama. This new section of SH3 will bypass the existing approximately 7.4km steep, narrow and winding section of highway at Mt Messenger.

Downer has been designing, building and sustaining New Zealand’s infrastructure for over a century and is a leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. With over 12,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies. Our commitment to building long term relationships and supporting our customers with high calibre services and solutions; the talents of our people; and consistent excellence in operational delivery sets us apart.

We are looking for an experienced Accounts Payable Administrator to join our project to ensure accounts administration functions within the project commercial team  are carried out to a consistently high standard and in accordance with Alliance policy and business systems. Time management will be key, this person will need to self-driven, prioritise their workload and ensure project deadlines are effectively and efficiently achieved.

About the role:

This is a full time position which will be based initially in New Plymouth, that will move out to Mt Messenger as the project progresses. As the Accounts Payable Administrator, you will support the project with processing, data entry and month end procedures within the Alliance.  


  • Process supplier invoices in accordance with Alliance Policy
  • Assisting the Alliance accountant with the monthly claim
  • Assist with project timesheet entry
  • Setting up new suppliers
  • Raising and reviewing purchase orders
  • Speedscan queries
  • Reviewing vouchers
  • Payment requests from suppliers
  • Dealing with supplier queries in JDE
  • Ensuring appropriate coding in line with Project policies
  • Obtain approvals of direct/AP invoices
  • Prepare monthly accrual list invoice in conjunction with the project accountant
  • Provide information to the auditors in conjunction with the project accountant

 About you:

  • Experience in accounts payable
  • Must have a confident and friendly approach.
  • Must be flexible and willing to travel out to project site each day
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, accounting software and competent IT skills
  • Some knowledge of Finance systems and document control would be an advantage.
  • Current drivers license


In return we offer:

A commitment to enhancing your skills and grow your career.  As Downer have a large national and international presence, when you join Downer you are setting yourself up for a very solid career ahead. 

To apply for this role please go to and search for reference number 596728. The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test & medical.

The Downer NZ Recruitment office will be closed from Friday, 23 December 2022 and we will be back on deck on Monday, 9 January 2022.   If you submit an application during this period, please note that we will review your details and update you upon our return.  Wishing you a safe and festive holiday season.




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