Accounts Officer – Hamilton

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Full time permanent position

This is an exciting time to be joining James & Wells.  We are a specialist intellectual property firm that is rapidly expanding in New Zealand and Australia.  We are looking for an Accounts Officer to join our small finance team, which is an integral part of our Corporate Services Team. While the position will be based in our Hamilton office, the role will provide support to our New Zealand and Australian teams and clients.

You will be responsible for the accounts receivable function and the day-to-day processing of financial transactions.  A key part of this role involves debtor management processes and queries, including liaising with our clients.  Other key duties include:

  • banking and bank reconciliation;
  • completing accounts receivable month end procedures;
  • processing financial accounting records for our debtors; and
  • processing and transfer of Trust Account inwards payments.

Your experience and attributes

We are looking for someone with previous experience in an accounting team, with a focus on accounts receivables. You will also need to have a good understanding of accounting principles.

As well as being the right fit for our Accounts Team, you will need to show you can:

  • prioritise and manage time;
  • provide solutions and think outside the square;
  • build relationships with clients and staff;
  • work accurately and autonomously;
  • have excellent communication skills; and
  • be more than competent in Microsoft Office Suite.

About James & Wells

James & Wells is a leading and privately owned Australasian firm of patent and trade mark attorneys, intellectual property specialists and litigators. We are locally grown and locally owned.  With offices across New Zealand and Australia, we provide a full suite of intellectual property services in both countries, as well as the Pacific Islands.

Our success as a firm is based on our culture of working well together to create the best results for our clients.  We value collegiality, openness, and a sense of humour, and offer a FLEX programme that balances work and life to meet individual needs.

How to apply

Apply for this position via SEEK with a current CV and well-written cover letter that will capture our interest.

Only people with the right to work in New Zealand may apply for this position.