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Accounting Technician

Join us, and deliver Great Law for New Zealand
  • Be inspired by challenging, diverse and meaningful work
  • Work in the centre of central government
  • Enjoy a great location close to the Botanic Gardens, Lambton Quay and the waterfront

The Parliamentary Counsel Office (PCO) plays a critical role in developing and publishing New Zealand’s legislation. Our vision of Great Law for New Zealand underpins everything we do. We work across government agencies to deliver legislation that is fit for purpose, constitutionally sound, and accessible.

The work we do is challenging, diverse, and integral to the lives of New Zealanders. There’s no other place like it.

The team

The People, Services and Delivery group is a newly refreshed team supporting the organisation with services including HR, Finance, Procurement, Information Management, Operations, and Risk & Assurance. We are collaborative, aspirational, and connected by our firm focus on supporting people to shape the future of New Zealand’s law. We work to build strong and resilient relationships across the business to achieve strong engagement and effective partnerships.

We’re building a group of talented, committed professionals who consistently deliver high-quality outcomes for the business.

The role

The largest team within our PSD group is the finance, procurement and services team which, like several areas of the organisation, is undergoing a significant refresh. With new finance and payroll systems being implemented, we’re looking for a flexible, broadly-skilled, accounting practitioner to manage accounting and payroll processing and beyond. Typical duties include:

  • processing payables & receivables
  • creating & running reports (cost-centre and month-end amongst others)
  • payroll processing, forecasting, procurement/contracts management
  • using financial acumen to provide insights behind the reports.

We need a self-starter who is able to set up and run processing and reporting schedules, own tasks to completion, collaborate with colleagues in the team. You won’t be too proud to do the trivial alongside the interesting work and will provide operational support to the Finance, Procurement and Services Manager. Ideally you will have experience with the TechOne Finance System, along with NZ Government financial processes.

Our culture

Located across the road from Parliament, PCO offers you a fascinating insight into Aotearoa’s legislation.

Our workplace encourages ambition and high performance - where diversity is welcomed, and where you can be rewarded with the satisfaction of delivering. Our small size allows you to be exposed to broad opportunities and grow your skills along the way.

We offer a range of resources to support your wellbeing such as 5 weeks annual leave, access to fitness opportunities, discounted health insurance and eye tests.


Applications must include a completed PCO application form, a CV, and a letter of application.

How to apply »

For more about the role, see the job description (PDF 254KB) »

Applications close 11 July 2022, however please note that suitable candidates may be interviewed and confirmed prior to the close date.

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