Position Title: Accounting Technician
Role Status: Full Time – Permanent
Location: Maluafou – Samoa
Reports to: Finance Manager
Business Unit: Finance/Accounts
Date: 13 March 2017

Position Summary:

The job holder is responsible for supporting the company through the Finance Department in achieving the Department and Section’s objectives. 

Key Accountabilities and Results Areas

  • Assist in the analysis of Bluesky cash flow forecasts in order to facilitate project build
  • Operate the Project costing models and produce financial reports for analysis
  • The effective and efficient performance of duties including finance and accounting issues.

Major Responsibilities

  • Assist in maintaining up-to-date project records e.g. Project Proposal, Business Case etc, contracts & agreements.
  • Handle and resolve enquiries to do with project costing and ensure high standards of client service are provided
  • Maintain good working relationships with the various Bluesky cost centre departments, suppliers and key stakeholders.
  • Assist in maintaining relevant sections of the Accounting Manual, company policy and guidelines.
  • Maintain relevant databases, registers, accounting records and files
  • Prepare draft submissions, reports and correspondence
  • Assist with the development and presentation of project management financial reporting

Key Stakeholder Relationships

Internal Stakeholders:
  • Finance and all Departments
External Stakeholders:
  • Customers
  • Vendors
  • Suppliers

Key Requirements and Competencies

Qualifications/ Experience:
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting or related field OR
  • An equivalent of 4 years work experience in finance or accounts
Knowledge/ Skills /Ability: Essential

  • Experience in operating computerised accounting systems
  • Knowledge of corporations administrative, budgetary and accounting procedures
  • Knowledge of and experience with databases, spreadsheets and word processing, and computerized accounting systems
  • Ability to interpret legislation (Public Bodies Act 2001, Companies Act, Public Finance Managment Act 2001 & other relevant legislation), company policies, company accounting manual and guidelines

Desirable

  • Good problem solving skills
  • Ability to organise and co-ordinate tasks and meet deadlines
  • Good supervisory skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate clearly in person and writing in both Samoan and English
  • Good interpersonal skills including the ability to create and maintain good working relationships internally and externally
Organisational Competencies:
  • Customer Service – Treats all customers courteously; is responsive to customer requests and elicits feedback from them to monitor their satisfaction; considers both the short and long-term interests of the customer in making service decisions; proactively identifies customer needs and takes responsibility for resolving customer complaints in a timely manner.
  • Learning Agility – Demonstrates a personal learning orientation; seeks and constructively uses feedback to build on strengths and manage weaknesses; is curious and shares learning, and in doing so creates an expectation in others to seek and learn from experiences.
  • Building Collaborative Relationships – Exhibits an ability to cooperate and collaborate with colleagues across Telecom to achieve shared goals; develops and maintains a range of internal and external networks to meet organisational objectives; looks for opportunities to support colleagues.
  • Self Management – Sets personal goals in line with business unit plans; takes responsibility for prioritising own work; looks for opportunities to improve performance; is passionate about achieving results.
  • Continuous Improvement – Looks for opportunities to apply continuous improvement practices / principles in their work area; responds to suggestions from others; applies new learning so as to improve individual and team performance.

Compliance

Business Compliance:

Ensure a sound understanding and

  • demonstrate commitment to and comply with all legislation and Bluesky policy relevant to the role and all activities undertaken in the role
  • ethical performance in an effort to maintain a high standard of conduct expected and deserved by our customers and to enable the Company to continue to offer its services and comply with our Bluesky Code of Ethics and Conduct.
Health and Safety:
  • Undertake all work in a safe manner and follow all company and workplace health and safety procedures
  • Identify new hazards and advise manager or workplace Health and Safety representative/coordinator within 24 hours of identification
  • Accurately report incidents and accidents to manager or workplace Health and Safety representative/coordinator as soon as possible.

Vision, Purpose, Values, & Way

Our Vision Our Purpose Our Values The Bluesky Way

To be the most recognised

and preferred company for

connecting our Pacific

communities around the

world.

We apply technology and

service excellence to

advance and improve the

lives of our customers

  • Customer first
  • Team work
  • Integrity
  • Passion
  • Positive attitude and smile!

We take ownership and

always do our best for

customers.

We respect and support

each other.