Vacant Positions/Employment Opportunities

ACCOUNTANT AND PAYROLL PROCESSING CONTRACTOR

Olympia Gymnastic Sports (OGS) is one of the largest and most successful gymnastics clubs in New Zealand. OGS, showed futuristic and leading foresight in its decision to amalgamate four Canterbury clubs (Avon City Gymnastics, Kudos Rhythmic Academy, Aerials Trampoline and Kings Gymnastics) in the year 2000, culminating in the move into the Wigram Gymnasium on 1st July 2003.

The Sports Hub of OGS provides gymnastic and movement related programmes for both its membership and the wider community (Schools, Pre-Schools, At Risk Youth, Autism NZ, OSCAR providers, Holiday Programmes, Home School groups along with Dance groups, Snowboard/Ski spatial awareness training).

The club’s strategic plan is based on the vision: Gymnasts achieving at their highest level through GSNZ pathways; and the mission: Providing quality gymnastic and sport related programmes and facilities that develop and grow community participation, supporting pathways to achievement at all levels.

OGS’s objective is to promote excellence in gymnastics sports, with coaches focused on fostering highly successful athletes whilst still retaining a safe, positive environment and offering opportunities for participants at all levels. Olympia also hosts the majority of gymnastic competitions in Christchurch (many being large, regional and international qualifying competitions).

The club is governed by a board of directors, who hold skills in planning, personnel, facility management, marketing, finance and international gymnastics.

The Club’s core values spell SPIRIT. That is; Safety, Perseverance, Inclusiveness, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork. These values are reinforced in the clubs’ work and are seen throughout all aspects of the club. Whether it is the coach reinforcing these values with the athletes through training, parent volunteers giving up their time to provide a competition for the athletes or the management team who work tirelessly to ensure the efficient and effective operations of the club, these values are visible in the behaviours and attitudes of our people.

We are seeking a contractor with a solid background in practical accounting processes and payroll processing.  The successful contractor will be familiar with the usual reconciliations and will have extensive experience which will enable them to identify and quickly resolve accounting queries and out of balance situations.  This position would suit someone with an Accounting Technician or equivalent qualification who has worked in a Chartered Accountant’s office and / or business environment.  A detailed and extensive knowledge of Xero and preferably MYOB payroll (although with extensive payroll experience MYOB payroll can be learned) is required.  We use Friendly Manager as our front end software platform which integrates with Xero, and training will be provided as required.

This role requires flexible hours up to approximately 50 hours per month.  Much of the role can be completed from your home at a time that suits you, so a reliable and fast internet connection is required.

The tasks to be completed include the following:

  • Reviewing and confirming bank reconciliations
  • Reviewing transaction coding completed by administration staff
  • Completing fortnightly payroll and IRD filing requirements
  • Assisting administration staff and manager with any accounting queries
  • Completing 2 monthly GST Returns and filing with IRD
  • Compiling financial statements, records and workpapers for auditors
  • Completion of 2 monthly financial reports for the Board
  • Reporting to the Manager and Finance Director
  • Any other financial tasks that may be required from time to time as required

If you have the skills and qualities we are looking for, have a “can do” attitude and would like to work with our friendly team, please send your CV and introduction letter to manager@olympia.org.nz before 5pm on Wednesday 21st August 2019.

Rhythmic Gymnastics Senior Coach - Full Time

We are seeking a Senior Rhythmic Coach to start in Term 2 or 3 of 2019.

The position is 30-35 hours per week being a combination of evenings and day times throughout the week, coaching and rhythmic administration.  These hours form part of a comprehensive coaching timetable for our National levels and, assistance in, our International programmes.   The successful applicant is preferred to have experience working from development levels through to level 10/senior and/or international programmes, choreography experience, relevant qualifications in sport/exercise science as well as current RG coaching qualifications (Senior RG Coach GymSports New Zealand and/or equivalent international qualification) and a current first aid certificate (Olympia can assist with this as well as ongoing coach education).  Judging qualifications would be an asset.  Applicants must hold the necessary work visa to legally work in New Zealand, Olympia can supply supporting documentation if required.   

You will be working as a part of a larger team; leading, collaborating and implementing the national programme and ensuring all rhythmic programmes at Olympia are delivered with excellence.  A full job description is available upon request.

To apply please send your letter of application and curriculum vitae to manager@olympia.org.nz by 10 May 2019.  If you require further information and a copy of the job description please telephone Kathryn Searle, General Manager, on +643 3446060 or +64 210642342.

Junior Levels Rhythmic Coach - Part Time

Olympia has an up and coming vacancy in our junior levels programme (commencing end May).  Are you an ex rhythmic gymnast, moved  to or living in Christchurch for University, seeking part time employment, have a desire to give back to the sport, miss the interactions with like minded coaches and girls .... then this job is for you.  Approximately 9 hours per week.  Gymnastics New Zealand qualifications an advantage, however Olympia will assist any dedicated coach with qualification opportunities through GNZ's education framework.

You will be working as a part of a larger team; collaborating and implementing the national programme and ensuring all rhythmic programmes at Olympia are delivered with excellence.  A full job description is available upon request.

To apply please send your letter of application and curriculum vitae to manager@olympia.org.nz by 10 May 2019.  If you require further information and a copy of the job description please telephone Kathryn Searle, General Manager, on +643 3446060 or +64 210642342.