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Accounts Payable Assistant

Date: 26-Feb-2023

Location: Aprilia, LT, IT

Company: Zespri Group Limited

About Zespri


Zespri is the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit with over 800  people in New Zealand and throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.

We  help people, communities and the environment thrive through the goodness of kiwifruit. We sit at the heart of an interconnected industry working with 2,800 growers in New Zealand and 1,500 growers in Italy, France, Greece, South Korea and Japan. We supply the world’s healthiest little superfruits to people in more than 50 countries. We are fruit on a mission.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. We commit to guardianship; putting people, the community, and the environment first. We are results-driven, challenging ourselves to grow and deliver better value. We cultivate personal connections, listening and acting with empathy and humility – and treating each other better for it.

We are growing quickly, driven by our success in engaging more and more consumers and by offering the world’s best kiwifruit 12 months of the year. We have bold ambitions and aim to grow sales from approximately $3 billion in 2018 to $4.5 billion by 2025.

To achieve our goals, we’re empowering our people to achieve their goals, designing our work for wellbeing, through flexible work practices and self-leadership.

We have bold ambitions for the future and we want all of our people to live and perform at their best.


About The Role


The Accounts Payable Assistant is broadly responsible for supporting the Finance Team in the International Production team based in Aprilia for the terms of the assignment. This is a fix term opportunity till 31st of March of 2024. 
Specific accountabilities include: 

  • Day-to-day follow up of inbound supplier invoices; 
  • Day-to-day follow up of the AP mailbox; 
  • Respond to requests from internal/external stakeholders; 
  • Checking and archiving the travel expense documentation
  • Grower’s contract maintenance
  • Back-up of colleagues.




Day-to-day follow up of inbound supplier invoices:

  • Process incoming invoices (PO/non-PO related) for all entities managed in the Region.
  • Follow up of invoices with issues;
  • Check accuracy of data on the invoices (correct VAT application, bank account, issued to correct company, …)
  • Support the company’s various administrative cycles as required
  • Support financial queries


Day-to-day follow up of the AP mailbox:

  • Follow up and respond to requests from suppliers or internal stakeholders (request for information on invoices from internal departments, overdue invoices, account balance confirmations)
  • Creation of new suppliers or update of existing supplier master data;


Qualifications & Experience


  • Qualifications in accounting;
  • Fluent in Italian and English, both written and spoken
  • Preferably 1-2 years of experience in AP;
  • Knowledge/experience of VAT (both domestic and foreign) is a plus 
  • Experience in SAP financial modules is a plus 
  • Uncompromising integrity and business ethics 

What's In It For You

  • Competitive overall remuneration package.
  • FlexWELL flexible work ethos
  • Global Life and Permanent Disability Insurance.
  • Group Medical Insurance benefits.



Zespri will not accept applications or contact from any temporary staffing agency, placement service or professional recruiter for this vacancy (“Agency”).


Where Zespri requires the support of an agency to fulfil a vacancy, we will proactively seek this support from our network of Agencies.  We respectfully ask that you do not contact Zespri or any of its affiliates/employees regarding vacancies, and reserve the right not to reply.


Zespri will not be responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions or other payments related to such unsolicited resumes.