Work at Fairtrade

People are at the heart of what’s important at Fairtrade. Our people enable us to deliver more impact where it matters. 

While our regional offices are based in Australia and New Zealand our teams work extensively throughout Asia Pacific. We’re also connected with our colleagues around the world who support Fairtrade’s 1.65 million producers across 74 countries.

A career with Fairtrade could include anything from providing direct support to farmers and workers in developing countries, to helping promote the exciting work of Fairtrade or working alongside businesses to help put in place sustainable supply chains. We also have a team dedicated to ensuring the Fairtrade Mark is being used correctly and that our Standards are upheld.


Experienced Xero bookkeeper wanted to support our Auckland office

Fairtrade is a dynamic, consumer driven, international movement. It links disadvantaged producers in developing countries with businesses and consumers in the developed world. Fairtrade is about business and trade, not charity. Fairtrade ensures a fair price for globally traded products and supports disadvantaged producers to access markets, enabling them to provide for their families and invest in local community development. Sales of Fairtrade Certified products are growing rapidly in Australia and New Zealand and increasingly more businesses are signing up to use the Fairtrade Mark on their products. We are a not-for-profit charity a member of Fairtrade International. 

The Position:

We are seeking a part-time Finance Officer to maintain a small bookkeeping presence in our Auckland office to work with their Melbourne-based counterpart and our engaged outside accountancy. The position supports our New Zealand staff of about ten people and helps us maintain knowledge and expertise of local reporting needs for tax, charity and grant reporting purposes in New Zealand. 

The Requirements:

  • You are an experienced Xero bookkeeper who can start work immediately in our Takapuna office
  • You have patience, persistence and an open mind as you'll be working with Pacific finance systems that may differ greatly from New Zealand's
  • You are comfortable working with colleaugues remotely
  • Familiarity with non-profit reporting requirements in NZ would be advantageous but not necessary

The Tasks:

  • Scanning receipts and reconciling our ANZ Bank credit cards
  • Running fortnightly payroll for our NZ based staff 
  • Management of NZ supplier payment authorisations 
  • Running weekly supplier payments
  • Lodging PayE and GST 
  • Reconciliation of ANZ Bank transactions accounts

Hours and Additional Info:

The days of work are Wednesday and Friday each week. The first 90 days in the role, you'll need to work both days from the office. As you learn the systems, we are very open for one of those days to be worked remotely. 

Parking available.

Please send a CV through Seek at

In the cover letter, please mention the date you are available to start working and confirm that you are available to work on Wednesdays and Fridays. Questions about this position can be directed to: 

David Gonzalez

You may be interested in learning about volunteer and internship opportunities at Fairtrade ANZ.