Alastair Chisnall

Alastair Chisnall

Assistant Accountant/Payroll 


Well rounded administrative professional recognized for making significant contributions to the coordination and organisation of office operations.  Highly motivated and resourceful Accounting Assistant proficient in both oral and written communication. Dedicated, loyal and enthusiastic leader with the ability to relate to a broad spectrum of personalities. Has in depth understanding of accounting processes and reporting, payroll, accounts receivable and payable, cash management and the ability to meet and exceed both external and internal customer needs.  Strategic thinker and problem solver with the competency to critically evaluate and test systems, processes and ideas.  Self-starter with a proven record of accuracy, confidentially and reliability in a wide variety of administration tasks and functions. Demonstrates important characteristics of flexibility, adaptability, willingness to learn and improve, honesty, integrity and trustworthiness.  


Married to Rachel with one son Oliver

Non Smoker

Key Skills

  • Customer Service
  • Team Leadership
  • Records Management
  • Process and System Testing
  • Payroll and IRD Compliance
  • Use of Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Payroll and Time Attendance Software; MYOB/Comacc, ACE, Kronos and ADI)
  • Accounting Processes and Reporting
  • Clerical Operations and Organisation
  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Work History

Work experience

Assistant Accountant/Payroll/Accounts Team Leader

Mar 2003 - Present
Mitre10 Mega Dunedin

The key responsibilities for this role are split into 3 areas;

Assistant Accountant - Responsible for the monthly preparation of accounts for both Jacks Group (Mitre 10 Mega Dunedin and Mosgiel Mitre 10) and Wanaka Mitre 10.  Help other members of staff with queries or errors that impact on the accuracy of accounts.  Once accounts are completed prepare report for Financial Controller and rest of Senior Management team on respective store performance and points of interest.

  • Check and complete final coding of monthly bank rec before uploading into accounting system via csv file.
  • Prepare and upload all other monthly journals
  • Completion of monthly Workpapers and investigation of discrepancies and fixing of miscodings in accounts.
  • Preparation of monthly performance report.
  • Filing of respective stores GST Returns when due

Payroll - Responsible for importing time and attendance data into Payroll and then making any necessary adjustments before paying staff.  Maintain leave entitlements and ensure all payroll related legislation is adhered to as well as filing all payroll data with IRD including Kiwisaver enrolments.  Also provide info for staff and government agencies when required per official requests while maintaining strict confidentially.

  • Oversee fortnightly time and attendance data transfer to Payroll for fortnightly payment of wages and make any necessary adjustment before payment is made.
  • Maintain employee records and leave entitlements with a high level of accuracy and confidentially.
  • File Employer Monthly Schedules, Employee Deductions (PAYE etc) and Kiwisaver with IRD and make necessary payments on time.
  • Complete official information requests from WINZ, IRD, ACC and provide info for employees when necessary.
  • Complete fortnightly wage reports for Management team.
  • Tweak wage reporting when necessary to meet changes in business structure.
  • Provide advice to Wanaka Mitre 10 and Jacks HR when necessary..

Accounts Zone Leader - Currently responsible for managing and mentoring a team of three who cover a range of administrative functions including accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash handling and discrepancy reporting, gift vouchers and vehicle maintenance.  This role has seen up to 6 direct reports and also included stock integrity and administration junior at different times.

  • Mentor team members and provide feedback and training including working with each team member on their individual performance development reviews.
  • Technical expert on administrative functions noted above.
  • Help customers with queries including lost dockets, missing or stolen gift vouchers and account transaction data.
  • Help Checkout team with ordering system problems and other day to day issues.

Sales Assistant/Checkout Operator

1997 - 2003
Jacks Mitre 10 (now trading as Mitre 10 Mega Dunedin)

Demonstrated proficiencies in Customer Service in a wide variety of departments during this role.  Trained and on occasions supervised Checkout staff when required during weekends and holidays.  




2002 - 2002
University Of Otago

BCom (Accounting & Economics)

1998 - 2001
University of Otago 


  • Family
  • Member of Albion Cricket Club
  • Member of Ariki Harriers and past Treasurer and committee member
  • Current Treasurer of Caversham Toy Library
  • Social Sports
  • Watching Sport
  • Music
  • Reading
  • Amateur Photography



Kay Solomon

HR Administrator

Mitre 10 Mega Dunedin

Phone : (03) 455 3344 Email: [email protected] 

Duncan Rae

Financial Controller

Mitre 10 Mega Dunedin

Phone: (03) 456 0004 Email: [email protected]