Meet our Accounts Department! Our team manages all the financial functions of the Zoo Operations. This includes- mountains of incoming and outgoing mail, copious amounts of invoicing and payments, huge volumes of debtor accounts, supervising the cleaning and servicing of the constantly expanding Zoo Vehicle Fleet, and most importantly, processing the Australia Zoo team's superannuation and payroll… and so much more.
Chief Financial Officer
Jenny joined the Australia Zoo Accounts team in January 2011 following 15 years in the finance industry. Jenny has previously worked at 2 of the 4 largest professional services firms in the world where she specialised in accounting, taxation and business improvement across a range of industries.
Jenny's favourite animals are our Tassie Devils. Jenny grew up in Tasmania so these gorgeous little guys are especially close to her heart as they are timid and fragile in nature, yet very cheeky at the same time.
Senior Financial Account
Craig joined the Zoo Crew in April 2017. Having experience with global companies, Craig just loves working at Australia Zoo, and saying hello to all our animals is a real pleasure.
Tara started with Australia Zoo in September 2013, bringing her many years experience in the Accounts area. Tara's favourite animal is the Barking Owl with their beautiful eyes.
Outside of Australia Zoo, Tara enjoys going to the beach, photography and reading.
Tara has had a memorable experience in Borneo, cuddling the Orangutans.
Claire joined our Accounts Team in August 2012 as our Payroll Officer. Payroll is Claire's passion, having worked in this job role since leaving school, at various organisations including a strawberry farm and a reptile park.
Claire says that working at Australia Zoo is 'not your everyday office job' and loves getting to see our animals up close. She loves Koalas and says that they are 'cute and cuddly'.
When not at work Claire loves to spend time with her 3 children in the outdoors. Favourite activities include mountain biking, camping and 4WDing.
David joined the accounts team in July 2017 after previously working his way up the finance chain in banking. One day David decided that he was ready for a new and exciting challenge - so he joined the team at Australia Zoo! His favourite animals at the Zoo are the tigers as they are so majestic, and he enjoys watching them swimming and playing.
In his spare time, David enjoys spending time with his kids, camping and relaxing at the beach.
Accounts Payable Officer
Aleisha joined the Accounts team in September 2017. She's excited to work at Australia Zoo as she is proud to work for an organisation that is making a difference in wildlife conservation and has a passion for animals. Aleisha has tried a couple different lines of work, but found that she enjoys working in the accounts sector the most! She especially loves the red pandas, as they are so adorable with their long bushy tails and fiery colour. When Aleisha isn't hard at work with numbers, she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the beautiful Sunny Coast, reading books and walking with her dog.
With thousands of visitors from all over the world passing through the gates daily, all team members understand the importance of making a lasting impression to our patrons. A job at Australia Zoo is more than a vocation, it's a lifestyle - just ask any of our team members. Australia Zoo employees love animals and conservation, have an exceptional self-drive attitude towards work and of course, wear the world famous khaki uniforms with pride! You just have to walk around the Zoo to feel the electricity in the air. The atmosphere creates an exciting experience for all visitors and a dream workplace environment for all employees.
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