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.
Peter joined Australia Zoo in April 2006 , after many years in the banking/finance industry. He has lived in the local area for the past 15 years while continuing to enjoy the lifestyle/friendship offered by a country town feeling.
Pete continues to share his knowledge and experience while ensuring that Australia Zoo Group continues to grow and customers enjoy their experience.
Peter's hobbies include spending time with his precious family (which includes two loving daughters), playing golf, reading whilst maintaining an exercise program.
Hannah joined the zoo crew back in 2002 as a casual customer service attendant before transferring to our Accounts team a year later.
Hannah loves cats and has always had one as a pet at home. So it is no surprise that her favourite animals at Australia Zoo are our Big Cats, the Tigers and Cheetahs. Hannah loves working at the zoo so she can visit these magnificent animals everyday.
Kristyn joined our busy accounts crew in November 2011 after relocating to the Sunshine Coast from Melbourne.
Kristyn jumped at the chance to join our team so she could be involved in making a difference through the zoo's conservation efforts. Kristyn's favourite animals are our small clawed otters as they are so entertaining and full of mischief.
When not hard at work in the zoo, Kristyn loves the outdoors and often goes camping on weekends.
Bill joined the Zoo accounts team in 2004 coming from a banking background, and since then, has seen the Zoo expand immensely.
When not collating figures at his desk during the day, Bill enjoys visiting the bird aviary and small clawed asian otters where you can enjoy close interaction with the animals.
When the weekend arrives he enjoys keeping an eye on all the weekend sporting events especially the Rugby League and MotoGP.
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.
Tara started with Australia Zoo in September 2013. She has 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 Oragutans.
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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