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Graduate Accountant / Bookkeeper

Carers WA

About Carers WA

Carers WA is the peak body representing the needs and interests of carers in Western Australia and is part of a national network of Carers Associations providing a range of support services, supporting Carers across Western Australia. Carers provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have disability, mental illness, a chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged.

About the Opportunity:

This is a fantastic opportunity for a recent or upcoming accounting graduate to step into a role where you will be guided and developed by a committed team of professionals, to receive well-rounded and diverse exposure to a range of accounting and payroll processes. While this role is a Graduate position, our ideal candidate will be ambitious and self-motivated, with a keen interest in progressing within the company in time.

Working directly with CFO you will play a key role in assisting members of the finance team and other departments with all their transactional finance needs and enquiries. You will work with a focus on engagement and will be required to build key stakeholder relationships and provide high quality customer service to meet the needs of a diverse range of people. This position will also give you an exposure of end-to-end payroll processing.

In return this role will provide you with a large amount of industry experience, working in a dynamic head office environment, with a great group of Executives and team members. This role is the perfect opportunity for a graduate to step into a role where they will be provided career development and growth opportunities, where your developed ability to be efficient and finding smarter ways of doing tasks will ensure your future.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Performing data entry of supplier invoices into the accounting system, ensuring all supplier invoices are matched to an appropriately authorised purchase order.
  • Ensuring appropriate GST treatment for all purchasing transactions.
  • Reconciliation of creditor statements.
  • Coordinate new supplier verifications process and creation of new suppliers in the system.
  • Regular review of the open purchase order list, and subsequent liaising with staff to ensure the list is well maintained, and purchase orders are closed in a timely manner.
  • Development and continued improvement of process documentation.
  • Assist finance team with end of month accrual, prepayments, and other end of month journals.
  • Learn and process fortnightly payroll processing including salary sacrifice and superannuation payments
  • Assist CFO and Accountant in preparation of Statutory Reporting, external audits and the annual budgeting process
  • Ad hoc duties as directed by CFO

Essential Selection Criteria

This position will suit someone with experience in data entry, a keen interest in financial management and excellent attention to detail. Additionally, the key to your success will be your demonstrated experience in the following:

  • Be a highly detailed and eager with up to 1 years’ experience relevant to the role.
  • Recent (or upcoming) Accounting graduate with a course weighted average of 65% or higher
  • High levels of customer service across a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Experience with use of major software packages including XERO accounting software.
  • Attention to detail, accurate data entry skills, and an ability to maintain clear and accurate documentation.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, both with and without direct supervision.
  • Can do attitude, result- oriented, team player
  • Well-tuned organisational skills and an ability to use sound judgement when prioritising tasks.
  • A tertiary qualification in Accounting
  • Ability to work outside of set hours on occasion, as required
  • Police clearance issued within the past 3 months

Please note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Applications must include a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, Curriculum Vitae and contact details of two professional referees.

Carers WA reserve the right to begin the recruitment process and withdraw the position prior to the close date/time.

Carers WA supports a zero-harm workplace culture to all internal and external stakeholders.

Carers WA strives for diversity, inclusion, and equality of our community. We seek a workforce that is representative of the communities we work in. We encourage people of all cultures, gender, age, sexual orientation, or abilities to apply.

Carers WA is a Carer Friendly Workplace.

To learn more about working with Carers WA, we encourage you to visit our website.

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