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Finance Manager - Perth / South Hedland

Kariyarra Aboriginal Corporation
  • South Hedland or Perth location (negotiable)
  • Exciting Senior role
  • Housing allowance and benefits and much more

New Opportunities!

The Kariyarra Aboriginal Corporation (the KAC, ICN 8355) is a relatively new Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC), which is currently expanding its workforce to accommodate new and exciting roles to support the Kariyarra People in managing their native title rights and interests. These new roles will give great opportunities to those who wish to embrace regional opportunities and help make a difference to the lives of the Kariyarra People.

Living and working in the Hedland area will allow you to engage with the Kariyarra Traditional Owners and to be part of a rich cultural life. Local beaches and recreational activities create a unique lifestyle and family life that one can not find in a city environment.

About the Kariyarra People

The Kariyarra People mainly live in the towns of Port and South Hedland, as well as neighbouring towns and communities in the Pilbara and Kimberley region including Roebourne, Karratha and Broome in the north-west of Western Australia. Kariyarra country is bound by Ngarla country to the northeast, Nyamal to the east, Palyku to the southeast, Panyjima to the south and Ngarluma to the west.

The KAC is the PBC which holds native title in trust for the Kariyarra People, who are the native title holders of the land and waters covering approximately 17,354 sq km of Australia.

The Kariyarra Determination Area is home to places of special significance to the Kariyarra People, including ceremonial and mythological sites, petroglyphs, archaeological and historic sites of significance as well as other topographic features including permanent pools, major river and estuarine systems such as the Yule and Turner Rivers and natural resources. 

About the Position

The Finance Manager is to maintain accurate and auditable financial records and ensure compliance with external reporting and regulatory requirements including Australian tax office reporting requirements. 

The Finance Manager participates in monthly and year end accounting processes to ensure timely and accurate completion of internal and external reporting as well as the completion of daily responsibilities. The Finance Manager holds responsibility for ensuring the integrity of the configuration and data in the Xero system. 

Take charge of the financial health of KAC by administering accounting operations that meet legal requirements. This position will manage accounting activities, including bank reconciliations, accounts payable and accounts receivable. The position is responsible for the day-to-day management of our financial transactions and procedures. This role is supported by a Finance Officer.

Undertake general administrative tasks for the Corporation as directed by the CEO.

Key responsibilities and duties:

Other responsibilities include:

  • Experience processing and reconciliation of all business transactions, including debtors, creditors, payroll and superannuation, and credit card process and approvals;
  • Maintenance of asset register and related processes (e.g., capitalisation, depreciation, amortisation, disposals, revaluation and impairment);
  • Manage month end and support year end process including accruals, provision, and balance sheet reconciliations;
  • Produce month end financial reports for Board in timely manner (excluding commentary);
  • Proactively manage banking arrangements. (e.g., monitoring bank balances to ensure sufficient cash is available in the operating account to pay bills when due, and monitoring cash flows and term deposit movement);
  • Reviewing, preparing and lodging payroll from source data with strict deadlines;
  • Consistent application of external determinations and awards and internal procedures to ensure the correct payment of salary, fees, allowances and leave entitlements;
  • Checking year-end payroll for completeness and accuracy and lodging income statements;
  • Checking correct coding and GST treatment of sales and purchase invoices; and
  • Preparation and lodgement of business activity statement, fringe benefit tax return and other Australian tax office reporting requirements.

Other duties include:

  • Preparation of budgets and financial reports;
  • Managing records and receipts;
  • Reconciling daily, monthly, and yearly transactions;
  • Preparing balance sheets;
  • Oversight of processing invoices;
  • Establish accounts with providers of goods and services;
  • Developing an in-depth knowledge of organisational products and processes
  • Providing customer service to members and service providers;
  • Resolve financial disputes raised by members or suppliers;
  • Being a key point of contact on financial and accounting matters;
  • Briefing the CEO in all financial matters; and
  • Supporting general administrative duties across the office as directed by the CEO.

Selection Criteria


  • A tertiary degree in Accounting, Bookkeeping and/or a related discipline;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a finance manager role;
  • Ability to work in a busy environment and manage conflicting demands;
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy;
  • High level organisational skills and ability to consistently follow-through on tasks;
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively under pressure;
  • Work as a member of a team with a shared vision;
  • Experience in use of computer software such as Microsoft Office, Xero, internet, and email;
  • A current Western Australia Driver’s Licence;
  • High level interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive and productive relationships with members, major partners, and stakeholders; and
  • Managing accounting systems and processes.


  • Experience working with Aboriginal organisations and people.

Qualifications and experience required/to be maintained:

  • Working with children check;
  • Provide a National Police check; and

Location and conditions

The role will be preferably based in the Hedland area however other locations such as Karratha or Perth will be considered. A generous salary package including housing allowances and benefits will be negotiated for the right person.

next steps

For further information and to obtain a full job description please email Jodie Rowell at jrowell@hmsolutions.com.au, using the subject line: Finance Manager - Perth / South Hedland enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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