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Finance Officer - South Hedland

Kariyarra Aboriginal Corporation
  • South Hedland location 
  • Exciting role

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 Officer reports to and supports the Finance Manager and is required to process the corporations finance requirements including accounts payable, receivable, payroll, and general finance administration.

The Finance Officer supports the Finance Manager in accounting processes to ensure timely and accurate completion of internal reporting as well as the completion of daily responsibilities. 

Undertake general administrative tasks for the Corporation as directed by the Finance Manager.

Key responsibilities and duties:

Other responsibilities include:

  • Experience processing and reconciliation of accounts payable and receivable transactions including payroll and superannuation, and credit card process and approvals;
  • Checking correct coding and GST treatment of sales and purchase invoices;
  • Check and reconcile purchase orders against invoices and KAC purchase order register;
  • Collect and process timesheets in accordance with KAC policy, awards, and employee contracts; and
  • Reviewing, preparing, and processing payroll from source data for the Finance Manager to review with strict deadlines.

Other duties include:

  • Managing records and receipts;
  • Reconciling daily, monthly, and yearly transactions;
  • Processing invoices;
  • Providing customer service to members and service providers; and
  • Supporting general administrative duties across the office as directed by the Finance Manager.

Selection Criteria


  • Qualifications and/or experience in Bookkeeping and/or a related discipline;
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in an account processing role;
  • Ability to work in a busy environment and manage conflicting demands;
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Good data entry skills;
  • 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; and
  • High level interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive and productive relationships with members, major partners, and stakeholders.


  • Experience working with Aboriginal organisations and people.

Qualifications and experience required/to be maintained:

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

Location and conditions

The role will be based in South Hedland. A competitive salary package will be negotiated for the right person.

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

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