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Accounts Payable Officer - Flexible Location

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • 12 Month Maximum Term Contract

About the Organisation

Make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Australians with this unique opportunity to provide both corporate expertise and community support. With a focus on people, not profit, Life Without Barriers’ corporate services team partners with our direct support staff, clients, and their families to ensure we continue our mission to change lives for the better.  If a truly inclusive, collaborative, and fast-paced work environment sounds like your next career move, this is an opening not to be missed.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.  

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

This is a fast paced, dynamic role within a growing and transforming organisation within our Shared Services Team.  You will be responsible for processing supplier invoices and other forms of expense payments, accurately and efficiently, ensuring the timely payment of creditors and other suppliers.

This is a 12 month maximum term contract, location flexible.

Key Responsibilities

  • Payments to suppliers in accordance with terms of trade
  • Payments for carers
  • Direct debits and returns on the bank statement
  • Petty cash transactions, utilities and client payments
  • EFT and cheque payments in accordance with established payment terms and cycles
  • Perform reconciliation of accounts on a monthly basis
  • Review transactions to ensure correct calculation, coding and processing
  • Complete month end reporting
  • Assist with database maintenance and filing

Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in an Accounts Payable position in a large organisation 
  • Experience with large ERP systems
  • Demonstrated experience in providing timely and accurate customer service and support in a high transactional environment
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders including peers, employees, Managers, and external organisations
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills to respond to customer enquiries and requests from stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office suite of programs, for example Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills with a positive can-do attitude

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).


  • Join a transforming organisation
  • Great tax benefits and rostered days off
  • 12 month maximum term contract role, location flexible.

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts.

For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Debra Neil at recruitment@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Accounts Payable Officer - Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs. 

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exemption certificate.  You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA) 

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