Finance Officer


You will be playing a support role by undertaking standardised accounts processing in a high volume, continuously improving and maintaining, quality a

  • Based in the Darwin Support Office
  • Career progression opportuities
  • Salary sacrificing | 5 weeks annual leave
About the role
Working under the direction of the Accountant, you will play a key role in the continued success of the ALPA Finance department by providing all round support to internal stakeholders. Your sound understanding in finance processes will allow you to settle in your new fast-paced role while providing support to our remote teams in line with the ALPA values. In return you will have the opportunity to receive on-going mentoring and development, allowing you to grow your skills in a supportive and inclusive environment. 

About ALPA
We are the Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA) and our mission is to operate successful and responsible businesses emphasising local employment, training, career pathways, customer service, and safety.

Having been in operations for nearly 50 years, from humble beginnings, we have grown to be Australia's largest financially independent Indigenous corporation, employing over 1,000 employees across 27 remote locations throughout NT and QLD. We strive to improve the health, quality of life, and economic development of our members, giving primacy to their cultural heritage, dignity, and desire for opportunity and equality with their fellow Australians.

  • Assist internal customers in person, by telephone and in writing with processing, system familiarisation, and troubleshooting
  • Provide administrative support to the Finance Manager for projects 
  • Provide relief support to other Finance Officers as required 
  • Undertake daily, monthly, quarterly and end of year manual and electronic accounts receivable & accounts payable activities for an assigned area of the business
  • Undertake daily, monthly, quarterly and end of year debtor management activities including telephone contact, written contact, and internal reporting
  • Participate in the telephone system overflow roster, reception relief and in other shared corporate activities.
Skills and Experience
  • Undergraduate qualification in Commerce, Accounting or Business desirable 
  • 2 years’ experience in finance, payroll, bookkeeping, banking or similar
  • Experience in using electronic accounts processing software
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills including proficient written and oral communication skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Dynamics 365 is desirable
  • Salary sacrificing + 5 weeks annual leave +
  • Training and mentoring in financial soft skills & other areas  
  • Career progression opportunities
All applications will be treated confidentially and only those with the rights to work full time in Australia will be considered.

ALPA is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply. We also encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background to apply.