Accounts Payable Officer

Hours: Full time 38 hours per week, 12 month maternity leave contract

Location: Fitzroy

Applications close: Wednesday 29 March 2017 5pm

An exciting opportunity exists for an Accounts Payable Officer to be responsible for the payment of accounts, general ledger reconciliations and other general accounting duties.

Summary of program and its objectives

The Brotherhood’s Finance Department has responsibility for providing high quality information and advice to all levels of the organisation plus developing and achieving best practice for the Finance function. This includes facilitating the Risk Management Framework.

The Finance Department is responsible for the preparation of timely and accurate financial information, maintaining a strong system of internal control and facilitating the management of the organisation’s financial resources in an effective and sustainable way.

Main responsibilities of the role

The Accounts Payable Officer is responsible for the payment of Brotherhood accounts, general ledger reconciliations and other general accounting duties.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • demonstrated knowledge of the accounts payable function and experience in a similar role
  • proven experience in the processing of financial transactions with the ability to respond to requests in an effective and timely manner within a fast paced environment
  • well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships and liaise across all levels both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • demonstrated knowledge and competency in accounting systems, preferably Landmark and Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word and Outlook
  • demonstrated ability to review and interpret numerical information ensuring that attention is paid to details in line with audit, GST, ATO and regulatory requirements
  • well-developed time management and organisational skills including the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • ability to work independently and effectively within a team to achieve outcomes
  • thorough and analytical in approach to tasks with the ability to resolve problems and make appropriate recommendations
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.

This is a full time, maximum term position of 12 months (maternity leave cover) working 38 hours per week, salary will be in the range of $51,316 to $55,015 pro rata per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

For further information about the role please view the Accounts Payable Officer position description (PDF, 267kb) or phone Lou Lejuge on (03) 9483 1378.

To apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire »

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)

Applications Close: Wednesday 29 March 2017 5pm

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety.

Application process

In making an application for a position at the Brotherhood all applicants must:

  • read the position description
  • provide a brief cover letter
  • complete the application process as specified in the vacancy. Failure to complete the application process as specified in the vacancy may result in rejection of your application.
  • provide a current resume outlining your work history, details of any relevant qualifications and licences and two referees, either current or most recent Manager. Applicants may be required to provide evidence of qualifications or licences at interview. Further assessments may include skills testing, presentations or psychometric testing.

Applicants not shortlisted for interview will be contacted as soon as practicably possible. 

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Police and Working With Children Checks

The Brotherhood works with children, youth and vulnerable people and requires all staff to undertake a Police Check and, where applicable, a Working with Children check, prior to commencement. A person's criminal history does not automatically exclude an individual from working or volunteering at the Brotherhood. Police Checks are administered and paid for by the Brotherhood. 

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Please note:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • For more information or assistance with your application, please contact the Human Resources Team on (03) 9483 2444 or email: recruitment(at) 
  • The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like some more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application please contact our recruitment team at recruitment(at) or visit Jobs at the Brotherhood on our website.

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