Finance Officer – 12 Month Fixed Term (Ref: 769)

Overlooking the Indian Ocean, Geraldton is a thriving regional city at the heart of Australia's Coral Coast. With a growing population of over 41,000 people it offers a wide range of services and activities. Geraldton is recognised as one of WA's key growth areas and the opportunities in this regional city are plentiful. You can be part of working with us to deliver the best for our community and this region.

The City of Greater Geraldton actively welcomes, includes and values the unique contributions of all people in its workplace. The City welcomes applications from all age groups, people with a disability, and those from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer with strong commitment to fitness for work and safety in the workplace.

About the position:

The City is looking for a passionate and experienced Finance Officer with strong Accounts Payable experience to provide excellent customer service, and efficient and timely payment of creditors. 

This role is also responsible for the regular maintenance and reconciliation of the creditors ledger.

This is a full time position on a 12 month fixed term contract.

Key accountabilities:

  • Full function Account Payable duties (process invoices, weekly payment run, bank and supplier reconciliations)
  • Assist with month end reports
  • Reporting and other ad hoc duties
  • Stakeholder engagement – internal & external
  • Assisting with Accounts Receivable, Payroll and other Finance functions as required

For further information and to view the position description, visit

To gain a better understanding of the role, please call Renee Doughty, Financial Accountant on (08) 9956 6994.

Position requirements:

The successful applicant must have a Diploma in Finance or Accounting (or lesser qualification with extensive experience), possess strong working knowledge of GST requirements and accounting principles, and have experience in a similar high-volume Finance Officer role. This position also requires highly developed attention to detail, time management and communication skills.

Completion of a pre-employment medical including alcohol and other substances testing is required of all positions at the City.

Remuneration and benefits:

A salary starting from $60,646 per annum or $30.6914 per hour will be offered dependent on knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications.

Some of the additional benefits of working for the City include:

  • Up to 18.5% Superannuation
  • 22 Annual Leave days
  • Health & Wellbeing Program
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Career opportunities
  • Study Assistance
  • Centrally located
  • Free parking

Interested in applying?

For information on how to apply for this position, visit the City’s website:

Applications close 4pm Monday 17 September 2018.

Ross McKim