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Accounts Assistant

Advertiser: ADACASMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
12 Oct 2020
Work Type
Accounting, Accounts Officers/Clerks
  • Location: Unit 14, 6 Gritten Street, Weston A.C.T.
  • Term: Part-Time (20hrs/week – 6 month contract)
  • Remuneration: SCHADS Award Level 3 (($61,583, - $66,508pa pro rata)
  • 9.5% superannuation
  • Salary sacrificing opportunities


The ACT Disability Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS) is a human-rights focused organisation, which will celebrate its 30th year of operation in 2021. ADACAS currently employs around 25 staff.


Accounts staff are primarily responsible for management of ADACAS finances, up to financial management reporting, under the supervision of the Finance Officer, who in turn support the Business Manager in many of the operational functions that promote the smooth running of the office. Communication skills will be important as liaising with external parties including suppliers, and on-going internal correspondence is heavily relied upon.

ADACAS’ client base include people with disability, people experiencing mental ill-health, older people, and carers, therefore a professional mien is essential to this role. As ADACAS is a community organisation, developing a basic knowledge of the community sector will also be required.

Accounts staff will seek to improve the quality of their work through an ethos of continuous improvement via reflective practice, training and education provided internally and externally to ADACAS.


Accounts Payable (AP)

  • Check supplier invoices and expense claims for accuracy, appropriateness, and correct account coding.
  • Ensure that invoices are correctly approved for payment.
  • Enter in all AP invoices and processing weekly/fortnightly payment runs.
  • Maintain AP ledger ensuring no long overdue amounts.
  • Point-of-contact for general suppliers’ enquiries.
  • Maintain appropriate hard copy files of all current period documentation and archive previous period documentation.

Accounts Receivable

  • Receipt all payments received through MYOB.
  • Manage debtors (mainly NDIS) and follow up outstanding money owed.
  • Maintain AR ledger ensuring no long overdue amounts.
  • Maintain appropriate hard copy files of all current period documentation and archive previous period documentation.

Accounts Assistance

  • Support the Business Manager/Finance Officer in completing bank reconciliations and simple month-end journals.
  • Review accuracy of information required for all financial transactions on an ongoing basis.
  • Where applicable, assist with analysis of data to identify efficiencies, cost controls and improved business practices.

Please call ADACAS on (02) 6242 5060 or email, using the subject line: Accounts Assistant enquiry via for the candidate information pack, including the full position description and selection criteria.


The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Which of the following accounting packages are you experienced with?

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