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Employment Opportunity - Accounts Officer


Location: Civic Centre   Occupation: Finance   Division: Corporate & Performance - Financial

$90,678.64 (including Port Hedland Allowance)

  • Career opportunity without the stress and commute of the city
  • Great employee benefits to attract the right candidates
  • Full time permanent position

An opportunity has become available for a motivated and experienced individual to join a dynamic and friendly team as the Accounts Officer within the Corporate & Performance Directorate. 

Our ideal applicant will have excellent time management skills, high attention to detail and ability to communicate with all levels within the organisation and external suppliers. The Accounts Officer will be responsible for; accurate processing of all creditor invoices and payments, all debtor accounts, ensuring approved trading terms are met and that credit checks are completed, monitoring payments and following up overdue accounts ensuring compliance with the Town of Port Hedland policies & procedures.

The position will be based in Port Hedland, a town of rich heritage, spectacular landscapes, friendliness, a diverse and embracing community and relaxed lifestyle. As the largest bulk export port in the world, the town is home to global resource leaders and is significant to the national interest.

The preferred candidate will have previous experience in a similar role, hold a Tertiary qualification in Accounting and will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Tertiary qualification in Accounting or related discipline
  • Current ‘C’ class manual driver’s license
  • National Police Clearance

What the Town of Port Hedland Offers

In addition to the salary, our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Six weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading
  • Wellness program includes discounted gym membership and pool membership
  • Superannuation co-contribution scheme
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Family oriented and lifestyle supportive working conditions

This position is not eligible for subsidised housing or housing allowance. Prospective applicants should make themselves aware of the accommodation situation in Port Hedland prior to submitting an application. 

The Town of Port Hedland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks to encourage and develop diversity and minority employment opportunities. Candidates with comprehensive knowledge, Tertiary qualifications in Accounting or similar, or equivalent demonstrated experience in either the private or public sector are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online at 

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post:   PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand:  Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721  

Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the essential and desirable criteria found within the position description, summarising how any relevant experience meets the position requirements. Applicants who do not address selection criteria may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting.

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process. Should the preferred candidate not meet all essential criteria they may be offered the position at a lower salary level, in-line with their skills and experience. 

For more information on the Town or to obtain a copy of the position description please visit Town of Port Hedland website. Should further information be required please contact Jodi Marchant, Manager Financial Services on (08) 9158 9332.

Applications close 4:00pm, Thursday 25 October 2018.

Late applications will not be accepted.

The Town of Port Hedland is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Attachments : - 280618 PD Accounts Officer.pdf - PreApplicationFormASAP_327948.pdf

Posted on Oct 11 by Town of Port Hedland

Advert closes on Thu, 25 Oct 2018 16:00:00

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