Employment Opportunity - Finance Officer- Grants


Location: Civic Centre   Occupation: Finance   Division: Corporate Services - Financial Services

Level 5 - $108,406.06 (incl $20,000 Port Hedland Allowance) + 11% super

The Town

Port Hedland is a dynamic, diverse town in Western Australia’s beautiful North West that enjoys a relaxed lifestyle. We are proud of our stunning landscapes, Aboriginal heritage, vibrant multicultural community and our significant resources industry. At the Town of Port Hedland, let your career take-off as you tackle challenges unique to the region, collaborate with a range of people from all walks of life and become part of a vibrant team that is making real change in the Pilbara.

The Role

The Town of Port Hedland has a new opportunity for a Finance Officer- Grants to join the team. The role will be providing financial administrative services, specifically the accurate reporting and acquittal of all grant funds along with financial processes ensuring compliant with Town policies and procedures. You will be maintaining a central register of external operating and capital grant funds received by The Town of Port Hedland. You will also be working collaboratively with the responsible business units to ensure the funds are appropriately expended, reported and acquitted against the associated projects.

Our ideal applicant will be able to demonstrate significant knowledge and experience of financial and accounting principles and procedures and a minimum two years of creditors experience. You will have an aptitude for accuracy and attention to detail as well as a high level of writing and verbal communication skills, and computer literacy skills.

You will be joining the team at an exciting time as the Town embarks on a culture of change with embracing of a wide range of new technologies, a large capitals works program, and a number of other projects that make the Town a desirable place to live and work.

For further information, please view the attached position description.

Work Related Requirements

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Tertiary qualification in Accounting or related discipline 
  • National Police Clearance
  • Current ‘C’ class drivers license
  • Rights to work in Australia

Employee Benefits

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

  • Six weeks annual leave with 17.5%
  • Relocation assistance up to $5,000
  • Wellness program (includes free gym membership, pool passes etc.)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Salary packaging options available
  • Additional super contributions up to 14% with co-contribution scheme

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

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 cover letter of no more than two (2) pages outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience will contribute to their success in this position. Applicants who do not attach a cover letter may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time.

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process.

For further information about this position please contact Christine Palmer, Manager Financial Services on (08) 9158 9395 or recruitment@porthedland.wa.gov.au

The Town reserves the right to commence shortlisting prior to the closing date.

Applications close 11.45pm Friday 1st December 2023

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 living with disabilities.

Attachments : - 20231117 PD_Finance Officer_Grants.pdf - PreApplicationFormASAP_564170.pdf

Posted on Nov 17 by Town of Port Hedland

Advert closes on Fri, 1 Dec 2023 23:45:00