Job Details
  • Reference397796A_1661916055
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantLeanne Porter

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage a Administration Officer/Payroll Officer on a contract for 18 months with potential extension.

Position Description:

The APS4 Administration Officer will be required to undertake Accounts Payable, being responsible for processing all invoices and reimbursements received for payment. They will undertake the payment of all creditors in an efficient, timely and accurate manner, with great attention to detail and organisational ability.

The APS4 Administration Officer will:

  • Process outgoing payments in compliance with financial policies and procedures
  • Perform day to day financial transactions, including verifying, classifying, and recording accounts
  • payable data
  • Facilitate payment of invoices due by processing credit card and invoice payments
  • Understand expense accounts and cost centres
  • Understand compliance issues around accounts payable processes, and
  • Answer queries from suppliers and other business departments about accounts payable or payments made.

They will be required to share information, monitor work practices, set work priorities and develop local procedures. They may supervise and provide leadership to a team, providing coaching and on-the-job training for newer and less experienced team members.

The APS4 Administration Officer may be required to communicate with, respond and provide advice to a range of stakeholders on moderately complex operational and administrative issues to achieve work unit and department outcomes.

Accounts Payable role specific requirements are:

  • Proven working experience as Accounts Payable Clerk or a willingness to learn
  • Data entry skills along with an aptitude for numbers
  • Proficiency in English and in MS Office Suite
  • Computer literacy, including confidence using Microsoft Word and Excel
  • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Experience, or capability to develop ability, in interpreting and applying Government policies in a financial operations environment to a public sector entity
  • Well-developed communication skills including negotiation and representation skills
  • The ability to take the initiative, set and manage competing priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong verbal communication skills, including active listening and telephone manner; a substantial component of the role involves make payments over the telephone
  • Data entry for accurately processing invoices and payments, and
  • Mathematics for reconciling invoices and identifying areas of concern.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". One of our consultant will reach out. Alternatively, you can call Leanne Porter on 02 6268 9926 or email for further discussion.