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Accounts Payable Officer - Newcastle

Employer: Life Without Barriers
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Finance & Accounting
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NSW

Job posted on: 22 January, 2019.
Applications close: 22 January, 2019. (Expired)

  • Join one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Monthly rostered days off and great tax benefits
  • Permanent Full Time

About the Company

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 5,600 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

Life Without Barriers has been selected by the Victorian Government to operate a number of Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Short Term Accommodation and Assistance Programs (STAA) currently managed by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). To make the transfer of the services to Life Without Barriers as smooth as possible for the participants, staff and families involved, a number of positions are now available in this exciting project.

Key Responsibilities

  • Payments to suppliers in accordance with terms of trade
  • Payments for carers
  • Direct debits and returns on the bank statement
  • Petty cash transactions, utilities and client payments
  • EFT and cheque payments in accordance with established payment terms and cycles
  • Perform reconciliation of accounts on a monthly basis
  • Review transactions to ensure correct calculation, coding and processing
  • Complete month end reporting
  • Assist with database maintenance and filing

Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in an Accounts Payable position in a large organisation 
  • Experience with large ERP systems
  • Demonstrated experience in providing timely and accurate customer service and support in a high transactional environment
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders including peers, employees, Managers, and external organisations
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills to respond to customer enquiries and requests from stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office suite of programs, for example Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills with a positive can-do attitude


  • Great tax benefits
  • Great team dynamic within a growing organisation
  • Monthly rostered days off

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.