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Assistant Accountant

Gumala Aboriginal Corporation

Gumala Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) works to alleviate poverty and promote self-determination for the Banjima, Yinhawangka and Nyiyaparli people of the Pilbara region in Western Australia.


GAC represents the Banjima, Yinhawangka and Nyiyaparli people of the Pilbara region in Western Australia. GAC was established in 1996 following negotiations with Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, to advocate for the collective interests of the Traditional Owners.

We are a membership-based organisation and serve around 2,000 Members across Western Australia, Australia and the world.

At GAC we believe in building strong relationships both within our team and with our members. Our core values consist of Family, Respect, Culture, Leadership and Honesty. We strive to create an environment where every team member feels like they are part of a supportive and inclusive family.

We are proud to be one of the largest Aboriginal Corporations in Australia with our head office located in Tom Price and the corporate office situated in the heart of Perth CBD.


We are looking for an experienced Assistant Accountant to join the team in our Perth Office on a 12-month Fixed Contract (with the possibility of extension).

You will primarily be supporting the Finance Manager and/or delegate in the preparation, examination and analysis of accounting records, budgets and financial statements; as well as performing bank reconciliations, month-end journal postings and preparation of balance sheets.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and processing month-end journals,
  • Bank and balance sheet reconciliations,
  • Assist with month-end and year-end reporting,
  • Support the AP and AR team as required,
  • Identify, develop and implement processes, procedures and systems to
  • improve efficiencies,
  • Ensure accurate record keeping,
  • Assist with the grant acquittals.


    • Tertiary qualification in Accounting or Finance.
    • Newly-qualified or working toward CA/CPA.
    • 3-5 years accounts experience.
    • Proven month-end and year-end processing experience.
    • High-level accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Team player with the ability to work independently.
    • Strong IT skills including Microsoft 365.


    • Competitive salary package including the opportunity to salary sacrifice
    • Work-life balance including flexible working arrangements
    • Access to Employee Assistance Programme
    • 40-hour work week in return for 6 weeks on Annual leave
    • Annual shutdown
    • Opportunities to grow your career including professional development assistance
    • Friendly team
    • Active GAC Social Club and regular events

    At GAC, we pride ourselves on fostering a culture of belonging, respect, and growth. We care about our people and the communities in which we live and work while we recognise and celebrate our strengths and successes. At GAC we highly believe in people development, and you will receive every opportunity for growth.


    As an equal-opportunity employer, Gumala Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) values inclusivity; promotes a workplace that actively seeks to welcome contributions from all people, including, but not limited to; genders, cultural backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, disability & neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    If you share our values and are interested in what we offer, please apply now!

    Shortlisting will begin immediately, and GAC reserves the right to fill the vacancy at any time.

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