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Payroll Officer

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 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 more than 2,000 Members across Western Australia, Australia and the world. We provide a unique and transformational approach to poverty alleviation in a socially complex environment that enables economic, social and community developmental solutions for Traditional Owners.

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.


As a member of our talented Finance Team, you will be responsible for the accurate and timely processing of payroll for the Corporation’s staff and directors. You will use your strong customer service and problem solving skills to liaise with staff and management on payroll-related queries; process allowances and expense claims; and maintain leave and overtime reports.

We have a staff of fewer than 100 whose salaries are processed each fortnight, with director pays processed weekly. Other duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Processing of travel, accommodation and meal allowances.
  • Assisting the Accountant with monthly PAYG reporting to the ATO.
  • Quarterly superannuation lodgement.
  • Maintaining and keep accurate and complete payroll records for all employees.
  • Completing year-end processes and issuing payment summaries.
  • Quarterly superannuation reconciliation.


  • Demonstrated payroll experience.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills.
  • High-level attention to detail and accuracy.
  • General accounting knowledge
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and prioritise work.
  • Ability to interpret awards and relevant legislation.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of cultural issues as they apply to Aboriginal people.
  • A team player and the ability to work independently.

Previous experience working in a not-for-profit organisation and using NetSuite will be highly regarded.

This position is being offered on a part-time (3 days a week) basis. However, there is the option of full-time employment for a candidate who is also able to bring AP/AR experience.


  • Competitive salary package including the opportunity to salary sacrifice
  • Work-life balance including flexible working arrangements
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • The 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, 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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