Accounts Receivable and Staff Travel Officer

Batchelor Institute was established in 1982.  The Institute commenced as dual sector tertiary provider and since the 1980s has continuously built focus on learning that is supportive of Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander cultures. The Institute has established campuses in Alice Springs and Learning Centres located in various locations across the Northern Territory. The Institute was established with an emphasis on Indigenous Australian ownership and governance of the Batchelor Institute Council. Since the Australia Government higher education reforms of 2003, Batchelor Institute has been recognised and funded as a National Institute.  Batchelor Institute is the only Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander led and governed educational institution in the nation. Our partnerships with communities, government and non-government agencies, universities and research centres are anchored in our identities, cultures, and commitment to our vision to be a Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander Institution of choice where truth, knowledge and wisdom meet. Our commitment is to excellence and empowerment through lifelong education and enquiry, recognising and honouring the achievements of our people.

About the role

Batchelor Institute is seeking an experienced and skilled person who enjoy what they do and are committed to achieving outstanding results. This position is to carry out day to day functions to ensure the Institute receives payments for goods and services including grants and subsidies and records these transactions accordingly.   The position will also include securing revenue by verifying and posting receipts and resolving any discrepancies. The position will work in a diverse team environment supporting the Finance Business Partner Treasury and Accounting.

Applications are sought from motivated and resilient professionals with qualifications in Business or Finance or a related area.  

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Undertaking day-to-day functions of accounts receivable in accordance with Institute policy and procedures which includes but is not limited to timely receipts of accounts, raising and issuing invoices, banking of Institutes monies and reconciling bank accounts.
  • Work effectively as part of a team to carry out a wide range of financial transaction processing including accounts receivable and staff travel in accordance with Institute policy and procedures.
  • Preparation of journals as required for various transfers of expenditure to ensure expenditure is made within guidelines and budget capacity.
  • Monitor accuracy of travel requests and check delegations to ensure appropriate authorisation for travel before finalising TRIPS Movement Requisitions (MR).


  • Attractive salary packaging options are available.
  • Employee Assistance Program to support your wellbeing.
  • Six weeks annual leave
  • Relocation assistance available

How to Apply

Your application should consist of a one-page covering letter, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of claim.  Please address your cover letter to the Chief Financial Officer and detail why you wish to work at Batchelor Institute, and the attributes, skills and experience you would bring to the role.  Your Curriculum vitae should detail two professional referees.


Applications close: Sunday 9 May 2021

Priority Consideration for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

26/04/2021 $0 Darwin 1 Accounting
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