NTGPE is seeking an experienced accountant to join a dedicated team to support the delivery of general practice training in the Northern Territory.

The organisation

Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE) is a leading regional training organisation educating and training doctors to become outstanding General Practitioners in rural and remote health delivery, Indigenous health and primary health care.

The opportunity

Full time contract position in Darwin to 31 Dec 2021. Working within a small team, the Accountant is responsible for providing a range of financial administrative and support activities including assisting with the preparation of financial reports.

You will be responsible to

  • Provide high level documentation as required on behalf of/under direction from the Finance Manager (FM) and maintain accurate and accessible records of business documentation
  • Handle receivable function for the Company, bank reconciliations and aged debtors
  • Assist with a range of general ledger entries as well as providing support for the end for the month and end of year financial year processes
  • Process quality BAS, monthly IAS and annual FBT lodgement
  • Process teaching allowance and practice subsidies payments each term
  • Check the eligibility for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Indigenous Health Training salary claim base on the registrars location and hourly rates
  • Process the office payroll system in times of staff absences and provide training to new staff when necessary
  • Review the accuracy of accounts payable entries for weekly pay run and ensure the accounting system is running efficiently and accurately including makingrecomendations to FM on the quality improvement in the accounting system and process
  • Assist the FM on preparing the company budget, financial statements and grant acquittals as required by the Company, funding bodies and legislation
  • Ensure that all financial policies, processes and record keeping comply with Company policy, funding body requirements and legislative and regulatory obligations.
  • administer the Company asset register, ROU assets to ensure proper accounting and procedures for control, monitoring and maintenance
  • Provide accounting related information to other departments in the organisation such as program manager, housing and travel etc.

Selection criteria

  1. Tertiary qualifications in accounting or related discipline and at least 5 years experience in organisation/s that were subject to annual audit
  2. Demonstrate financial accounting and analytical skills, and experience monthly and annual accruals, reconciliations and provisions. Reconciliation and lodgement of ATO requirements, including BAS, IAS, and annual FBT return.
  3. Knowledge of grant funding recording and reporting mechanisms and accounting standards
  4. Maintain and up to date asset register
  5. Demonstrated computer literacy with advanced spreadsheets
  6. Extensive experience on accounting system and ability to adapt to a new system
  7. Demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, demonstrate attention to detail and maintain confidentiality in all activities
  8. Experience in the effective delivery of training in financial and budgetary processes; and
  9. An awareness of the application of the principles and practices of cultural sensitivity, workplace diversity, workplace participation and a safe working environment and an ability to apply them to work practices.


  • Current NT drivers licence
  • Accounting software such as MYOB Exo Business

NTGPE will offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, generous conditions including 10% superannuation including six weeks leave and salary sacrificing options.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

To apply for this position you must have the right to work in Australia permanently with no restrictions

Applications must comprise:

- one document that includes a one-page statement of claims addressing selection criteria

- a current CV

- including two referee contacts.

Closing date: COB 18 Mar 2020

10/03/2020 $0 Darwin 1 Accounting
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