Finance Officer

St Pauls Primary School Mt Lawley is a single stream, co-educational school catering for students from Pre Kindy to Year 6. We are seeking a qualified, capable and enthusiastic person for the position of Finance Officer.

This is a full-time ongoing position to work 42 weeks (all school terms plus some time during the school holidays). Annual leave of 4 weeks and public holidays are paid. Work hours are 5 days per week 8.00am - 4.00pm.

The position includes:

  • Responsibility for all staffing records, updates, payments, sick leave, etc.
  • Issuing of family fee invoices and monitoring payment of fees
  • Responsibility for financial transactions, both receipts and creditor payments
  • Preparation of monthly BAS reports and returns
  • Preparation of financial reports for the Principal and School Board
  • Preparation and monitoring of the school budget

Selection Criteria:

  •  A strong focus to deal appropriately with parents, staff and members of the public
  • The ability to demonstrate initiative and exercise discretion, confidentiality and maintain a professional manner
  • A high level of organisational, time management and communication skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
  • A commitment to continued professional and personal development
  • A demonstrated high degree of self-sufficiency in the use of computers and technology 


  • Knowledge of School Accounting systems such as AoS, Microsoft Dynamics, etc is preferred but not essential
  • Appropriate financial qualifications and/or experience

Start date: 12th October, 2020

The successful applicant may be asked to start work earlier to allow for a handover if available.

Salary is in accordance with the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Perth Non-Teaching Staff EBA 2014. A copy can be found on the CEWA website. 

Emailed applications addressing the selection criteria and including a cover letter and CV.

Catholic Education Western Australia encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people of all ages and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.

Applicants must be fully supportive of the objectives and ethos of Catholic education.

In applying for this position you will be providing personal information to the School. This information will be used in order to assess your application for employment.

A current National Police History Check as issued by the Department of Education Western Australia must also be included. The appropriate Criminal History Record Check form is available from the Department of Education website.

24/08/2020 $0 Perth 1 Accounting
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