Accounts Payable Officer

Cultura is the new organisation resulting from the merger of Geelong Ethnic Communities Council (trading as Diversitat) and Multicultural Aged Care Services Geelong (MACS).

Our Purpose: Provide innovative services to support, care for and celebrate culturally diverse individuals through their life journey

Our Vision: Empowering diverse individuals and communities to reach their full potential

Our Values: Inclusion Integrity Sustainability Kindness

MACS and Diversitat have been serving the Geelong community for more than 40 years with a focus on our multicultural communities. As the new entity, Cultura operates across various sites delivering a range of services including residential aged care, home care and aged support services, settlement, training and education, financial counselling and disability support. We also operate a range of social enterprises including The Pulse community radio and various community events including the popular Pako Festa.

The Role:

The Accounts Payable Officer provides operational support as part of the Finance team to ensure that Cultura achieves its operational objectives.

Working closely with the Finance Manager and General Manager of Corporate Services, the Accounts Payable Officer is accountable for the development and implementation of the Finance’s payable performance against the strategic and operational goals.

The role must ensure a focus on the needs of our programs and services’ financial management and sustainability, so that Cultura consistently meets expectations and improves community outcomes. This position must always model behaviour aligned to the Cultura values of Inclusion, Integrity, Sustainability, and Kindness.

This role provides operational support on the relevant professional discipline and content areas that are intrinsic to the position. As a subject matter expert on the specialist areas of the role, it assists to inform and guide the policy, frameworks and operational decisions of Cultura for the functions covered within the position.

This position is contracted on a permanent basis and is based from the Support Services Office in North Geelong. Full time and part time availability are offered to be worked.

About You:

  • Accurate and timely processing of large volume supplier invoices, including petty cash and supplier accounts such as fuel cards;
  • Process the weekly invoice payment cycle and ad hoc banking payments as required;
  • Supplier management and accounts payable ledger monitoring including aging, within finance system and preferred supplier list;
  • Timely management of payable related queries both internal and external;
  • Assist with purchase order management as required;
  • Credit card reconciliations and processing, including seeking approval and supporting documentation;
  • Assist with year-end audits, internal compliance audits, and other compliance reporting as required;
  • Support procurement activities, including assisting with tender preparation, responses and documentation;
  • Maintaining a contract register and ensure the onboarding of contractors and suppliers are timely and accurate, including compliance checks such as copies of insurance or police checks as required (ie annual);
  • Innovative process improvement to increase efficiencies and identify synergies whilst maintaining internal controls and best practice;
  • At least 3 years’ experience with hands on experience in a similar role.

Applications should include a cover letter that outlines why you believe you would be great for the position and a current resume. To apply, send your application to [email protected] with ‘Accounts Payable Officer’ as the subject line.

Employment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a Police Record Check and Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check. Cultura will pay for the costs associated with these Checks.

We welcome applications from all diverse backgrounds including individuals that identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQ+, and individuals with disabilities or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the following points of contact –

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview.

Applications Close:
February 19, 2024

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ABN: 71 355 229 834

Multicultural Community Services Geelong Inc. trading as Cultura

Cultura acknowledges Aboriginal traditional owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respect to their cultures and elders past, present and emerging.

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