Better Homes, Better Futures


Access Community Housing Company (ACHC) is dedicated to delivering on its motto of ‘Better Homes, Better Futures’ for our clients and the Cairns and Far North Queensland community. To achieve success we rely on our professional, dedicated and skilled team of employees.

ACHC is committed to providing its team members with a progressive workplace which challenges and motivates them, delivering job satisfaction and enjoyment, with assistance and progression opportunities. ACHC is committed to developing the skills and knowledge of its staff and providing training to ensure everyone is equipped to deal with the future demands of the social housing sector.

Most employees, including Housing Managers, Housing Officers, Administration staff and casuals are paid in accordance with the Social and Community, Home Care and Disability Services award. Senior Managers are on individual agreements. All staff are eligible for generous salary sacrifice provisions and have access to an employee assistance program.

Access Community Housing Company – Vacancies

Position Vacant – Senior Finance Officer

We are seeking a committed finance professional to become part of a small but supportive finance &
admin team.

About the position:

This permanent position will report directly to the Finance & Corporate Services Manager and is an exciting opportunity to gain exposure across a range of areas. As part of the team you will be responsible for:

  • Management and preparation of fortnightly payroll
  • Month end processes including preparation of journals
  • End of month General Ledger reconciliations
  • BAS preparation
  • Preparation and processing of monetary transfers, refunds and adjustments
  • Assisting with reconciliation of a number of bank accounts
  • Assisting with AP and AR

About you:

To be considered for this opportunity you must have had 2-3 years’ experience working as a Finance Officer. You must have strong attention to detail, excellent verbal and written communication skills and an intermediate to advanced level of Excel. Your interpersonal skills musts be strong and you must value the ability to work in a supportive team.

The application process:

All applications are to be submitted to:
The following Key Selection Criteria MUST be addressed for your application to be considered. All
applications must consist of:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Response to key selection criteria (no more than 2-3 A4 pages)

Key Selection Criteria:

  1. Experience and expertise in financial tasks including reconciliation of profit and loss statement and balance sheet accounts, preparation of journals and budgeting. (Please give an example)
  2. Experience in payroll preparation and knowledge of relevant legislation.
  3. High level computer skills (particularly Microsoft Excel and Word) and application of computer programs and data management systems including experience with use of MYOB or similar and large ERP systems.
  4. Demonstrated ability to delegate, supervise, follow instructions and work in a team as
    well as autonomously.
  5. Strong organisational and interpersonal skills.


Remuneration will be based on the SACS Award 2010 Level 4 ($59,517 – $64,042) plus super, and will be commensurate with the candidate’s skills and experience. Attractive salary sacrifice benefits also apply.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 20th November 2017

ACHC vacancies are advertised locally in The Cairns Post, nationally on and promoted on this page.


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