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Catholic Archdiocese of Perth

Finance Officer
Fixed Term (12 Months) Full Time Position

  • Use your relevant skills and experience in a purpose-driven organisation - the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth
  • Be a part of organisational transformation
  • Additional 3.5 days leave over Christmas

The Catholic Archdiocese of Perth has 106 Parishes and 23 Agencies within its boundaries. Each Parish is under the responsibility of a Priest appointed by the Archbishop of Perth. Agencies are managed by a Director and deliver a wide variety of ministries including; Safeguarding, faith enrichment and formation, liturgy, disability and mental health support, counselling, Aboriginal outreach, marriage and family education services, homelessness support, justice and ecology education programs, training courses and employment support, migrant and refugee services, and prison chaplaincy. Archdiocesan administrative support is provided through the Office of the Archbishop and the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth Administration Centre (CAPAC).

A fixed term (12 months) full-time vacancy exists for a suitably qualified Finance Officer to join the team at the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth Administration Centre, Adelaide Terrace, Perth. The Finance Officer is responsible for keeping accurate records for all daily transactions by administering accounting operations to meet legal requirements. This includes maintaining and accurately processing accounts payable data, purchase requisitions, invoices, and purchase orders to ensure accounts are paid in a timely manner and within delegated authorities. The Finance Officer supports the Finance Department with audit workpapers and general ledger, including bank reconciliations.

Please email for a copy of the full Job Description.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain supplier database and process supplier transactions including authorised invoices, credits, EFTs, BPAY and remittance advices.
  • Code invoices, match same to purchase orders (PO) and distribute for authorisation.
  • Processing of daily bank account transaction journals within agreed timelines/ month end timetable.
  • Completion of daily bank reconciliation including follow up/ clear outstanding banking actions and items.
  • Assist with preparation of general ledger journals and reconciliations, BAS, FBT and budgets.
  • Assist with preparation of audit workpapers and reconciliations for external audit.




  • Previous TechnologyOne experience
  • MYOB Software experience
  • BSc degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics

Skills & Experience
The applicant must have demonstrated experience working as a Finance Officer or similar role, with the ability to perform end to end processing. Knowledge of financial and accounting procedures and regulations, experience using financial software, and advanced MS Excel skills is essential. Well-developed interpersonal skills are needed to effectively liaise with internal and external stakeholders. A Federal Police Clearance and COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate will be required from the successful applicant.


  • Competitive salary package
  • 3.5 days additional paid leave over Christmas
  • Be a part of organisational transformation
  • Working in a friendly and positive environment 

This is an opportunity to work in an area in which system maintenance, coordination of development and change management is an integral part of the role.

To receive the Job Description and submit your application by Wednesday 7 December 2022, please email: