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Job No: 127502
Location: Alice Springs

  • Are you an experienced Accountant with a strong attention to detail?
  • Manage a large Land Use Trust Account for the benefit of traditional owners within the community!
  • Attractive salary negotiable from $77,000 PLUS 12.5% super, salary sacrificing, relocation support & additional district allowances!

About the Organisation

The Central Land Council (CLC) is the Commonwealth Government statutory authority for the southern half of the Northern Territory - covering an area of almost 770,000 square kilometres. The Council consists of 90 elected Aboriginal representatives, from the communities within CLC's 9 regions, and an additional 260 staff, approximately half of which are Aboriginal.

Together they are are responsible for providing a range of services for the benefit of traditional owners and other Aboriginal residents of the CLC region, including:

  • Providing a strong voice for the Aboriginal people of Central Australia;
  • Helping Aboriginal people get back country and manage their land, protecting Aboriginal culture and sacred sites;
  • Consulting with landowners on mining activity, employment, development and other land use proposals;
  • Fighting for legal recognition of Aboriginal people's rights;
  • Helping resolve land disputes, native title claims and compensation cases; and
  • Running the permit system for visitors to Aboriginal land.  

For more information on The Central Land Council, you can visit the website here

About the Opportunity

Due to internal promotion, The Central Land Council is looking for an experienced Accountant to join their team in Alice Springs, NT, on a full-time ongoing basis.

Reporting to the Financial Controller, you'll have an overarching responsibility for the management of the Central Land Council's Land Use Trust Account.

Your key responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Reconciling, reporting and reviewing the Land Use Trust Account;
  • Checking and authorising EFT and cheque payments from Operations and Land Use Trust Accounts;
  • Ensuring the accuracy of payroll records prior to the authorisation of payments, in conjunction with the payroll team;
  • Processing invoices and receipt monies into the land use trust ledger in accordance with management agreements;
  • Maintaining a register of resolutions and articles of agreements for payment; and
  • Liaising with other CLC departments to assist them with the timely and accurate processing of financial data.

About You

To be considered for this position you will need to be eligible for membership of CA, CPA or IPA, with demonstrable experience in an accounting related role, a strong attention to detail and an ability to manage a large distribution of funds.

Handling a large number of different management agreements within the one trust account, you will need be to be a quick and agile learner, able to understand the intricate details of each individual agreement, with the organisational skills necessary to proactively track them, including monies in and monies out.

Moreover, as you will be handling funds for various Aboriginal Organisations, you must be prepared to maintain the highest level of confidentiality, particularly in regards to employee information and be accurate in your inputting of essential data and financial recordings.

You will also need a high level of computer literacy, including an understanding of MS NAV, and a willingness to adopt pre-existing financial processes and systems into your daily work. While not essential, any understanding of Aboriginal society, culture and contemporary issues, as well as the overall context in which the Central Land Council operates, will be seen as highly desirable.

Please note: You will need to hold, or be willing and able to obtain, an unrestricted driver's licence and Ochre card (Working with vulnerable people) prior to commencing, and be willing to undertake a National Police check if required.

About the Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a devoted organisation that's promoting the rights of Aboriginal people across Central Australia, and helping traditional land owners to manage their land and make the most of the opportunities it offers. 

Central Land Council is dedicated to delivering ongoing professional development and career progression for their people. 

In return for your hard work and dedication, you'll be rewarded with an attractive salary negotiable from $77,000 plus 12.5% super. You will also have access to a range of additional benefits to greatly increase your overall package, including:

  • Generous salary packaging options, including a meal and entertainment card;
  • District allowance circa $2,900 for an individual or $5,320 with dependents;
  • Rental & utilities bills subject to remote fringe benefits tax benefits;
  • Yearly airfare allowance, including annual 1 return flight to point of hire (for an individual, couple, or family);
  • Relocation assistance, should you be moving to the region; and
  • 3 months of accommodation assistance, including 6 weeks free, fully furnished accommodation followed by 6 weeks of subsidised, fully furnished accommodation.

Most importantly, this role will allow you to work in a diverse environment where you have the potential to affect real change. 


To join a devoted Land Council and assist traditional owners throughout the region - Apply Now!

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