Need Assistance?


Job No: 85706
Location: Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.

  • Are you an experienced Bookkeeper looking for your next big opportunity?
  • Varied and interesting role within busy finance team 
  • Competitive remuneration package circa $55,000 plus career progression opportunities

About the Organisation

The Village Retirement Group is a group of property companies that have been successful in South East Queensland for over 35 years. Their portfolio includes commercial, residential, shopping centres and retirement villages. The latter for which they have won numerous national and state awards for the quality of their developments. They also have a joint development and management venture with a large Not for Profit group.

It is a family owned group with the Chairman, Michael Harrison, nationally recognised by UDIA for his contribution to urban development. The CEO, Justin Harrison, who has a reputation as an astute entrepreneur is vitally interested in providing quality retirement developments of an affordable nature where older persons can enjoy a quality of living after they retire.  

The family pride themselves on the calibre of staff they attract to work in their group and, because they are a growing company, their opportunity to recruit more outstanding employees who will share their vision in the future.

Interested in learning more? You can view their website here.

About the Opportunity

The Village Retirement Group now has an opportunity for an experienced Bookkeeper to join their team based in Fortitude Valley, on a full-time basis, commencing early 2017.

Reporting to the Senior Accountant and sitting within the Head Office Administration Team, you will be primarily responsible for ensuring timely and accurate processing of invoices and journals  and maintaining associated administration functions. You will assist and support the Senior Accountant and other Finance team members in satisfying the needs of both internal and external customers and stakeholders such as suppliers and bankers.

Some of your day to day responsibilities will include:

  • All aspects of Accounts Payable, including data entry and reconciliation whilst adhering to statutory requirements e.g. GST;
  • Bank reconciliations, loan accounts, GST accounts, PAYG accounts and inter-company accounts, amongst others with a view to resolving issues as they arise;
  • Processing of fortnightly payroll and reporting requirements;
  • Assisting with the preparation of monthly management and financial accounts for the monthly board meetings of the villages; and
  • Credit Card processing and reconciliation.

About You

The Village Retirement Group is looking for candidates with previous experience in a similar role and a solid understanding of the payroll process, including interpreting awards, payment of super and setting up new starters for payments. Whilst tertiary or vocational qualifications are not essential, you must have the ability to learn quickly, work to multiple deadlines, and prioritise your own workload. 

The person occupying this position must be professional, with good analytic skills and attention to detail, as well as the ability to handle a variety of routine and complex financial administrative tasks and financial processing responsibilities. 

Previous experience using MYOB Premium, Wage Easy or Navision would be highly regarded. In addition, any experience gained in a retirement village and/or property setting would be an advantage, however, is not mandatory to your success in this position.  

This role would be well suited to someone who has had experience running a small business and/or someone who has experience working across multiple entities. You will be a 'go-getter' with a positive attitude and the ability to work autonomously and efficiently. 

About the Benefits

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary package circa $55,000, commensurate with skills and experience.

This position presents a great opportunity to become a part of a thriving, family-owned organisation. With strong growth plans over the next two years, you will enjoy being part of a busy and friendly team, with lots of on the job training and support, and genuine career progression opportunities for those looking to advance their career. 

If you are an experienced Bookkeeper looking for your next big opportunity - Apply Now!

Application Form

Apply now for this role by completing the first round interview questions below in your own words, and clicking the 'Next' button at the bottom of the page.

By applying for this position you are giving consent to Employment Office and/or the employer advertising the role to contact you about the application and other communications relating to your job search. You can opt out of these communications at any stage.

Our full privacy policy can be found here.


Do NOT copy and paste your resume! You may find it helpful to review our useful Hints and Tips before applying.

Personal Details * Required field