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Accountant/Tax Agent

Job No: 99624
Location: Alice Springs, NT

  • Varied and unique opportunity for an Accounting 'all-rounder'/Tax Agent in Australia's Red Centre!
  • Commercial, privately-funded Aboriginal Corporation working to improve the health and economic wellbeing of Aboriginal communities in the NT
  • Competitive remuneration package + salary packaging, relocation assistance and more

About the Organisation

Ngurratjuta/Pmara Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation (Ngurratjuta) is a commercial, privately funded, Aboriginal Corporation based in Alice Springs, providing accounting, HR, governance support and other essential business services to Central Australia and beyond.

Ngurratjuta was incorporated in 1985 under the Aboriginal Corporations Act of 1976 and is an association of all those communities deemed to have been 'affected' by the oil and gas mining operations at Mereenie and Palm Valley. The overall aim of the organisation is to improve the health and economic wellbeing of the Aboriginal Communities through the process.

Ngurratjuta Corporation is also responsible for several subsidiary companies. For more information, visit their website here. 

About the Opportunity

Ngurratjuta now has a unique opportunity for an Accountant/Tax Agent to join their team in Alice Springs on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Commercial Manager, this is a unique role that will see you delivering high-level financial outcomes for Ngurratjuta and its community clients. Your time will be split between general accounting and bookkeeping services and acting as a tax agent for individuals and small businesses in the local community, including the preparation and lodgement of BAS and IAS and completion of annual Fringe Benefits Tax Returns.

Your day-to-day duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Provision of general accounting services including posting of journals to the general ledger and provision of payroll services;
  • Preparation of budgets and basic financial reports and assisting in all areas of general financial reporting;
  • Personal to corporate tax preparation and planning including audit preparation, completion of surveys, returns and acquittals; and
  • Relieving other staff members in the Ngurratjuta accounting services who may be sick or on annual leave.

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for someone with a broad accounting and tax knowledge to bring their skills and experience to help individuals and small businesses in remote areas improve their financial wellbeing. 

To view the full position description, please click here.

About You

To be considered for this position you must have proven experience working as a tax agent, with a solid understanding of FBT returns, depreciation and personal to corporate tax preparation. In addition, you be CA or CPA qualified.

Ngurratjuta is looking for an accounting 'all-rounder' with good general knowledge of accounting principles and practices including bank reconciliations, budgeting principles and auditing procedures. You will have strong attention to detail, be a willing team player and have experience in MYOB and the Microsoft Office suite. Knowledge of Hand iSOFT will be highly regarded, but is not mandatory.

Importantly, you will be comfortable visiting people out in the communities to help them with their tax requirements. You will be an engaging communicator with the ability to explain complex tax and accounting principles to a range of stakeholders, some with low literacy and numeracy skills, in a way that is sensitive and respectful at all times. 

Please note: A current Driver's License is a requirement of this position. At times you will be required to travel in a small (6 seater) plane to visit surrounding communities. 

About the Benefits

This is a unique opportunity to live in a part of Australia that most people never get to see - and get paid to do it!

An attractive remuneration package is on offer, negotiable with skills and experience. You will also have access to full salary packaging to further increase your take home pay.

Ngurratjuta also offers employees access to a range of great benefits including:

  • Relocation assistance (reimbursed after first 3 months of employment);
  • 6 weeks annual leave and 15 days personal leave;
  • Job related studies reimbursed at 50% on successful completion.

You will be joining a supportive team of people who love what they do, in a friendly and welcoming community that offers a fantastic lifestyle and a really short, traffic free commute to work! 

About Life in Alice Springs

Alice Springs is a remote town in Australia’s Northern Territory, halfway between Darwin and Adelaide. It’s a popular gateway for exploring the Red Centre, the country's interior desert region. 

A thriving, spirited outback centre, Alice Springs is as famous for the personality of its locals and contemporary and traditional art as the natural wonders, including the stunning Larapinta Trail and the MacDonnell Ranges, which surround it. With stunning landscapes, remote communities, and a unique pioneering history, Alice Springs offers locals and tourists alike a diverse and exhilarating destination to explore.

So what are you waiting for?! If you are bored with your current role and want to do something that both challenges you and directly benefits the community, don't wait - Apply Now!

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