Finance Officer

Palladium Intentional, Brisbane, Australia

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
7th January, 2020

Job Description

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

  • The Australian Government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), has committed to deepen education links between Australia and the Pacific, providing scholarships to students from up to nine Pacific island countries to study their senior high school years in Australia.
  • The Pacific Secondary Schools Scholarships Program (PSSSP) provides selected scholarship recipients with the opportunity for a high-quality Australian education and practical youth leadership development to prepare them for their own future in higher education, training or employment, and to contribute to the economic and social development of their own countries. Students will be selected through an independent and merit-based selection process and receive a full scholarship, including homestay, in Australia. PSSSP encourages students from diverse backgrounds to apply, including girls, boys, students in remote areas and students living with disabilities to apply for the scholarships.
  • The primary purpose of this role is to ensure the accurate recording of supplier invoices and supplier payments are done in a timely manner and in compliance with the appropriate credit terms and internal controls.


  • Undertake the day to day operations of the processing and payment of supplier invoices, expense claims and additional payments as required such as data entry, vendor setup and filing
  • Ensure Palladium's Accounts Payable policies and procedures are implemented consistently across the Program
  • Preparation of payments including file upload, ad-hoc, ACH, telegraphic transfers and cheques
  • Manage Accounts Payable queries, including printing of payment request and assisting staff with drafting Payment Approvals Forms and processing invoices
  • Prepare and upload all weekly, semi-monthly and monthly field vouchers for the Program
  • Process ad-hoc and monthly recodes
  • For full list of responsibilities, please see attached TOR here


  • Diploma/Degree in Finance, business or accounts administration preferred
  • Relevant experience in Finance/Accounting field
  • Knowledge of Accounts Payable Systems and Procedures
  • Fundamental understanding of Accounting
  • Strong administration, organisation and planning skills
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • High standard of written and verbal communication skills
  • Efficient in the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Palladium strongly encourages applications from Pacific Islanders or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Palladium is a Child Safe Organisation. Employees are expected to comply with Palladium's Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct, and will be expected to obtain working with children checks.


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