Finance Manager

  • Full Time

About this Job

About the corporation:
The Dambimangari Native Title Determination covers 16,040 square kilometers of land and 11,896 square kilometers of sea country in the remote North Kimberley, dotted with more than 720 islands. Led by the Elders and the Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation, Traditional Owners are working to continue to build a successful future for their people, drawing on the strong links between the land and the Dambimangari identity. The Corporation uses funds from Native Title agreements, government, and business investments to provide:

  • Conservation and land management activities.
  • Cultural programs and return to country trips.
  • Business development.
  • Employment and training initiatives.
  • Subsidised medical and health services.
  • Education support and collaboration with tertiary education campuses.
  • Household goods for Dambimangari people.
  • Funding for hardship relief.

About the role:
Reporting into the CEO, the Finance Manager is responsible for managing Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation’s internal financial operations. This role plays a critical part in the effective delivery of Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation’s financial operations to meet financial obligations and strengthen financial stability and growth, in accordance with Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation’s Strategic Plan.

About you:
We are seeking an experienced Finance Manager with brilliant problem-solving skills. The successful candidate will take responsibility for the preparation, monitoring, and management of accurate budgeting for the corporation and lead the budget planning process and preparing in consultation with the CEO and senior managers, for approval by the Board.

You will partake in daily financial processing, including accounts payable and receivable, as well as ad-hoc members services and corporation payments. They manage the integrity, accuracy, and timeliness of all financial records, ensuring all records are reconciled and reviewed. As well as this, you will prepare end of month profit and loss statements, balance sheets, cash-flow reports, and provide monthly balance sheet reconciliations and transaction analyses.

Selection Criteria:

  • Qualification in Bookkeeping
  • Registered BAS Agent (or ability to register)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Strong computer and administrative skills
  • Technical skills in financial reporting and accounting
  • Technical skills in tax compliance (income tax, FBT, BAS, GST)
  • Strong proficiency with MYOB
  • Experience using time sheeting or time clocking system/s (similar to TANDA)
  • Strong financial management ability with financial accounting, tax, budgeting and forecasting experience with exposure to a variety of financial statements and audits
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and ability to work autonomously
  • Brilliant at problem solving and providing tailored solutions
  • Excellent organisational, planning and time management skills to meet competing deadlines


  • Experience working in/with Aboriginal communities. 

Further information: 

For more information about the role please contact Ryan on 9383 3293.
All appointments are made subject to the successful applicant being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment. Please note that if you are progressed to an interview for this role, you will be asked to provide proof of COVID vaccination.

*Role is based in Derby WA 6728, relocation support provided to the successful candidate
*Full Australian Working Rights are a requirement of this role; sponsorship is not offered at this stage

How to apply:

If you believe you have the expertise and passion for this opportunity, please apply by providing:

  • CV including 2 referees.
  • Short statements outlining your qualifications, skills & experience against the Selection Criteria – max 2 pages.
  • Very brief Cover Letter outlining your interest in the position.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years’ experience do you have as a finance manager?
  • Which of the following accounting packages are you experienced with?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?
  • How many years of people management experience do you have?
  • Outline your experience completing Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) returns.
  • Outline your experience completing Business Activity Statements.
  • This role is based in Derby, WA 6728 and will require relocation. Are you willing to relocate?

To apply for this job please visit