Organisation: Department of the Environment
Job Title: Accounts Officer
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Relevant knowledge and experience in Accounts processing (Accounts Payable, Accounts
Receivable, and Vendor Management). Experience in SAP is desirable.
Across my career, I have gained experience in accounts payable and accounts receivable roles as
well as vendor management. My professional accounts payable knowledge and expertise have
been demonstrated through my role at UGL Services in 2011 and 2012 and at Rydges Hotel Group
prior to that time. With both of these Accounts Officer roles, I was responsible for the processing
of invoices, checking invoices for accuracy, and dealing with clients should there be any issues. At
Rydges, I performed both accounts payable and receivable tasks, including preparation of
reporting for our Sydney head office, daily banking, credit card reconciliation and verifications,
liaison with debtors, creditors and clients. I understand the role that the accounts payable team
has within an organisation and the importance of accuracy and efficiency within the role.
Within my current role as Property Accountant at DTZ, I am responsible for a range of vendor
management tasks, including bank reconciliations for Government clients, management of trust
accounts on clients’ behalf, and ensuring invoicing is accurate and comprehensive. I check that the
details are correct, that the correct vendor has been invoiced, and that their company details are
up to date.
During my tenure as Accounts Officer at Rydges Hotel Group, I demonstrated my ability to work
with accounts under pressure, given the fast paced environment and large volume of transactions.
We had 24 and 48 hour turnarounds on invoices for some clients and these deadlines needed to
be met at all times in line with service delivery agreements. In addition, I was responsible for
dealing directly with clients if they had any issues with their accounts, service levels or payment
amounts and I ensured I provided the highest level of professional service at all times.
Whilst I do not have significant experience in using SAP, I have worked with numerous
Government agencies to ensure the information we supply them can be uploaded into the SAP
system. I also have extensive experience in a range of database and financial management
software programs which will be relevant within this role.