Employment Opportunities

We are currently inviting applications for the role of COLLEGE ACCOUNTANT

Our Lady of Mercy College Australind is a nurturing co-educational secondary College for students from Year 7 to Year 12.

Our Lady of Mercy College is a new and vibrant College, located in Australind which is locally referred to as an aquatic paradise. Surrounded by water with the Brunswick and Collie Rivers to the east and south and the Leschenault Estuary to the west, it's a great place for boating, sailing, windsurfing, fishing and raising a family. Just 11 kilometres north of Bunbury, you can reach Perth in one and a half hours along the Forrest Highway, making Australind an ideal sea change location.

The Catholic faith, in the Mercy tradition, is at the heart of the College. The guiding philosophy is centred in ‘Embracing Life, Nurturing Faith and Inspiring Learning’. We encourage our students to embrace all aspects of life, to nurture their spirituality and to let their natural curiosity inspire deep learning.

This role assumes responsibility for the overall financial management of the College which employs in excess of 100 staff and has an operating budget of approximately $16 million per annum. 

We are looking for a highly organised individual, with well-developed financial knowledge and management skills. The role will involve tasks such as providing regular financial reports to the Principal, managing the overall cashflow of the College, overseeing day-to-day financial procedures, completion of Catholic Education Western Australia Limited reporting requirements and State Government Compliance matters.


Essential Selection Criteria


The successful person will have;

  • Ability to demonstrate empathy with the Catholic ethos of the

  • Formal accounting qualifications related to the role

  • Demonstrated experience in financial record keeping

  • Demonstrated experience in the management of financial services

  • High level written and oral communication skills

  • High level organisation and planning skills

  • Ability to manage highly confidential and sensitive information

  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work

  • Ability to show initiative within a team context

  • Leadership skills and knowledge 

Desirable Selection Criteria


  • In-depth knowledge of school administration systems such as Maze and Administration of Schools. 

  • Knowledge of Catholic Education processes

  • Knowledge of payroll systems and staff onboarding processes

  • Well-developed knowledge of Microsoft 365 Suite

Qualifications Required

  • Formal accounting qualifications related to the role

  • Western Australia Department of Education National Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC)

  • Working with Children Screen Check

  • Have completed, working towards, or be willing to work towards completing to CEWA Accreditation requirements. Additional information can be found here: CEWA Limited Accreditation Framework


Monday to Friday, 8.00am – 4.00pm (negotiable).
Full-time ongoing position
Some afterhours work may be required from time to time.



$90,000 - $120,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications
Award: Administrative and Technical Officers EBA


How to Apply


All applicants are required to complete the following process:

1.  Refer to the College Accountant Duty Statement. 


2.  All applicants must complete an Application Form, including the relevant attachments, to be considered for   

     any position. Download the Application Form here.

3.  Additionally, applicants are asked to complete a Letter of Introduction indicating their interest in the role and       their experience and suitability for the position.

4. Please provide a response to the Essential Selection Criteria as listed above.

To assist the Panel in the shortlisting process, applicants are requested to provide a short insight regarding their experience and/or knowledge and understanding of each of the Essential Selection Criteria. This response may either be in the form of one or two paragraphs, a series of dot points or a combination of both. The response should not exceed more than half of a typed page in length per criteria. It is understood that responses to certain criteria may vary in length depending upon the individual’s experiences. Applicants will have the opportunity to expand further upon these responses as part of the interview process.

Applications are to be addressed to The Principal, Mr Rob Crothers and submitted via email to humanresources@olmca.wa.edu.au.

Closing Date


Applications must be submitted before 4.00pm (WST) on Monday, 8 August 2022. 

Please ensure that you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.


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