Corporate services manager

Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation

Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation (DAC) is the corporate body for the Dambimangari peoples, providing a range of programs for the benefit of the traditional owners which provide employment, business and social/economic assistance.

DAC’s mission is good governance, strong financial management and focused cultural activities will strengthen the independence of DAC people. Values are to create a strong, healthy and economically sustainable community for Dambimangari people.

Closing date: 

5pm, 1 June 2018


Australian Western Standard Time (AWST)


Western Australia

Type of vacancy: 

Full time
1 year with a 1-year extension possible by agreement

Salary and conditions: 

The salary will be competitive and the package includes:
  • access to a motor vehicle
  • travel allowances

Job description/overview: 

This is a Derby based role, as a member of the management team, the corporate services manager will develop and implement the systems and infrastructure required to support the growth and future financial security of DAC, and be responsible for financial, regulatory, legislative, asset management, and information technology (IT) functions.

The position requires a ‘hands on’ professional who is keen to work at all levels, from undertaking the day to day administrative and financial duties to contributing within the management team to ensure strong financial governance, controls and processes are embedded in the organisation. Responsibilities include:

  • Develop financial and investment strategies that support the implementation of strategic business planning.
  • Develop and implement strategies that support capital requests for new and replacement plant, fixtures and equipment.
  • Manage all accounting, taxation, debt, credit, and treasury functions.
  • Manage IT services and external providers.
  • Through the development of risk-assessed cash forecasts and oversight of cash balances, be responsible for maintaining cash reserves to meet operating obligations.
  • Oversee the implementation and best practice of all financial transaction processing systems in accordance with DAC business practices.
  • Ensure the provision of timely management and statutory reports in line with Australian accounting standards including managing annual audit functions.
  • Develop analytical financial performance measurement systems to maximise return on investment and match expenditure to social charter and grant funding obligations.
  • Represent DAC effectively as relevant to the portfolio of responsibilities.
  • Apply cultural understanding and awareness in the workplace.
  • Develop and maintain positive relations and participate with the DAC management team as the primary provider of financial advice.

Essential criteria

  1. A professional accountancy qualification of either CPA or CA and a minimum of five years’ experience in finance-related fields.
  2. Degree, graduate degree or proven high-level experience in the disciplines of business, management or related field.
  3. Demonstrated experience in writing successful business cases and in implementing, coordinating and managing successful commercial activities.
  4. Highly-developed conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to identify emerging trends, risks and impacts and the expertise to resolve complex operational program and service delivery issues.
  5. Demonstrated high-level skills and knowledge of MS Office, advanced Excel, database software and complex financial systems.
  6. Demonstrated high-level organisational and problem-solving skills.
  7. Current WA drivers licence.


  • Postgraduate qualifications in human resources, business management or risk management.
  • Prior experience in senior management of an Aboriginal corporation.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact person and how to apply: 

Please send your résumé and cover letter outlining your specific qualifications, relevant experience and how you meet the selection criteria to Jennifer Hill by email to or call 0478 644 114 for a confidential discussion regarding your suitability for this role.

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