Finance Assistant


Who is SEDA College WA:

SEDA College WA is an Independent Secondary School and provider of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). At SEDA College WA we believe that student success is achieved through educational experiences that challenge and inform our students’ perspectives on the world. We aim to bring out the best in our students by focussing on key elements that define our unique approach.

These beliefs are underpinned by an educational philosophy that is based on the principles of applied learning and our Colleges’ core values (Growth, Resilience, Empathy, Accountability and Teamwork).

Our philosophy commits us to developing students who are:

  • Passionate about reaching their personal and professional potential.
  • Proactive and resilient in both their personal and public lives.
  • Productive and compassionate contributors to the wellbeing of their community.
  • Professional and collaborative in the workplace. 

SEDA College WA has an opportunity for a Finance Assistant to join our team full-time, on a 12-month contract (with extension upon successful initial term), commencing as soon as possible.  The Finance Assistant is a key individual within the College finance department. This position contributes to the day to day finance functions of the College, and is particularly focussed on the operations, maintenance and continual improvement of the accounts (payable and receivable) functions. The Finance Assistance is responsible for the College’s accounts receivable ledger. This includes creating and maintaining Student Fee Accounts in Synergetic, Raising invoices as required, applying payments to Student Fee Accounts, raising Credit Notes for Student Fee Accounts as required, preparing and processing refunds associated with Student Fee Accounts, liaising with parents/carers to set up Payment Plans for Student Fee Accounts, following up declined/defaulting payments and collecting overdue Student Fees, as well as answering enquiries from, and liaising with, parents/carers in relation to their Student Fee Accounts. Please refer to Position Description, for further details.

Now let's talk about you.

You will be joining SEDA College WA as a pivotal part of a dedicated and successful team. This is an important role within the Finance Department, so experience in Accounts Receivable is preferred, along with being proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Programs.  You will need to have well developed verbal communication and interpersonal skills, with the proven ability to build rapport and interact effectively with a broad range of people at all levels, have strong written communication skills, along with the capacity to build and maintain collaborative working relationships with others. You will need to be able to work independently and contribute effectively as a team member to achieve goals and use problem solving skills to identify problems and establish an appropriate solution. You will need to hold a current working with children card and National Police Clearance (or willingness to obtain). If required, an application for a working with children check can be made upon successful appointment. In addition, as per the State Government mandate, the successful appointment will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.

You will have demonstrated flexibility, dependability, strong organisational skills including planning and time management with an ability to prioritise and manage workload, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing circumstances combined with a positive attitude as you will be a role model for our SEDA College WA core values.

In return, we will reward you with a competitive salary (above the Education Department Ministerial Officers Salaries, Allowances and Conditions Award), genuine career growth opportunities and flexibility, a relaxed and inclusive work culture, working with a team of like-minded individuals who are passionate, energetic and positive about making a valuable contribution to the lives of students.

If you are inspired by the prospect of being a part of something bigger and you want your contribution to matter, apply for this position now by submitting a covering letter and a current resume directly to  by no later than Wednesday, 25 May 2022.  In your covering letter, please address the skills and experience selection criteria in the Job Description in no more than two pages.

Conditions of engagement including probation and character checks (including police records check and Working with Children Check) will apply to this position.  All Applicants need to satisfy the key selection criteria outlined in the SEDA College WA position description and may be required to complete a fit and proper person declaration form’ to be eligible for engagement.


SEDA College WA strongly welcomes applications from our diverse Australian community including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people of all ages and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. All employment decisions are based on merit and we pride ourselves on being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SEDA College WA has a zero-tolerance policy for child abuse and is committed to promoting child safety, children's wellbeing and protecting children from abuse.

Jobs @ Independent Schools
Closing Date
25 May 2022 17:00
Contact Person
Luciana Achilli
SEDA College WA