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How we recruited an Accounts Officer

About the client

Our client has over 30 years experience in the civil earth-moving industry. They are committed to providing value-added earth-moving services by creating successful partnerships with their customers throughout the entire construction process.

  • Location - Perth, WA
  • Industry - construction / earth-moving
  • Size - 30 employees

We applied our three-phase service delivery model for this recruitment drive.

About the client

Video job advertisement

Social media algorithms prioritise video content over still images, so we produce video advertisements for all vacancies to enhance our candidate sourcing efforts.

By leveraging this unique and highly effective approach, we aim to connect with the right candidates at the right time.

We share our videos on LinkedIn, and Facebook, posting them 10-20 times based on relevance. Typically, our videos receive over 1,000 views within the first 24 hours.

Job advertisement

We continually refresh, rewrite, and reformat our job advertisements to ensure we receive high-quality applications. Our strategy is proactive, with approximately 20 advertisements posted for each permanent job. These advertisements are shared across:

  • Job boards - Seek, Adzuna, Glassdoor, Indeed and Jora
  • Social media - LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter
  • 11 Recruitment's website

On average, our advertisements receive over 100 applications and significantly outperform the market benchmark for Seek, shown in this graph.

Accounts Officer - job advertisement header

Accounts Officer

  • Well-established and reputable company located north of the river
  • Permanent, full-time position with an immediate start


Our client is a privately owned company in the civil construction industry. They aim to provide the best products and services possible.

Their warehouse - which includes an attached office - based in the Northern suburbs.


Payroll duties for this role will include:

  • Timesheet calculation
  • Processing weekly payroll for 30 staff
  • Processing payroll deductions, payments and GL reconciliations
  • Preparing files for new employees
  • Reporting to the CFO

Accounts duties for this role will include:

  • AP and AR - processing invoices, weekly payments and statement reconciliations 
  • Bank and weekly sales reconciliations 
  • Creating purchase orders 
  • Entering creditor/debtor data and allocating to GL accounts 
  • Completing end-of-month reporting
  • Updating KPI information
  • Managing petty cash 

Administration duties for this role will include:

  • Answering calls and greeting visitors 
  • Managing incoming and outgoing mail 
  • Liaising with contractors and suppliers to place new job order 
  • Booking accommodation 
  • Filing and archiving documents and records
  • Data entry 
  • Monitoring and maintaining stationary and office equipment 
  • Purchasing PPE and first aid 
  • Ensuring the office is clean and amenities are stocked


The successful candidate will need:

  • Experience in a similar role 
  • The unrestricted right to work in Australia 
  • MYOB proficiency
  • Experience in payroll
  • Microsoft Excel proficiency
  • Excellent verbal and written communication 
  • Accurate data entry and attention to detail  

Assessment Matrix design

Our custom-designed, in-house software generates an Assessment Matrix, serving as the blueprint for our recruitment process. This process includes screening, interviews, document verification, skills testing, personality profiling, and reference checks.

The Assessment Matrix marks the stage at which each criterion is addressed, with the most critical criteria being checked multiple times throughout the recruitment process.

Selection criteria







Bachelor's degree - advantage


High-volume accounts

Payroll for 30 employees

Induction file preparation

End-to-end AP / AR

Sales reconciliations

PO creation

Month-end reporting

Petty cash

High-volume admin

Arranging travel and accommodation


Microsoft Office - advanced

Adobe software - intermediate

Spelling and grammar - excellent

Verify LinkedIn vs CV

Accept expected salary ($75k)

Previous warning of termination?

Will you pass a drug test?


Dominance - 35%

Influence - 32%

Steadiness - 59%

Compliance - 69%

Forms signed

Health / police check

Signed document - tell the truth

Docs verified

Driver’s licence

Citizen AU / NZ or PR

DISC profiling

Just like people, jobs have their own behavioral profiles based on duties, environment, and communication. For every job vacancy, we create a profile that allows us to match an applicant's behavior to the specific role.

We utilise the DISC assessment, which examines the following attributes:

  • Dominance - accomplishing results, the bottom line, confidence
  • Influence - persuading others, openness, dependability
  • Steadiness - cooperation, sincerity, dependability
  • Compliance - quality, accuracy, expertise

DISC profile - Accounts Officer

Accounts Officer

Accounts Officer - DISC job profile

Shortlisted candidates

Candidate A

Accounts Officer - DISC candidate profile

Candidate B

Accounts Officer - DISC candidate profile

Candidate C

Accounts Officer - DISC candidate profile

Behavioural adaptation by candidates to match the job profile:

Candidate A

Accounts Officer - DISC candidate adaptation

Candidate B

Accounts Officer - DISC candidate adaptation

Candidate C

Accounts Officer - DISC candidate adaptation


Our aim is to produce a strong shortlist by sourcing widely. We measure every stage in our recruitment process to ensure we meet this key objective.

Our service comes with an extended 18-month replacement guarantee. This guarantee means our interests are mutually aligned - to recruit high achievers who will excel and stay.

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Christian Madsen | Managing Director

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