Recruitment of a Bookkeeper

How we recruited a Bookkeeper for an anti-slip product manufacturer

Our client

Our client is a privately owned Australian manufacturer of high-quality, anti-slip products. They are a market leader, exporting their products to seventy countries around the world.

  • Location - Bibra Lake, WA
  • Industry - manufacturing
  • Size - 10 employees

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

Bookkeeper - our client

Video job advertisement

Social media algorithms favour videos over still content, so we create video advertisements for all vacancies to help source our candidates.

We take full advantage of this unique and highly effective form of candidate sourcing in order to reach the right candidate at the right time. 

We post our videos on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. They are posted on these platforms 10-20 times, based on relevance. Our videos typically receive over 1,000 views within the first 24 hours.

Bookkeeper - Manufacturing

Job advertisement

We constantly refresh, rewrite and reformat our job advertisements to optimise the quality of applications received. Our approach is aggressive - we post around 20 advertisements for every permanent job. Advertisements are posted on:

  • 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 perform well above the market benchmark for Seek, shown in this graph.

Bookkeeper - job advertisement header


  • Must have single touch payroll knowledge
  • Proficiency with MYOB is essential
  • Permanent full time position with free onsite parking

The role

The duties for this role will include:

  • End-to-end bookkeeping - AP / AR, reconciliation, month and year-end 
  • Processing weekly payroll for 20 staff 
  • Preparing and lodging payroll tax, BAS and superannuation
  • Issuing group certificates through one touch payroll 
  • Conducing monthly reporting 
  • Drafting employee documents and maintaining personal files 
  • Providing invoicing and distribution assistance to the Freight Logistics Coordinator
  • Communicating with all stakeholders (both verbal and written)

About you

The successful candidate will need:

  • Single Touch Payroll knowledge 
  • Solid Bookkeeping experience 
  • MYOB experience 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • The ability to investigate any discrepancies 
  • The ability to meet all statutory / internal deadlines 
  • The unrestricted right to work in Australia
  • The ability to provide a current National Police Clearance 
  • Accurate data entry and attention to detail  
  • An understanding of foreign currency

The successful candidate must also be willing to undergo skills testing.

About our client

Our client is a privately owned manufacturer based in Bibra Lake. They are the leading producers of the development and refinement of antislip products. Our client has cemented their reputation in the field of innovation and technology.

Their offices have free onsite parking and are located in a building with warehouse.

They are seeking a candidate for an immediate start.

Bookkeeper - job advertisement footer

Assessment Matrix design

Our in-house designed, custom made software generates an Assessment Matrix, which is our blueprint for the recruitment process. Our process consists of screening, interviews, document verification, skills testing, personality profiling and reference checks.

Ticks indicate the point at which each criteria is addressed. More importance criteria are checked multiple times throughout the recruitment process.

Selection criteria




Skill test




Bookkeeping qualification


Strong single touch payroll

End-to-end bookkeeping - AP / AR, reconciliation, EOFY

Payroll for 20 staff

Preparing and lodging payroll tax, BAS and superannuation

Issuing group certificates

Foreign currency understanding

Monthly reporting

Employee document drafting

MYOB reporting


Microsoft Office - advanced

Discrepancy investigation

Meet statutory / internal deadlines

Accurate data entry; attention to detail

Apply technical equipment in production process

Verify LinkedIn vs CV

Accept expected salary ($75k)

Previous warning of termination?

Will you pass a drug test?


Dominance - 60%

Influence - 55%

Steadiness - 27%

Compliance - 51%

Forms signed

Health / police check

Signed document - tell the truth

Docs verified

Driver’s licence

Citizen AU / NZ or PR

DISC profiling

Similar to people, jobs have their own behavioural profile that is based on duties, environment and communication. We create a profile for every job vacancy, enabling us to match an applicant's behaviour against that of a specific role.

We use DISC, 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 - Bookkeeper

A key characteristic for this role is to have a person who is a cooperative team player and is rule oriented, they need to know what to do and when and how to do it. This type of individual would not have the innate urge to take over as leader, but rather would be content to be a member of the team whilst giving credit where credit is due for the contribution of other members of the team.

This type of person is likely to appreciate the support of management and colleagues and prefer to get the job done properly and thoroughly as per the processes. On occasions there may be the need for greater independence and the ability to take a stance and act on their initiative as required by the circumstances.


This role would best suit the type of person who is genuinely keen to provide a service. Such an individual should be happy with an unchanging routine and be amenable to receiving instructions from others, preferring not to be giving the instructions.

The role requires someone who will tolerate doing repetitious work over an extended period of time without getting bored and be able to concentrate on detailed work, focusing attention on the work at hand without being distracted by things going on around them.

The position would require a steady and patient type of individual, who does not easily become ruffled, as long as the environment is predictable. The role is unlikely to provide much variation and the sort of person who is best suited would be someone who is uncomfortable with change without warning. Given sufficient notice, the individual should be able to prepare for change and cope well, however, they would be quite uncomfortable if there is little time to prepare for the change.

The role requires someone who would need to work at a steady pace taking more time preparing, and consequently perhaps being more efficient over time, than a person who reacts with a sense of urgency.

This type of person is likely to specialise in this discipline and will have satisfaction from doing the job rather than by climbing up though the ranks of the organisation.


Bookkeeper - DISC job profile

Shortlisted candidates

Candidate A

Bookkeeper - DISC candidate profile

Candidate B

Bookkeeper - DISC candidate profile

Candidate C

Bookkeeper - DISC candidate profile

Behavioural adaptation by candidates to match the job profile:

Candidate A

Bookkeeper - DISC candidate adaptation

Candidate B

Bookkeeper - DISC candidate adaptation

Candidate C

Bookkeeper - 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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One conversation with Christian and you will know what I mean."

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