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Recruitment of a Senior Bookkeeper

How we recruited a Senior Bookkeeper for a geotechnical analysis company

Our client

Our client are leaders in the hyperspectral scanning, processing and interpretation of drill core, rock chips and other geological samples. They provide centralised bureau services as well as onsite laboratory services for real time, automated geological logging.

  • Location - East Perth, WA
  • Industry - geotechnical 
  • Size - 100 employees

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

Accounts Officer - 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.


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.

Accounts Officer - job advertisement header

Senior Bookkeeper

  • Join an internationally recognised, growing services company
  • Great team culture that cares
  • A role with an abundance of variety in a dynamic sector

Retained Search

The role

Your responsibilities will include but is not limited to the following:

  • Debtor & creditor invoicing to creditor statement reconciliation
  • Monthly journal entries to balance sheet
  • Intercompany recharging & intercompany loan reconciliation 
  • Bank reconciliation 
  • Balance sheet account reconciliation 
  • Fixed asset register 
  • Intercompany interpretation invoicing and equip invoicing
  • Management fees

You will undertake the following responsibilities as a cover when required:

  • Payroll processing
  • Employee expense claim management  
  • Leave reconciliation 
  • Intercompany recharging 
  • Superannuation and state payroll tax 

    About you

    To be successful for this role you will be expected to meet the following criteria:

    • Must have a minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role 
    • Be well versed with Xero Accounting System  
    • Cert IV in Bookkeeping 
    • Experience in international transfers 
    • Solid Australian bookkeeping experience is essential
    • Proficient in MS Office Suite 
    • Outstanding time management and organisational skills and the confidence to work independently 
    • The ability to communicate professionally both verbally & written, prioritise and meet deadlines
    • Accurate data entry and attention to detail
    • The ability to investigate any discrepancies
    • Meet all statutory and internal deadlines

    About our client

    Our client is a global services company within the mining sector based in East Perth.

    Accounts Officer - 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

    Screen

    Interview

    Docs.

    Profiling

    Refs.

    Education






    Cert IV Bookkeeping



    Experience






    Debtor Invoicing



    Creditor Invoicing Input



    Creditor Statement Reconciliation to Xero



    Intercompany Recharging



    Monthly Journal Entries to Trial Balance



    Intercompany Interpretation Invoice



    Intercompany Equip Invoicing



    Bank Reconciliations – Bank Feeds (Xero)



    Bank Reconciliations in Xero



    Inter-Company Loan Reconciliations



    Balance Sheet Account Reconciliations



    Superannuation and State Payroll Tax



    Payroll Processing



    Employee Expense Claim Management



    Fixed Asset Register



    Leave Reconciliation



    Intercompany recharging



    Management Fees - Invoicing


    Other






    Work Location – Ascot



    Verify LinkedIn CV vs CV submitted



    Accept expected salary ($80k)



    Previous warning of termination?



    Will you pass a drug test?



    Behaviour






    Dominance - 50%




    Influence - 45%




    Steadiness - 39%




    Compliance - 57%




    Forms signed






    Health / police check





    Signed document - tell the truth





    Docs verified






    Driver’s licence




    Citizen AU / NZ or PR




    Medical Check




    Probity Check





    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 - Senior Bookkeeper

    Senior Bookkeeper

    Shortlisted candidates

    Candidate A

    Candidate B

    Candidate C

    Behavioural adaptation by candidates to match the job profile:

    Candidate A

    Candidate B

    Candidate C

    Results

    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.

    Video views

    1,610


    Applications received

    39


    Interviewed by 11 Recruitment

    8


    Shortlisted

    3


    Interviewed by client

    2


    Hired

    1

    Feedback

    "Christian is an extremely professional, supportive and driven leader with a keen understanding for recruiting and client relations.

    His work ethic, communication, and consistency are key facets in the excellent results found at 11 Recruitment.

    His guidance and supervision are apparent when seeing the desire to constantly improve and provide positive experiences across the entirety of the team."

    Looking to recruit?


    Christian Madsen | Managing Director

    Want to recruit?

    Click the button to request your free quote or call me on (08) 9225 6211 if you have any questions.

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