Creating Skills for life

Finance Officer 

  Based in Apia, Samoa

About Australia Pacific Training Coalition (implemented by TAFE Queensland)

The Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) is a centre for training excellence providing Australian standard training qualifications and skills across the Pacific region. As Australia’s flagship Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) investment in the Pacific, APTC works collaboratively with TVET stakeholders to achieve training delivery outcomes and reforms to Pacific TVET systems. By joining APTC, you will have the opportunity to contribute towards a more skilled, inclusive and productive workforce for the region.


APTC has country offices in Fiji, Vanuatu, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste. The Regional Head Office is located in Suva, Fiji.



The Role

The Finance Officer has key responsibility for administering and implementing the financial operations of the APTC Samoa office ensuring that financial activities are undertaken in accordance with APTC policies and work instructions. The officer will support Country Director and Manager Finance Pacific in completing all finance activities.


As our ideal candidate, you must have:

  1. A Tertiary qualification in administration, finance or accounting or post-secondary qualification and demonstrated experience in operating within a finance environment using computerised finance systems.
  2. Proven ability to work independently, often under pressure, and exercise sound judgement in the development and implementation of financial management functions.
  3. Experience in establishing priorities, organising workloads, achieving objectives and meeting tight deadlines within medium to large business such as an education provider.
  4. Intermediate skill level in the use of Microsoft Excel and financial software systems.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an eye for detail combined with sound written and oral communication skills in English & local language.
  6. Ability to work collaboratively as part of a small and dedicated team, as well as across multiple sites.


For more information please review the Role Description and Information Sheet.

Contract duration: Until 30th June 2023


RemunerationWST35,698 per annum, inclusive of 10% superannuation.


How to Apply?

To apply for this role, please ensure you:

  • Address all the Key Selection Criteria questions available in the online application form.
  • Upload your updated resume which includes the contact details for two (2) referees.


For further enquiries, please contact


Applications close 9:59pm Samoa Time, 9th October 2022

To start an application, click on the 'apply' button below




All applications must be submitted online. Please do not email applications.


For any enquiry relating to this role, please email


Applications close 9:59pm Samoa Time, 9th October 2022


APTC is an equal opportunity employer; fostering a fair, safe and socially inclusive environment, embracing all forms of diversity.


APTC is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnical background, including persons living with disabilities to apply.


APTC is an Australian Government initiative in partnership with the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

APTC is implemented by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)

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