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Accounts Payable Support

  • Volunteer for a leading animal welfare charity
  • Burwood East location


About the RSPCA

RSPCA Victoria is a non-government, community-based, not-for-profit organisation whose vision is 'ending cruelty to all animals'. We are Victoria's best-known and most respected animal welfare organisation.

Our organisation's purpose is to work with the community to achieve outstanding animal welfare through education, advocacy, animal care and protection. RSPCA Victoria's values - clarity and accountability, respect and consideration, and expertise and collaboration - set clear expectations for all our staff and volunteers.

About the role

The purpose of the role is to provide administrative support to the Accounts Payable Officer with a focus on timely and accurate processing of supplier invoices, statements and resolving queries. The role will also assist in updating the desk instructions.

Role duties and responsibilities

The Accounts Payable Support volunteer will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Processing of prepared invoices into SAGE (the accounting system)
  • Contacting suppliers for various reasons (invoice copies and statements etc)
  • Filing away of documents and other duties, as assigned
  • Updating the desk instructions
  • Other tasks as agreed

Skills and experience required

To be successful in this role, the volunteer will possess the following necessary skills and attributes:


  • Proficiency and experience in general accounts support / data entry roles (payable, receivable etc.)
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical skills a must
  • Regular and reliable in attendance
  • Self-driven with a confident “can-do” disposition, must be willing to work hard and handle higher processing volumes, when needed
  • Ability to understand and maintain confidentiality

Training and support

The volunteer will be provided the following core skills and on-the-job training and support:

  • Demonstrate the use of relevant software.
  • Instruction on appropriate Accounts Payable procedures and policies.
  • Introduction to the team and other stakeholders, as required.
  • On the job training provided by the Accounts Payable Officer.

How to apply

Click Apply Online to submit your volunteer application. Please make sure you have read the Role Profile by clicking View Position Description in the top right-hand corner. 

Have your current resume or CV ready to submit with your application and answer the questions detailing your motivation for applying for this role, your relevant skills and experience addressing the key responsibilities and requirements section of the Role Profile.

Job Ref: BG000036
Submitted: 11-07-2018

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