The Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (CLCAC) was established over 25 years ago in Burketown to represent the rights and interests of Traditional Owners. Our members are drawn from the nine language groups whose traditional lands and waters are located in the in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. As the recognised Native Title Service Body for the southern Gulf region, the CLCAC performs statutory functions in accordance with the provisions of the Native Title Act 1993. An elected Board determines the Organisation’s priorities and monitors the progress of native title applications and oversees operational activities and general governance.

In addition to performing native title functions, CLCAC supports land and sea management projects, including two successful ranger programs at Burketown and Normanton and is assisting traditional owner groups with economic development.  CLCAC currently employs approximately 35 full time staff across four units. We are seeking a Finance Officer to join our Corporate Services Unit to provide financial administration support to the CLCAC Corporate Services Manager.

The Finance Officer will be responsible for:

  • Creditor and Debtor management, including processing invoices and attending to supplier payments;
  • Assisting with the management of CLCAC’s assets, including maintaining of asset schedules and servicing registers;
  • Providing basic ‘help-desk’ assistance to staff in relation to IT issues and liaising with external IT consultants;
  • Preparation and lodgement of BAS and IAS reports;
  • Assist with monthly and annual financial reporting obligations, including monthly reconciliation of CLCAC’s Bank Accounts and Balance Sheet;

The ideal person for this role will be someone with formal qualifications and/or experience in accounting or business management and who is dynamic; is organised and can manage multiple competing priorities; is creative and able to find innovative ways to solve problems; is relationship and outcomes focussed; has excellent writing and communication skills; and leads by example.


The position is a full-time position based in our Cairns office. This role may involve some travel to our Regional Offices located in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria region.

  • Salary level to be negotiated dependent on skills and experience.
  • The CLCAC is a Private Benevolent Institution: Salary sacrifice arrangements are available.
  • Leave entitlements will include 5 weeks annual leave.


Your Application should include:

  1. A covering letter (1 page);
  2. A separate attachment outlining your experience against the selection criteria (no longer than 2 pages)
  3. A current resume, including the names and contact numbers of two referees (no longer than 4 pages.

Please ensure your application is marked ‘Private and confidential’ and addressed to:

Corporate Services Manager

Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

PO Box 6662

Cairns QLD 4870

Or email to:


  1. Experience to a high level with MYOB Accounting software or similar;
  2. Experience with accounting processes and the ability to prepare financial reports and budgets;
  3. Possess good attention to detail and problem solving skills;
  4. Possess excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate with Indigenous people, managers and key stakeholders;
  5. Demonstrated organisational skills and the ability to prioritise to meet impending deadlines and recurring priorities.


For further information about this position see the Position Description or contact the CLCAC on 07 4041 3833.

Event date:
1 Sep 2017 to 22 Sep 2017
Release date:
1 Sep 2017
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Upcoming and recent events

Event date:
28 Sep 2014

Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation 30 Year Anniversary Celebrations.

Event date:
15 Mar 2014
CLCAC hosted the region's first Indigenous Economic Development Summit in Burketown (March 2014). The Summit was called by Traditional Owners, key industry and business leaders and government officials. Key topics included tourism and small business opportunities.
Event date:
15 Oct 2013
The Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (CLCAC) held an Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Burketown Shire Council Hall on 16 October 2013.

Stories on country

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18 Mar 2016

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16 Jun 2015

Good evening, my name is Thomas Wilson. I am a Lardil person from Mornington Island in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria.  My people are saltwater people, the neighbours of the Yangkaal, Kaiadilt and Gangalidda Peoples. 

Before proceeding, I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this country where we are gathered this evening. I would also like to acknowledge all traditional owners that have travelled from far and wide to attend this conference.

2 Apr 2015

 Native title rights and interests were yesterday formally recognised in Burketown by the Federal Court of Australia over a number of culturally significant areas and sites, including: