Associate Portfolio Manager (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only*)

Position no 3070
Level IBA Level 4 ($77,195 – $81,856)
Location Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne or Brisbane
Program Investment & Asset Management
Section Commercial Property
Duration Ongoing
Contact Hamish Tweedy o2 9207 6368 or email
Closing date 24 April 2019
Applications Please see “How to apply” below


Indigenous Business Australia is a unique organisation that promotes and encourages self-management, self-sufficiency and economic independence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Established under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005, IBA’s programs provide the means for Indigenous Australians to create wealth and accumulate assets, take up investment opportunities, create business enterprises that provide additional employment opportunities, and to purchase homes.

It achieves these outcomes by applying a commercial focus, and by building mutually respectful and productive partnerships with Indigenous Australians, government, non-government and private sector organisations.

Investment & Asset Management

IBA’s Investment program aims to create economic independence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by using its capital base, skills and expertise, to build and manage a substantial portfolio of investments and generate economic impact for Indigenous Australians via financial returns, commercial capability development, employment, training and supply chain outcomes.

The program has a long history of over 20 years of successful investment alongside Indigenous organisations. The portfolio comprises over $480 million in investments across Australia in a variety of sectors, including tourism, property, funds management, energy, primary industries, industrial and retail businesses.


IBA seeks a motivated professional with commercial acumen, sound business analysis skills and excellent oral and written communications skills to join the Investments branch in the portfolio management team.

The successful candidate will report to and support the managers of the IBA Investments commercial property portfolio.

The commercial property portfolio comprises IBA’s investments in commercial office, industrial and related properties


Duties include supporting IBA’s primary portfolio managers for its commercial property and industrial portfolios with the following:

  • Thorough, accurate and timely financial analysis, forecasting, and budgets in relation to matters affecting IBA’s commercial property.
  • Ensuring timely, effective and accurate reporting of financial and commercial information, including monthly reporting and quarterly portfolio analytics.
  • Manage end of financial year audit and reporting requirements.
  • Monitoring risk of investments to ensure that financial and reputation risks to IBA are managed appropriately.
  • Manage WHS policies and procedures across the portfolio in conjunction with external property agents.
  • Assist the Senior Manager of Commercial Property Solutions to delivering high quality and effective service to clients, co-investors and capability partners and develop effective and rewarding relationships.
  • Develop the property and assets under management by assisting the Property Portfolio Manager as directed.
  • Monitor and report on the Indigenous outcomes in respect to the property portfolio.

Required capabilities (selection criteria)

These are essential unless otherwise indicated.

Knowledge and experience

  • Practical business experience in a commercial environment.
  • Tertiary qualifications in economics, commerce, accounting or other business-related disciplines will be well regarded.
  • Financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting skills, including use of excel. Experience in traditional forecasting and analysis models.
  • Awareness of the economic development aspirations of, and commitment to working ethically with and in the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Skills and attributes

  • Ability to communicate concepts and issues concisely in simple language (verbally and in writing) and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse counterparties, such as industry and professional partners, Indigenous partners and stakeholders.
  • A good team member who is also able to work effectively on an individual basis and with minimal supervision. A person who is respectful of others, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate and form quality working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders from a variety of professional backgrounds. Cross-cultural work experience well regarded.
  • Well developed; organising, planning and prioritisation skills with a high level of attention to detail and diligence. Possess the character, energy and commitment to meet deadlines and/or to manage the expectations of others.
  • Cultural capability including a respect for diversity and ability to communicate sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

*This position is being advertised under provisions of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 that enable affirmative measures to identify particular opportunities as open only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

How to apply

Applicants must include the following with their application:

  • Completed Job Application Coversheet (PDF 600KB opens in new window) – We recommend users edit the form using the latest version of Adobe Reader (available to download for free from the Adobe website).
  • A copy of your Resume
  • A statement outlining your claims against each of the required capabilities for the position..

Applications should be sent by email to [email protected]

Reference documentation

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