If you are looking for long term full-time employment with a fast and progressive Australian employer operating in the healthcare industry who will treat you well, then we may be for you.



You won’t grow fast unless you work with the people at the top!

In terms of career, professional and personal development opportunities, we offer
more than a traditional public practice accounting firm.

We are located in the Adelaide CBD, opposite the new Ernst & Young Building

Full Time Administration Support Officer

To be negotiated Aus$8,000 to Aus $15,000 annually.

At Health and Life, you work with a Director from day 1 and not 5 years later.

Just a little about us and what we are after….

Established in 1992, we are an exciting high profiled entrepreneurial national Chartered
Accounting, Taxation and Practice Advisory firm.

We are a high growth, recession proof, paperless firm with state of the art facilities and

Opportunities for the right applicant exist within the firm for fast career progression.

Ideal skills are below, not all mandatory. We will train you if you are the right fit. We want you to
be part of the team like you are one of us.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

1 .Communication:

  • Written and proofreading skills spelling and grammar
  • Writing skills including assisting with blogs and flyers
  • Time management of CEO – monitor and manage 15 minute diary appointments
  • Travel and diary management
  • Confirm appointments and prepare agenda’s
  • Information and Technology
  • MS Office Word, Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint
  • File maker Pro or updating databases
  • Camtasia/Video Editing
  • Survey Monkey
  • Adobe Acrobat

2. Social Media:

  • SEO optimisation
  • WordPress
  • Linked In
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Mail Chimp

3. Skills:

  • Proactive and timely
  • Attention to detail
  • Patience
  • Self driven

Willingness to:

  • Research and learn new technologies, our industry and processes
  • Monitor and assist in the performance of staff
  • Daily follow up
  • Happy and outgoing person that work with teams
  • Happy to be monitored and trained
  • Can find other like-minded people to work with us
  • Looking for long-term full-time employment with an employer who will treat you well.

4. Essential:

  • An interest in tax and healthcare.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills. A lot of work Is conducted over the phone
    or by email, so the staff needs to quickly understand what you are saying.
  • Prepared to work your way up. Establishing a solid career is your first
    priority. Work life balance is important, but some sacrifices may need to be made
    to get ahead.
  • Ability to keep calm because you are happy to research things properly so you can
    provide valuable opinions.
  • Ability to think outside the square
  • Quick learner and adapt and accept constructive feedback. Do not take criticism personally and will finish the job.
  • Solutions and teamwork driven and self-accountable. We pay for results.

Are you looking for a dynamic and diverse and permanent long term role?

Are you seeking to develop your business skills?

Then this is the role for you!

Do you have what it takes?

At Health and Life, indifference does not get you a career with us. You do need a sense of humour,
an ability to think outside the square, an ability to remain calm and work hard in a rapidly changing

This following is a test to see if you have the persistence and attention to detail that we are looking for.

We are looking for people who want a career and not just a job. It is an important decision for both
of us.

Can you pass the Health and Life Attitude Test?

To figure out if we are the right fit for you, consider the following…

Positive change is your friend and not your enemy. At Health and Life, no day is the same, it is extremely exciting. It is highly progressive and stimulating intellectual environment. We are making a huge difference in the national healthcare system and the community, and you can be part of it.

We receive many applications. For this reason, we are making it difficult to apply. We only want
great staff members and not just good workers. We will only contact you if you are the right fit. How
do we know if you are not the right fit?

You are persistent and have great attention to detail.

By reading our “Are we the right fit for you? statement below you will know what to do next to
get a job with us.

Will you receive a response?

In the end, we will only offer professional and long-term careers that make a difference because that is
what you want as well. You will have shown that is more than a job to you.


You will be automatically be rejected if your cover letter does not:

1. Demonstrate you have watched our slides; and
2.Tell us why you want to work in the health care industry; and
3. Read without grammar and/or spelling mistakes and errors; and
4. You may only have one attempt at applying. Past applicants are not eligible to reapply.

So now you know the main reason why we cannot progress your application
beyond this point.

For those who are prepared to take this test keep reading.

It takes time to find the right fit. We will take as long as is necessary.This is why we keep running this
advertisement all year round. We want to employ talented people like you.

If you hear from us, you have a 90% chance of securing a job if our CEO David Dahm calls you.
We can guarantee you our CEO reads every application.

We promise you will hear from our CEO within a week if you answer our ad correctly. Have fun applying,
it will be an experience. We will give honest feedback. I hope to see you as part of our committed
and hard working team.

Why did you not hear from us?

On the flip side if you don’t read or apply for our ad properly, do not expect to hear from us again.
Some instant feedback is you do not have the attention to detail or persistence we are looking for.
We are honest about feedback. You cannot grow and develop at Health and Life unless you are
prepared to receive constructive feedback. It is a two-way street. We are also prepared to listen,
where your hard work, skills and experience exceed that of your peers.

What is it like to work at Health and Life? – “Are we the right fit for you?” statement. 

Less of a job, more of a calling

Working at Health and Life is a whole different experience. Because whatever you do here, you play a part in creating some of the best solutions to people’s most important decisions in life.

You will be promoting achievement of financial and health literacy with integrity; alleviating poverty and ill-health in the international community and helping people discover all the amazing things they can do with this knowledge. You could call it work, or you could call it a mission.

We call it giving back, and it’s a rush.

Click here to find out about our “Are we the right fit for you?” statement.

Read on

Other Tips!

Find out more about our CEO and Founder David Dahm Linked In Profile.

Email your covering letter and resume to David Dahm at pa@healthandlife.com.au


For more insights visit our blog.

About me: David Dahm BA (Acc.), CA., FCPA, CTA, FFin, CPM, FAAPM, FAIM, FGLF.

Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Adviser, Registered Tax Agent, Former AGPAL Surveyor 10 years of service

David Dahm is CEO and founder of the national medical and healthcare chartered accounting firm Health and Life and global Founder and CEO of the not for profit project the International Healthcare Standards and Ethics Board (www.ihseb.org)

After a serious work related car accident in 1989, and nine operations later I continue to be a patient and provider advocate. I enter my third decade as a national Chartered Accountant for Medical and Healthcare practices in Australia. I am a former 10-year Australian General Practice Accreditation surveyor. I come from a medico family. I have served on the AAPM national Board and was the inaugural national Chair of the Certified Practice Manager CPM post nominal. I continue to provide accounting tax and practice management advice to many practices all over Australia.

You know who you are and I thank you for this real honour and privilege to serve you and your community through you. Note, I am not a lawyer please seek appropriate legal and accounting advice. This information is for general information and discussion only.