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Senior Payroll Officer

  • 494747
  • Payroll
  • Full time permanent

At Uniting we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities, and confront injustice. Our focus is always on the people we serve.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful, and compassionate.

About the Role:

The primary purpose of this role is to works as part of the Payroll Shared Services team to process fortnightly pay runs and ensures that all processes are executed accurately and in a timely manner across all functional tasks.

Key Responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Operates as the subject matter expert and escalation point to resolve issues and optimizes the contribution of the team through while working with Payroll Manager to implement workable solutions to business issues/problems for Payroll operations
  • Process fortnightly payrun
  • Ensure compliance of all processes and award interpretations
  • Assist team members in back-up role for vacation and/or high-volume work efforts.
  • Escalate potential service issues to Payroll manager
  • Provides subject matter expertise, interpretation, coaching and counsel with colleagues/team members to ensure team members acquire necessary skills and performance attributes, in line with business and personal development needs.
  • Responsible for documenting and implementing quality control measures and processes
  • Accountable for ongoing management of effective internal and external stakeholders’ relationship across all area of the business as the main point of contact for senior team representatives

Systems and processes:

  • Experience with Preceda payroll systems and intermediate Microsoft excel skill.
  • Experience in a shared service environment and solid understanding of current EA agreements and awards, HR practices, Salary Packaging, FBT, PAYG, workers compensation, and timesheet management, procedures, operations and legislation.
  • Experience working on complex payroll transformation projects and process improvement initiatives

You will have the ability to:

  • Improve performance - Works with others and offers suggestions to find ways of doing the job more effectively.
  • Own the job - Take ownership for all responsibilities and honour commitments within your own role and strive to achieve goals with a "can-do" attitude to levels of excellence.
  • Persevere - Remain committed to completing the job in the face of obstacles and barriers.
  • Sets achievable timeframes and work to complete projects, tasks and duties on time.
  • Make Sound DecisionsAnalyse problems, seek input from relevant people and then take appropriate action to implement the most effective solution in a timely manner.

What is in it for you?

You will be part of a fun and friendly supportive team, feel valued and work in a fast-paced environment for a progressive organisation.  Uniting is a phase of growth and transformation; the latter may lead to opportunity to grow with us! Salary packaging option and a level of flexibility is offered.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a national Police check, working with children check, working with vulnerable people check and reference checks.

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. Uniting supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Closing date: Jun 24, 2021

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