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Payroll Officer

Job Title: Payroll Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 200003434_1567403401
Contact Name: Angela Clipperton
Contact Email: angela@whipperrecuitment.com.au
Job Published: September 04, 2019 12:18

Job Description

Reporting to the Financial Controller our client is seeking an experienced Payroll Officer ideally with Micropay experience. This exciting opportunity offers the flexibility to work two full days processing payroll (Monday and Tuesday) and shorter/ school hour days (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) for maintenance and administrative tasks.

The Role

The Payroll Officer is responsible for assisting and processing in the coordination and preparation of weekly payroll of 600 employees in accordance with award rates and Company Policies, maintaining employee records and providing effective communications with all staff regarding payroll matters.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • End to end processing of company payrolls
  • Maintenance of payroll
  • Updating and maintaining payroll records
  • Liaising with staff and management on payroll related queries
  • Maintaining leave, sickness and overtime reports
  • Interpreting awards/agreements and contracts in relation to overtime and shift
    allowances etc
  • Payroll reporting to meet internal and statutory obligations
  • Payroll administration
  • Calculation and processing of termination payments
  • Processing increases and calculation of back pays
  • Assisting the Financial Controller with month end consolidation
  • Assisting the Financial Controller with reconciliation and payment of payroll and group tax
  • Reconciling payroll related GL accounts
  • Calculating annual leave and LSL provisions/accruals
  • Maintain documentation and filing

What you'll need to succeed

  • 5 + years demonstrated payroll processing experience
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly motivated and driven to achieve expectations
  • Professional yet able to work well in a blue and/or white collar environment
  • Own transport (Free on-site parking available)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Numerical ability and data entry skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Understanding of payroll legislation and processes
  • Ability to interpret awards and relevant legislation
  • Customer service focus

If you are seeking a role offering flexible working arrangements with free parking and a supportive and fun working environment - Apply now!