Payroll Officer

Ever wanted to use your payroll skills to make a real difference? We have the perfect opportunity for you! We are seeking an experienced payroll officer with a love of numbers and keen eye for detail to join our Payroll team. Be part of a positive, close-knit and collaborative team, and play a critical role in the all-important head office of Save the Children Australia.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there’s a disaster – like an earthquake, drought or conflict – we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this full-time permanent position, based in Carlton, you will work on the preparation, lodgement, and payment of wages and ensu re the accurate, timely, and efficient management of the payroll function. You will be part of our Finance and Support Services team and report to our Payroll Manager.

You will make an impact by:

  • Processing end to end payroll in conjunction with Payroll, Human Resources, and Finance teams
  • Ensuring the administration of WorkCover, superannuation, and PAYG obligations
  • Administering and processing employee changes in a timely and accurate manner
  • Performing month and year end reconciliation and reporting duties
  • Processing the month end super payments and uploading the Quicksuper file
  • Contributing to documentation of operational manuals
  • Administering employee queries and responding in a timely and accurate manner
  • Actively participating in process improvement reviews to continuously advance the performance of the payroll function

If we could compose the perfect you…

…You are a resilient, adaptable and positive team player with high attention to detail and exceptional communication skills. While you have a strong customer service focus, you’re not afraid to push back when needed and escalate issues as required. Your excellent organisational skills give you the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

This role requires:

  • Previous experience in, and comprehensive working knowledge of, iChris/Chris21 is highly desired.
  • Experience processing payroll for 500+ employees
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service and can-do attitude
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Solid understanding of Payroll rules in general

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.

In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Opportunity to work on additional projects in Australia and in Pacific region alongside business as usual.
  • Full salary packaging benefits available for the NFP industry (please use this link to see how much this benefit could mean to you!)
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Agile work environment including working from home
  • Pet and child friendly work environment
  • Additional annual leave options available

For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the ‘Apply’ section.

Applications close 5PM AEST, Friday 18th August 2023.

Position Description – Payroll Officer

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our emp loyment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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