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Employer:  City of Canterbury-Bankstown
Job Type:  Full Time Temporary
Bankstown NSW 2200, Australia (Show on map)

Payroll officer

  • Temporary 12 Month Contract - Full Time
  • Flexible Work Practices - 35 Hour Week
  • Bankstown Location

Are you a SAP Payroll person with demonstrated experience and looking for an exciting new opportunity within a large Local Government organisation?

Do you enjoy a challenge and strive to be the best you can whilst being innovative and results driven to improve the service levels across the organisation.

If so we are currently seeking a dynamic, driven and motivated individual to join our team on a contract role for up to 12 months.

You will be responsible for the day to day entry of payroll across various units within the organisation whilst ensuring 100% accuracy along with providing support and assistance to the various business units.

The day to day:

  • Ensure accurate preparation and system processing of timesheets relating to salaries staff
  • Calculate and process higher grade, back pay, tax adjustments
  • Monitor leave balances and employee entitlement to payment after collection of relevant forms and certificates
  • Preparation and data entry of all leave applications for weekly and advance payments
  • Maintenance of employees master file data including change of address, bank deposit details, deductions, allowances and pay rates
  • Checking of payroll exception reports after completion of data entry
  • Sort and distribute weekly and fortnightly pay slips
  • Consultation with Managers and team leaders of an employee's pending requirements for payroll purposes
  • Prepare and analyse pay reports as required
  • Prepare statistical reports and information as required by various organisations
  • Preparation of correspondence, calculation and completion of Certificate of Service and payments requested for previous and new employees transferring leave entitlements between local Government Councils
  • Assist with all enquiries in payroll and personnel matters in an accurate, courteous and customer focused manner
  • Payroll journals for costing adjustments
  • General filing and maintenance of personnel files

To be successful in this position you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrated payroll experience in SAP HR
  • Understanding of General Accounting principles
  • Ability to plan and prioritise work 
  • Capacity to work to tight deadlines
  • Have full knowledge and understanding of the industrial award and the interpretation of the relevant award
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted online by clicking the 'Apply' button below and creating a login using your email address. When submitting your application, make sure to address the Essential Criteria mentioned in the below Position Description in your covering letter. To apply you must address the Essential and Desirable criteria in the position description

Please note the successful applicant will be required to undertake Pre-employment criminal history check.

People with a disability are encouraged to apply.

Applications close Sunday 20 May, 2018

For more information, please contact Leeya Panov (Coordinator Remuneration) on 9707 9972 or email enquiry to

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