Payroll Officer

City of Moreton Bay

City of Moreton Bay is Australia's third largest local government spanning rural townships and urban centres, coastal villages and thriving business precincts. Council employs a workforce dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of residents, providing more than 100 services to the community across road and transport infrastructure, parks, sport, rubbish collection and community and cultural facilities. Together, we make a significant contribution to local lifestyle, community and economy.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Brisbane, Australia ⚠️

The details:

  • Permanent Full Time
  • $76,873pa + super (up to 12%) + leave loading (increasing to $79,563pa effective 1 July 2024) Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A) - Level 3 of EBA5
  • 9-day fortnight
  • 72.5-hour fortnight
  • Hybrid, flexible working environment, including some work from home days.
  • Location: Strathpine

About our opportunity

As one of our Payroll Officers you will be a part of processing the fortnightly payroll for Council’s 2000+ workforce. You will provide administrative duties and tasks and be a point of contact for payroll related matters, providing guidance and advice to employees and councillors on various payroll functions.

Additionally, you will:

  • establish and maintain employee master file records including personal information, wages and allowances, classifications, bank details, deductions, and superannuation.
  • ensure accurate preparation and processing of timesheets and leave applications, relating to payment of wages.
  • complete the preparation of statements of earnings, certificates of services and payment requests of new and previous employees.
  • perform calculation and processing of higher duties, overpayments, owing monies, terminations and salary sacrifice superannuation arrangements.
  • prepare training and educational material to upskill staff on various payroll processing items.

About you

We are seeking someone experienced in processing a payroll of a similar size, has exceptional attention to detail with a focus on accuracy and efficiency in all tasks, with the time management skills to meet deadlines.

You will understand the imperativeness of maintaining confidentiality in this kind of environment and be able to demonstrate your experience in effectively interpreting awards and reconciling, reporting, and providing advice on payroll matters. With a great attitude and effective communication skills you will be well equipped to liaise with the various stakeholders and be a positive addition to our team.

Experience or exposure with TechnologyOne, is beneficial but more important is having that ability to quickly pick up new technology and process.

Position Description

Download FilePosition Description_Payroll Officer.pdf

Why join the City of Moreton Bay Team?

As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region.

With a diverse workforce of more than 2,000 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of nearing 500,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today.

Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:

  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • Free flu vaccinations every year.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.
  • We are proud to offer opportunities to develop your career within a local government organisation and our team members are encouraged to undertake study for career development in their area of employment under our Study, Training And Research Scheme (STARS).
  • Generous employer and employee super contribution scheme.
  • Salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation payments, smartphones and devices.
  • We want you and your family to feel well supported when you need it most - as a team member you will have access our 24/7 confidential counselling service, leader support hotline, chaplaincy program and our Mates in Construction program.
  • Our Strathpine office has local parking on-site and is in close proximity to public transport networks.
  • Flexibility depends on the type of work you do but could include options such as work from home, part time, 9-day fortnights and flexible days. Talk to us about what flexibility means to you!

How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role.

Please note: applicants will be required to undergo a National Police History Check as part of the recruitment process for this role.

To obtain further details please contact our Careers team at [email protected].

For more information about City of Moreton Bay and to stay across what's happening in our region, follow us on LinkedIn.

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Working Week

We work a 9 day fortnight. That's 9 slightly longer days over 2 weeks (80 hours total), with every second Friday off.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 31 days of PTO, including leave loading and public holidays.

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid work environment with some work-from-home days.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 1.2k across 16 departments:

  • engineering
  • support
  • education
  • business development
  • operations
  • arts and design
  • media and commmunication
  • legal
  • finance
  • +7 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • TechnologyOne
  • Payroll processing
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management
  • Interpret awards
  • Reconcile payroll
  • Reporting
  • Provide advice
  • Effective communication

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