Gympie Regional Council

Coordinator Payroll and fixed term Officer Payroll

Posted: 05 Aug
Closes: 22 Aug
Gympie, Queensland

Description

Gympie is at the heart of a rapidly expanding region which stretches from rural valleys in the west to the Cooloola Coast, gateway to spectacular Fraser Island. Enjoy the rural delights of the picturesque Mary Valley, the history of Gympie and the broad western area, home to country festivals and a strong agricultural base. For someone seeking a high quality of life, the region offers a unique opportunity.  You could be part of a forward thinking local government organisation with a commitment to continuously improving the services it provides to its 50,000 residents, in one of the most diverse locations in Queensland.

The CBD of Gympie is the central hub to the Gympie region, which is two hours north of Brisbane and in close proximity to the Sunshine and Fraser coasts. Council offices are located in Gympie's town centre close to shopping, cafes and parking.

 

Coordinator Payroll (permanent full time)

Officer Payroll (up to 12 months fixed term)

 

Remuneration: Coordinator position - Level 6 - annual salary commencing $88,984 plus superannuation and Officer position - level 4 - annual salary commencing $75,897 (pro rata) plus superannuation

Closing Date: Sunday 21 August 2022 at 11.00pm AEST

No late applications will be accepted.  Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered. Unsolicited applications from agencies will not be considered. 

 

Role Overview - Coordinator Payroll

An excellent opportunity currently exists for an experienced Payroll Coordinator to join the People and Organisational Development Branch as part of the Payroll team. 

This opportunity is permanent full time.

This position will coordinate the payroll function within council, ensuring the timely and accurate execution of the payroll process, including the experience in manual processing of payroll functions and calculations.  In addition, this position is responsible for the governance, audit, stakeholder engagement and continuous improvement related activities.

The key responsibilities of the role include (but are not limited to):

  • Provide direct supervision and support to the Payroll team.
  • Coordinate the successful completion of full payroll process in an accurate, confidential and timely manner including: data entry (time sheets and leave forms), adjustments, maintenance of confidential personnel and payroll records from commencement to termination for all payments and changes to employee details. Disbursement and reconciliation of pay, deductions, superannuation etc. by electronic funds transfer.
  • Maintain the integrity of Councils electronic payroll data.
  • Compliance with relevant Industrial Awards, Acts, Certified Agreement, legislation and procedures including superannuation and tax.
  • Maintain, calculate and pay employee and/or employer Superannuation entitlements in accordance with Superannuation legislation, rules and procedures.
  • Coordinate procedures for payroll related functions.
  • Provide a high level of customer service to internal and external customers, including accurate information to external agencies such as Centrelink, Child Support Agency, LG Workcare and financial organisations adhering to privacy legislation.
  • Manage and coordinate/monitor a range of confidential and sensitive payroll information.
  • Manage incoming correspondence and reports to determine actions, priorities and responsibilities.
  • Manage payroll related projects.
  • Manage and perform all end of year functions eg. Single Touch Payroll.
  • Provide expert advice to internal customers, including within the POD Team.
  • Proactively contribute to continuous improvement strategies within payroll function and the wider organisation.

What we are looking for

To be successful in this role, applicants should be able to demonstrate their skills and experience in the following:

  • Knowledge and experience in payroll functions at a senior level with the ability to apply and interpret industrial awards, agreements, legislation and procedures
  • Coordinate the processing, reconciliation and reporting payroll functions
  • Provide an accurate and efficient payroll service in a medium to large sized organisation (approximately 500 employees).
  • Lead the payroll team with a commitment to employee development and multiskilling.
  • To work effectively in a team environment, to work under pressure whilst exercising judgment, and to plan and prioritise work to achieve required outcomes, accept responsibility and work with a degree of autonomy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement.

Position Description

For a full position description containing essential and desirable criteria, please click here.

Role Overview - Officer Payroll (up to 12 months fixed term)

We also have a fixed term opportunity available for an experience Payroll Officer. This will be a full time, fixed term engagement for a period of up to 12 months.

This position is to provide efficient and accurate execution of payroll processes to Council and its employees through system maintenance, customer service, problem solving and reporting. In addition, actively contribute to continuous improvement activities.

The key responsibilities of the role include (but are not limited to):

  • Actively contribute to the successful completion of full payroll process in an accurate, confidential and timely manner including: data entry (time sheets and leave forms), adjustments, maintenance of confidential personnel and payroll records from commencement to termination for all payments and changes to employee details. Disbursement and reconciliation of pay, deductions, superannuation, etc. by electronic funds transfer.
  • Compliance with relevant Industrial Awards, Acts, Certified Agreement, legislation and procedures including superannuation and tax.
  • Maintain, calculate and pay employee and/or employer Superannuation entitlements in accordance with Superannuation legislation, rules and procedures.
  • Review and update procedure and policies for payroll functions.
  • Maintain the integrity of Councils electronic payroll data.
  • Provide a high level of customer service to internal and external customers. Provide accurate information to external agencies such as Centrelink, Child Support Agency, LG Workcare and financial organisations adhering to privacy legislation.
  • Proactively contribute to continuous improvement strategies within payroll function and the wider organisation.

What we are looking for

To be successful in this role, applicants should be able to demonstrate their skills and experience in the following:

  • Sound knowledge of and experience in payroll functions with a demonstrated ability to apply and interpret industrial awards, agreements, legislation and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to process, reconcile and report payroll functions.
  • Provide an accurate and efficient payroll service in a medium to large sized organisation.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and to work under pressure whilst exercising judgment and to plan and prioritise work to achieve required outcomes, accept responsibility and work with limited supervision.

Position Description

For a full position description containing essential and desirable criteria, please click here.

Who to Contact

For information regarding the requirements of this role, please contact Pip Moir, Coordinator Human Resources 5481 0778 or email pip.moir@gympie.qld.gov.au

For assistance lodging your application using Council's online system, please contact Rowena Chapman, Senior Officer Human Resources on 5481 0687 or email rowena.chapman@gympie.qld.gov.au

What we offer?

  • Nine day fortnight/ten day fortnight/flexible work hours
  • Access to employee health and well-being programs
  • Fitness Passport: work out at over 25 local gyms for you and your family at a subsidised rate
  • Access to professional development and employee education assistance
  • Long service leave after seven years
  • Generous superannuation scheme 13 per cent
  • Access to salary sacrificing
  • Employee assistance program offering free confidential counselling services for employees and their families.

 

 

Successful applicants will be required to undertake various checks such as skills, qualifications, reference, medical and national police.

 

How to apply

Keen to apply? Simply follow the instructions below:

1) Download and review the position description above
2) Complete the information below, as requested (please use an individualised email address as using another person's may effect your application, if you do not have one please follow this link to create a Gmail account)
3) Click 'APPLY'
4) Attach your resume, covering letter and a single document containing copies of your qualifications, licences or tickets as applicable.
5) Click 'NEXT' and 'CONFIRM'

Please note before continuing: It is advisable that you prepare your responses in a separate word or text document, saving your work as you go and that you then copy and paste this prepared information in the form before completing the application process. Please keep your responses to a maximum 300 words for each question.

 

Applications close  on Sunday 21 August 2022 at 11.00pm AEST. No late applications will be accepted. Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered.