Payroll Officer

Hawthorn, Australia
04 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Join our Payroll Services team & support our exciting new projects
  • HEW 6, $77,616 - $83,686 + 17% Super
  • Fixed-term contract until April 2020, Hawthorn location

About Swinburne

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job

This role will initially form part of a project team implementing a new HRIS and payroll system in early 2019. The systems being implemented include iChris and Workday and any exposure to these systems will be highly regarded.

After completion of the project, this role will transition to operations and provide a level of system support and understanding within the payroll team. The focus will be on service delivery through efficient payroll processing whilst providing great customer service and support to internal stakeholders of the business with regards to all things payroll.

You will be a great communicator, with solid senior Payroll experience and sound knowledge of current relevant legislation with the initiative to get involved in a variety of projects across People & Culture.

In addition to everyday payroll processing duties, from time to time, you will produce reports in the relevant systems on an ad hoc basis to provide relevant insights to the People & Culture division and identify and implement process improvement initiatives to create efficiencies where possible.

In return for your commitment, you will be part of a flexible team where you will be empowered and encouraged to bring your expertise to the role and create better ways of doing things. If this opportunity interests you, we’d love to hear from you!

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience as a senior Payroll Officer, including end to end payroll processing payroll, processing of termination pays, strong leave analysis and reconciliation skills etc. In addition to this, any experience in senior roles will be highly regarded
  • Intermediate to advanced word processing and spreadsheet skills
  • Experience with a computerised Human Resource Information System such as iChris, Ascender and Workday or similarWell-developed investigative and problem solving skills

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


  • Onsite health services
  • Salary package your car parking, superannuation and vehicle lease plans. It can help you get the most value from what you earn
  • Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre (HALC) discounted memberships

Discover more discounts when you start at Swinburne. Receive movie tickets and staff membership options at the Swinburne bookshop. There's news subscriptions and computer and software discounts on offer.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

Further information and how to apply

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2018 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

To view the position description or to start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact full name Floran Shirzad via email at

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Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

Applications close at 5 pm, Tuesday 18th December 2018