Payroll Manager

Darwin, Australia
15 May 2018
End of advertisement period
28 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time
  • Continuing full time, fixed term appointment 
  • HEW Level 9 Salary $103,752 to $109,577 
  • Plus 17% superannuation and 6 weeks leave 
  • Casuarina Campus.

Do you have the leadership and payroll management experience to take a lead role in the management of the University’s payroll team?

Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) existing research portfolio is impressive for a youthful university. Ranked in the top 2% of world universities, CDU is currently placed 31st in the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years of age. 

People and Capability (OPC) is a critical service provider to the University in achieving strategic goals through people.

Positioned within OPC, the University’s Payroll Team provides a timely operational payroll service including consultation and advice on areas such as payroll process, tax, superannuation, HRIS database administration, entitlement management, leave input, salary and benefits administration. 

As Payroll Manager you play a key role in the leadership and management of the Payroll team by ensuring appropriate advice and assistance is provided to clients regarding payroll policies, procedures, guidelines and processes, and maintaining compliance and reporting requirements in line with relevant legislation (including the Enterprise Agreement, Superannuation, Taxation) and other instruments. 

Your responsibilities include the accurate and timely end of pay cycle processing, balancing, disbursement and end of period reconciliation of the University’s payroll, including the transfer of payroll file to ledgers, the payment of Group and Payroll Tax and the authorisation of fortnightly payments to institutions. 

In addition, you will develop, review and implement payroll processes to ensure best practice in payroll service delivery, and ensure that the HRIS Ascender (previously Alesco), data produces accurate management and reporting information.  

As a member of the OPC management team you are expected to contribute to the development and implementation of University-wide strategies aimed at improving OPC services and achieving key operational imperatives.  

Ideally, you will have completed a relevant tertiary level qualifications in Human Resources or Finance and/or extensive experience and management expertise, education or training. Previous experience using the Ascender (Alesco) Human Resources Information System (HRIS) would be well received.

Please click on the following link to view details of the selection criteria: Position Profile

For a confidential discussion please contact Gary Carpenter on 08 89466027 or email  

Applications close: 28 May 2018