Payroll Officer

Hawthorn, Australia
03 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Maternity Cover
Full Time
  • Great opportunity for a customer centric Payroll specialist
  • HEW 6, $77,616 - $83,686 + 17% Super
  • 12 months maternity leave cover, 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 be focused 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 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 Payroll Officer, including payroll processing using computerised payroll software (from data entry to bank disbursement), processing of termination pays, leave analysis etc
  • Intermediate to advanced word processing and spreadsheet skills and experience with a computerised Human Resource Information System such as Alesco or similar
  • Well-developed investigative and problem solving skills

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


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Further information, contacts and support

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 Floran Shirzad on

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on

Applications close at: 5 pm, Monday 20th August 2018 

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