Payroll Professional

  • Gold Coast City Council
  • Gold Coast QLD, Australia
  • 11 Jan, 2022
Full time Accounting and Finance Administrative, Clerical and Office Support

Job Description

Payroll Professional
Casual, Fixed-Term Full Time, Full Time - Ending - 30/06/2022
City Administration and Governance
Waterside West
City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Stream A Administration Level 3
City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Stream A Administration Level 4


Payroll Professionals

About the City of Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia with a diverse population, sandy beaches, multiple theme parks and an elaborate system of canals, waterways, inland valleys and rain forest. Combine this with the fact that the City has the second largest Council in Australia and you will find yourself in a rewarding and challenging career with a lifestyle few can boast about.

Our Values

All City employees have a commitment to a shared set of values shapes' how we do things' - our decisions, actions, and behaviours towards achieving the City Vision and our city priorities.

  • We aim high – we are passionate about delivering the best for our city
  • We add value – we are innovative and make the most of every opportunity
  • We work as a team – our people are great individually, but unstoppable together
  • We take responsibility – we are committed to working safely, being trustworthy, and owning our actions

About the People and Culture Branch

The People and Culture branch is the facilitator of key HR activities and business relationships across the City, managing both the strategic and operational aspects of the Council’s people management activities.

What can the City of Gold Coast offer you?

Working for the City of Gold Coast is both challenging and rewarding. You will enjoy:

  • working within a culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance with flexible working arrangements;
  • a friendly and supportive team where you will be recognised and rewarded;
  • opportunities for professional development training and study assistance to enhance your career progression;
  • a competitive remuneration and options to salary sacrifice.

See what other benefits the City can offer you here: 

Responsibilities and key accountabilities of the Payroll team

Collectively, the Payroll team:

  • Provide a high level of service, advice and response to payroll related enquiries, including interpretation of relevant industrial instruments.
  • Perform accurate and high-volume payroll related data processing including salary packaging arrangements, end to end superannuation processes, employee deductions, disbursements and backpay adjustments, within scheduled deadlines.
  • Contribute to, assist, and perform pay period and financial year processing and related reporting.
  • Monitor data integrity to ensure compliance with relevant industrial instruments, Council policies, standards and procedures.
  • Identify and contribute to appropriate record keeping and business processes to ensure compliance to Council’s statutory and reporting obligations.
  • Contribute to and maintain an active role in the development, advancement and utilisation of the corporate payroll software application and related technologies.
  • Maintain currency of relevant knowledge in industrial legislation, superannuation and PAYG taxation.

The Selection Process

Candidates applications will be evaluated according to the included Selection Criteria.  

As part of our selection process, you may be required to undertake a one-way video interview via SEEK SparkHire, and a face to face interview; you may also be required to undertake police checks, employment history checks, qualification checks, and drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Australian Standards and Council's procedures.

Please note applications for this position will close at 10.30pm on the listed closing date.

The City of Gold Coast is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are committed to supporting an environment where all employees, regardless of their differences or similarities, feel valued, respected, and supported. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons are encouraged to apply.

Essential: Have you had more than 3 years professional Payroll experience?
Desirable: Have you used chris21 or iChris Payroll systems for more than 12 months?
Essential: Please describe your experience in utilising your strong attention to detail and accuracy with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Essential: Please describe your experience in utilising your analytical mind set and problem-solving skills.
Desirable: Please describe your experience in utilising your good interpersonal skills and demonstrated commitment to provide a high level of customer service to a wide range of staff, contacts from external organisations and the wider community.
Desirable: Please describe your experience in the use of Microsoft Office suite of programs, for example Outlook, Word and Excel.
Kendra Murphy

Job Closing Date

31 Jan, 2022