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Job no: 0023873
Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville

- Join Australia's number 1 University †

- Career opportunities, professional development, work-life balance.

- Use your expertise and innovative thinking to truly have an impact. 

Who says you can't change the world? We expect to do nothing less.

Finance and Employee Services, University Services

Salary: $63,707 - $67,613 p.a. plus  17% superannuation

About University Services

University Services comprises of 1,600 professional staff focused on providing client centric and innovative services to the University. The group is providing transformational change, defining and influencing future service enhancements within the University of Melbourne. The Payroll Officer is a member of the Payroll Services Team which sits within the Finance and Employee Services portfolio.

About the role

The Payroll Services Team provides payroll, compliance, reconciliation and superannuation services for the University, covering general payroll operations and the delivery and production of three large and complex payrolls (fortnightly, casual and scholarships) in addition to supplementary weekly ad hoc payrolls.  The Team also provides payroll bureau services for a number of non-University entities.

The Team has 12 team members and the Payroll Services Officer reports to Payroll Co-ordinator. The Payroll Officer is the first point of advice and guidance for local HR and Service Desk staff delivering a range of operational payroll, production, service support and process advice. Guidance and complex case management payroll support is also provided to local HR staff and University Services.

The University operates on an Oracle Enterprise System (Themis) which supports the documentation management of Human Resources, Finance and Research.

About you

-  A combination of payroll services experience in a payroll officer role with a large organisation and appropriate relevant training or educational qualifications. 

- Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written, appropriate for dealing with a diverse client base

- Demonstrated organisational skills and the ability to work to priorities

- Up to date knowledge of contemporary payroll, taxation and superannuation legislation

- Ability to meet deadlines and identify/deal with payroll queries and deliver quality customer service and adapt to change

-  Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment


-  Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

-  Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

-  The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

-  A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

† The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Close date: 24 Sep 2017

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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