Consultant: Payroll Services (HEO 6)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 24 Oct 2021

  • Part of UniSA’s People, Talent and Culture team based in Adelaide CBD
  • Full-time, continuing position
  • Commencement Salary: $82,077 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

As a people team, we've coined the phrase ‘Putting People First’ to reflect our commitment to deliver people focussed solutions and outcomes and to provide a culture in which all our people thrive. We are very focussed on how we add value through a connected and personally communicative style of working and as ambassadors of the University’s core staff attributes, are aware of the impact of everything we do on our people and how we work together.

About the Role

Supporting the Manager: Payroll Services and leading a small team of Payroll Officers, the Consultant: Payroll Services anticipates and identifies payroll cycle issues and manages daily workload and task allocation, ensuring activities are completed on time. You will deal with complex queries, calculations, and audits, providing expertise, direction, interpretation, and advice on a broad range of payroll activities including salary packaging, taxation, enterprise agreement requirements and parental leave.

Core Responsibilities

  • Oversee the delivery of end-to-end payroll services to ensure the accurate and timely processing of the fortnightly payroll
  • Provide a responsive and accurate payroll advisory service
  • Grow and lead a high performing team, fostering excellence and delivery of quality service outcomes
  • Proactively manage ongoing process improvement initiatives

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering professional payroll advice and the ability to manage performance, set priorities and monitor workflows within a team
  • Understanding and application of the principles of salary sacrifice and remuneration
  • Experience in providing advice and practical solutions through multiple customer contact channels
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in a customer service environment within a large complex organisation

Our Enterprising Culture

As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion, and respect different ways of seeing and knowing, in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Sarah Doyle, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 3506.

Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 24 October 2021

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.


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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

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