Manager Payroll

Updated: 29 days ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 17 Jun 2024

  • Bring your passion for people, innovation and compliance.
  • Enjoy the stability of a full-time, permanent role with competitive remuneration.
  • Full-time appointment on a permanent/ongoing basis.
  • Base salary ranges: $123,330 to $130,504 p.a., increasing to $129,497 to $137,029 p.a. from 1st July 2024, plus 17% superannuation.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team
The role of Finance is to support the appropriate stewardship of the University’s through the provision of a strategic financial advice, establishment of a financial management framework, financial management tools, procurement, management of the University’s Investment and Endowment portfolio, as well as financial oversight and accountability for finance and transactional operations.

Reporting structure
Reports To: Head of Financial Compliance
Direct Reports: Senior Payroll and Benefits Officers, Payroll and Benefits Officer, Payroll Applications Officer.

About the opportunity
You will lead the team responsible for a large and complex payroll. You will work in partnership with the broader Finance teams and Human Resources to ensure timely, accurate, efficient payroll and benefits service that is compliant with legislative, industrial and policy requirements.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead the operations of the Payroll and Benefits team, providing support, guidance and capability building to team members.
  • Oversee the monitoring of legislative and ATO changes and adjust payroll and benefits processes and systems to ensure compliance
  • Contribute to improving payroll and benefits processes and systems in line with the strategic directions and goals of UWA
    Develop, streamline and improve the payroll and benefits processes and systems, with appropriate input and support from key stakeholders
  • Accurately deliver high volume, complex payroll, superannuation and salary packaging transactions
  • Manage outcomes from internal and external audit, including system and procedure change and communications
  • Work collaboratively with subject matter experts, Human and Staff Resources teams, Financial Services and IT to continue to ensure compliance and streamline and improve payroll and benefits process and systems

About you
To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency.
  • Substantial and extensive relevant payroll in a complex environment and a large volume.
  • Proven experience in process improvement and service delivery.
  • Experience in employee remediation programs is desirable.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of aPay (previously Alesco and Ascender) payroll system would be advantageous.

Note: A Current National Police Clearance Certificate will be required by the successful applicant.

About your application
Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:   Position description - Payroll Manager (517473).pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Monday, 17 June 2024.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Samantha Edmonds at [email protected]

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity
UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.


Advertised:20 May 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:17 Jun 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time



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