Payroll Officer (HEO 4)

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 30 Jan 2022

  • Based in People, Talent and Culture at 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
  • Two full-time positions available
  • Commencement Salary: $65,766 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

We are looking for Payroll Officers to join our friendly, high performing Payroll team. With excellent attention to detail, you will thrive working in a fast paced and high-volume environment to deliver best practice payroll service across the University.

We have two full-time positions available, one on a continuing basis and one fixed term contract opportunity until April 2023.

If you bring a lens of positivity and an eye for process improvement, have initiative and a collaborative approach to team work then apply now!

About People, Talent and Culture (PTC)

As a people team, we've coined the phrase ‘Putting People First’ to reflect our commitment to deliver solutions and outcomes which put people first and create a culture in which all our people thrive. We are very focused 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.

Core Responsibilities

  • Perform accurate and high-volume payroll related data processing
  • Handle staff member payroll enquiries and follow up to ensure matters are resolved
  • Calculate staff provisions and perform complex calculations in relation to the employee lifecycle

Essential Skills and Experience
  • Certification in payroll administration or relevant discipline or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience using complex HR systems
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve both numerical and written issues through the interpretation of legislation, policy and procedure with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Highly developed time management and organisational skills including the ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines in a high volume, complex environment


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership
  • A variety of leave arrangements

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, Senior 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 3836.

Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 30 January 2022

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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Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

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

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email and you will receive a response within one working day.

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