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Payroll Officer

Job No: CEN1649
Location: Central Coast NSW

Internal applicants only

Location: Erina Depot

  • Supportive team environment
  • Unique lifestyle and career opportunity
  • Permanent part time position - 28 hours per week
  • Salary range between $824.60 to $989.80 per week ($42,994 to $51,608 per annum) + superannuation

Central Coast Council is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a healthy and safe work environment. We are committed to diversity in our community and our workforce and encourage Indigenous Australians, people with a disability and people from diverse backgrounds to apply to be part of our inclusive team.

The Payroll Officer is responsible for maintaining, monitoring and auditing the systems to provide an accurate, effective and efficient payroll functionality to meet customer needs, statutory requirements within agreed timeframes.

Key activities of this role include: 

  • Data entry of relevant costing records and wage/salary payments in the Payroll/HRIS/Time and Attendance systems;
  • Monitor, verify and update leave entitlements and leave records including transfers of service in and out of Council as well as facilitating and recording leave payments;
  • Supporting process to verify and generate and electronic bank files in the relevant systems in agreed timeframes.

Essential Criteria:

  • Certificate III in Accounting or Business Administration related field OR demonstrated solid contemporary experience in a similar role, combined with ongoing professional development.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to effectively communicate at all levels;
  • Customer focused attitude with the ability to build and maintain quality relationships with staff and stakeholders;
  • Experience with maintaining, auditing and investigating and operating Payroll/HRIS/Time and Attendance systems and required bank system to process the end to end employee payroll within the required timeframes and in accordance with relative pay rates, policy and procedures and Award conditions;
  • Experience with arranging accurate costing and allocation of plant and labour costs to relevant works cost centres and resolve any anomalies arising;
  • Demonstrated capability in administering appropriate tax deductions and super payments in accordance with statutory requirements.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Certificate IV in Payroll Administration.


PLEASE NOTE: The Local Government Act 1993 provides that an employee may be moved from their former position to a new position in the new organisational structure provided that the new position has 'substantially the same duties' as the former position.

In determining what constitutes 'substantially the same duties' consideration will be given to the following factors, with an alignment of at least 80% required to the new role for it to be deemed a lateral transfer opportunity.

  1. Overall role purpose
  2. Key responsibilities
  3. Consideration of the band and level

If you were a current employee of Gosford City Council or Wyong Shire Council as at 12 May 2016 (creation date of Central Coast Council), and believe you were, at that time, performing substantially the same duties  in your substantive role as this advertised role and therefore may be eligible for a current lateral transfer opportunity for this position please indicate this on your application by answering “Yes” to Question 2.

Enquiries: Michael Blackwell, Team Leader Payroll on 4325 8420

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight Wednesday 20 March 2019.


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Thank you for your interest in the position.

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 To lodge your application, please follow the below steps:

Step 1:  Answer the on-line questions shown below. Please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible in response to the questions asked.

Step 2:  Attach your Resume 

Step 3:  Attach your qualifications and licences

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

IMPORTANT: If you require assistance to lodge your application please contact our Talent Acquisition team by emailing or phone 0409 601 161 to discuss what reasonable adjustments you may need.

Applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted by phone or e-mail.

PLEASE NOTE: By completing and submitting this online application you confirm that any information provided by yourself in this application is true & correct and acknowledge that any offer of employment may be withdrawn should the information that you have provided in support of your application be shown to be false.  You also consent to employment screening checks being conducted where appropriate.  This may include associated checks (Referee check, Working With Children Check, Entitlement to Work in Australia, Employment History and an Australian Federal Police Check) as well as substantiation of educational qualifications, industry memberships, previous Central Coast Council employment history and association with professional bodies.

I also acknowledge that I will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.


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