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Payroll Specialist Officer

Job no: V13860
Work type: Fixed Term Part Time
Location: Brisbane, Melbourne
Categories: Payroll

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) works in partnership with 15 National Boards to implement the national regulatory scheme for health professionals. The purpose of health practitioner regulation is to protect the public by ensuring that only health practitioners who have the skills, qualifications and knowledge to provide safe care are registered.

Ahpra is committed to providing a culturally safe work environment that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve.

This is a part time (0.8 FTE/30 hours per week) role based in our Melbourne or Brisbane office working a hybrid arrangement. This is a fixed term position, up to 2 years.

We will be shortlisting throughout the advertising period and should we identify suitable applicants, we may cease advertising early. 

About the Role

As the Payroll Specialist Officer, you will ensure the accurate and timely processing of payroll, for Ahpra Employee and Board members. The role will provide specialist technical information around various payroll related legislation such as taxation, superannuation and providing advice on Ahpra’s Enterprise Agreement. You have a strong focus on customer service, responsiveness and problem solving to foster productive relationships with employees and key stakeholders.

Competing priorities are common, but you have the ability to effectively prioritise and manage not only tasks, but expectations with the upmost of integrity and needless to say, confidentiality. You would also describe yourself as a strong user in the Microsoft office suite - particularly excel.

You embody our values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration and Achievement and seek opportunities for continuous improvement.

In this role you will:

  • Conduct end to end payroll processing for monthly Board payroll.
  • Participate in delivering fortnightly Employee payroll.
  • Perform complex manual calculations and reconciliations for terminations, leave, overpayment/underpayment and pay estimates as required
  • Assist the payroll team, ensuring deadlines are met and accuracy is maintained
  • Understand and ensure the accurate application of the NES, EBAs and State legislations.
  • Respond accurately to payroll enquiries and provide administrative support as required.
  • Be the "go-to" in the team for complex payroll queries and give advice to payroll officers and the wider business.
  • Support the processing of Superannuation returns, payments and super rejects

As the ideal candidate, you will demonstrate the following:

  • Hold relevant tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent level of experience across payroll function in a large (1000+ employee) and complex organisation
  • Previous experience working with human resource information systems and tools
  • End to end payroll experience
  • Thorough understanding of payroll legislation
  • High level of attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and develop work strategies to achieve deadlines
  • Strong focus on teamwork

You can read more in the attached Role Descriptor: Download File Payroll Specialist Officer (CL5) - June 24.pdf

What we offer:

  • Hybrid working environment, 2 office days/3 at home
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Professional development opportunities, including LinkedIn licenses
  • Inclusive and supportive colleagues, enjoy coming to work and collaborating with your team
  • Salary packaging arrangements including novated leasing and education expenses
  • Discounted health insurance with Private Health
  • Attractive salary of $99,550 per annum plus Superannuation

To apply:

  • Click ‘Apply for this job’ to submit your application.
  • Your application must include a cover letter, current resume and maximum 2 page document addressing the ideal candidate statements above.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process
  • Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 17 July 2024. 

· For any queries or a confidential discussion regarding this position, please email

Offers of employment are subject to successful background (pre-employment screening) and Criminal History checks.

Ahpra is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

Ahpra acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and the continuing connection to lands, waters, and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and Elders past, present, and emerging.

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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