Payroll Project Officer - BSC Payroll


Location: Brisbane, Dandenong South, North Ryde, Sydney

Job Type: Full time


  • ASX Listed Company: Work for a large organisation offering career growth, learning and development, great supportive work environment
  • Flexible Working Arrangements – Work from Home 2-3 days a week
  • Melbourne (St Kilda), Sydney or Brisbane locations!
  • Fast paced, challenging role

About Your Role:

The Payroll Project Officer is responsible for investigating and resolving payroll case issues. This role focuses on working with Downer business unit and subject matter experts to resolve complex cases; it is not a payroll processing role. It also contributes to enhancing people, process and technology solutions for continuous improvement.

This role is a Fixed Term contract position to 30/06/2024 ; after this time, we would endeavour to keep you within the business in another role depending on team and business requirements (*secondment options can be discussed).

Responsibilities for the Role include:

  • Providing a customer case management service; plan, communicate, prepare and manipulate complex payroll data, resolve difficult enquiries, check calculations and administer remediation as required
  • Integrating data across sources and preparing customised reports to enable payroll reconciliation and calculation of shortfall of entitlements
  • Resolving cases consistent with payroll remediation procedure requirements
  • Recommending improvements and streamlining processes to avoid errors.

About You:

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Strong payroll experience in an autonomous role with a high volume of transactions
  • Experience using SAP and Oracle HCMS (Express HR) payroll software and reporting including Spinifex
  • Significant experience interpreting modern awards & enterprise agreements
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong Excel experience (Pivot tables and V-Lookup) & Power BI advantageous
  • Ideally, experience in payroll systems such as Attache, PayGlobal, Meridien, Quintiq, RS6000, JDE
  • Strong relationship skills with various stakeholders, including business customers, HR, IR and Payroll teams
  • Previous experience working in a Shared Services environment will be highly regarded

Benefits of Working with Downer:

As an employee of Downer, you may benefit from a range of career support programs, wellbeing packages and financial benefits, available through us and our selected partners. These include:

  • Work with an ASX listed company; strong mentoring provided and career progression opportunities
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program;
  • Flexible work arrangements; Work from home option
  • (Sydney Office:) Childcare Centre in the same building, with preferential acceptance
  • Salary sacrifice superannuation;
  • Novated leasing;
  • Banking discounts & offers;
  • Discounted travel & accommodation;
  • Discounted vehicle rentals;
  • Offers and cash back on selected shopping portals;
  • Discounts on technology products; and
  • Exclusive offers on a range of vehicles.

As an employer who embraces equal opportunity and promotes diversity and inclusion, we encourage men and women of all ages and backgrounds, including Indigenous Australians to apply.


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