NZ Payroll Officer


Location: Auckland

Job Type: Full time


Ko te take ka parekareka e koe ki te mahi ki kōnei | Why you will enjoy working here

Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful. We offer:

  • Free access to Marram health care and discounted holiday homes 

  • All the tools of trade you need to do your job

  • Wiri, Auckland base with free onsite parking

  • Discounts for Samsung, Repco, PB Tech, Gym memberships and more!

  • $500 bonus for current employees who refer a friend to Downer

  • Progression and development programs on offer including our inspiring leader’s programme for top performers

Have a look at our other great benefits here!

Te Kōwhiringa | The Opportunity
The New Zealand Payroll Operations team provides finance-related support to Downer’s operating businesses. We believe that building the best team, with the right capability and structure, whilst simplifying our services to eliminate complexity, will result in the right customer experience.

As a Payroll Officer, you will join a team of 30 professionals working collectively to ensure the efficient delivery of payroll services in accordance with Legislation, Company policies, business systems, and service-level agreements. We operate in a high-volume, manual payroll environment where we take pride in maintaining operational excellence.

Your day to day responsibilities will include;

  • Liaising with Administrators across the country to ensure timesheets are received in a timely manner

  • Processing fortnightly and monthly pay runs

  • Assisting employees with any pay queries they may have

  • Assisting the team leader with monthly reporting

This is a Full-time, Permanent position based from Wiri, Auckland. Hybrid work arrangements are available to help with that work-life balance.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

  • Experience and a willingness to conduct manual data entry and timesheet processing

  • A practical and positive attitude, an interest in process improvement and the ability to build effective relationships and credibility with customers at all levels across the business.

  • Excellent communication, organisational and troubleshooting skills will serve you well.

  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

  • Payroll administration experience within an organisation of 1000+ employees beneficial

  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and have JDE experience (advantageous)

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

Want to know more about what it is like to work at Downer? Then head to our People Site.

Me pēhea ki te tono | How to apply
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, click Apply Now to submit your application! The reference number for this role is 603935.

We are committed to a safe working environment for everyone - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test, medical and a Ministry of Justice check prior to starting employment. If you need support with this requirement, please talk to our kapa.

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