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Payroll Officer-12 month contract

Job Overview

The Payroll Officer is responsible for the processing of end-to-end payroll function for Australia and New Zealand Study Group employees, including assisting with general ledger journals and reporting.

This position requires the ability and willingness to commit to the accurate and timely processing of payrolls for fortnightly paid employees. In addition, this role is accountable for the processing, checking and analysing of payroll transactions as well as assisting with the month-end, GL, reconciliation and reporting requirements.

Contract: 12 Months

Key Responsibilities:

  • Completion of day-to-day employee administration tasks in relation to processing payroll 
  • Establish new employees accurately and timely in our Payroll systems and maintain payroll software integrity
  • Ensuring all time sheets, changes to payroll and records are received on time and processed to deadlines.
  • Fortnightly payroll processing
  • Calculating, paying and coding termination pays – competency with redundancy calculations
  • Monitoring payments and ensure compliance in regard to Legislation, Workplace agreements, Awards and Employment contracts
  • Prepare standard and ad-hoc payroll and financial reports and analyse data
  • Maintain records and provide reports for Workers Compensation payments
  • Process month-end and other project tasks as required
  • Process accurate and timely third-party payments (PAYG, Payroll tax, Superannuation, Child support, IRD, union fees etc.)
  • Reconcile payroll accounts
  • Respond to and resolve payroll queries from employees and management
  • Ensure and maintain correct cost allocation for payroll transactions
  • Assisting with the budgeting process and quarterly forecasting
  • Monitor, analyse and update head-count and costing reports

Capabilities and Experience required:

  • Post-secondary qualification or equivalent experience in a payroll processing role
  • Has experience in end-to-end payroll processing
  • Evidence of previous experience in adapting to a complex and continually changing environment
  • Has operated with a high degree of autonomy
  • Demonstrated cultural awareness and previous experience working in culturally diverse environments
  • Experience with ADP PayForce application
  • Understanding of the higher education sector
  • Demonstrated experience with executive level relationships

How to apply

For more information please contact Gemma Barber at

Organisational compliance

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same dedication. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate.

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What does a role at Study Group mean?


We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.


We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.


We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.


We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.