Payroll Officer

Employment Type:
Part-time Permanent  
CORP: Payroll Team
Closing Date:
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About us...

Act for Kids is a for-purpose organisation that delivers evidence-based professional therapy and support services to children and families, who have experienced or are at risk of harm. Established in 1988, we have helped over 170,000 children, young people and families at our 30 centres across Australia.

Through prevention, treatment, research, education and advocacy, we are committed to helping keep kids safe, heal from trauma and lead happy lives.

About the job...

We are seeking a Payroll Officer join our friendly and supportive Finance and Business Analytics team. Located at Milton, this position is part-time (FTE 0.6) and is available either ongoing or as a 6-month fixed term contract.

Reporting to the Senior Payroll Officer and working closely with the Finance team, this role processes payroll, superannuation and related transactions and assists with other bookkeeping and administrative functions. 

Key responsibilities…

  • Support the Senior Payroll Officer to process all payroll, superannuation and related transactions in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Address payroll queries and provide payroll information to internal and external stakeholders as required in a timely and professional manner.
  • Update payroll related internal and external databases including payroll system, HRIS system, superannuation management and processing system, government and ATO portals accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Review the completeness of approved payroll workflows including timesheets, leave applications and change of employment details.
  • Maintain accurate leave entitlement records for all team members.

About you... 

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Current knowledge of superannuation and PAYG legislation.
  • Competent in using payroll and HRIS systems and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Evidence of payroll or other relevant professional development and training is advantageous.
  • Eligibility for a positive Working with Children Check in the applicable state of employment in Australia or exemption based on professional qualifications and registration. 

With over 30% of our employees identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, we encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

About the pay...

  • Attractive negotiated base salary plus 10% superannuation (pro-rata for part-time);
  • In addition, as a registered Not for Profit/Charity, we offer excellent salary packaging options through RemServ which can significantly increase your take home pay.

 About the benefits...

  • Overall winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 (100-499 employees)
  • Winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 in (1) Health & Wellbeing (2) Leadership (3) Work-Life Balance
  • Strong values based organisation
  • Excellent professional development options (including annual professional development fund opportunities)
  • Paid parental leave and study assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program including Health & Well-being Portal
  • A friendly and flexible work environment to support work/life balance

About applying...

Click on ‘Apply for this job’ to submit an application or for more information about the role, contact Marion Kaiser on 0438 124 738 or email

Covid-19 Vaccinations

A requirement of employment is for the successful candidate to be fully vaccinated with the prescribed doses of an approved vaccine against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption.

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Closing Date: 23 May 2022

Act for Kids will be reviewing job applications when received, therefore, we encourage interested candidates to submit their application as soon as possible