APS5 Accounts and Payroll Officer

Location Melbourne CBD
Discipline Accounting & Finance
Job reference 173923
Salary AU$85000 - AU$88000 per annum + super + 10% PRP

About Our Client:

Join a prestigious Federal Government agency dedicated to investing Australia's sovereign wealth for the benefit of future generations. Situated in the heart of Melbourne CBD, our client offers a dynamic work environment within a newly renovated office space. You'll collaborate with a seasoned team, fostering a culture of excellence and positivity.

Please note, as this role works within the Australian Public Service, only Australian Citizens will be considered.

Role Profile:

As the Accounts and Payroll Officer, you will collaborate closely with the Senior Accountant, Payroll, to oversee day-to-day payroll operations. Your responsibilities will include managing payroll processes, liaising with external providers, and supporting the Manager Corporate Accounting with accounts payable tasks.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

Payroll & Other Processing:

  • Coordinate fortnightly payroll processing, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
  • Facilitate new employee onboarding onto the payroll system.
  • Manage paperwork for changes in employee details and terminations.
  • Process salary sacrifice arrangements and maintain leave systems.

Monthly, Quarterly & Annual Tasks:

  • Conduct calculations for salary, superannuation, and leave provisions.
  • Prepare and administer quarterly Board travel allowances.
  • Assist with reconciliations and reporting obligations.

Other Payroll Related Tasks:

  • Support in payroll-related surveys and inquiries.
  • Contribute to budget estimate updates.
  • Address ad hoc queries from internal stakeholders.

Accounts Payable:

  • Input invoices accurately, including GL coding and cost allocation.
  • Assist in payment processing and vendor query resolution.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelor's degree in business or accounting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel)
  • Proficiency within Workday highly desirable, however, other cloud ERP experience will be considered
  • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills, specifically managing relationships with outsourced payroll provider for fortnightly payrolling processes.
  • Previous experience in payroll and accounts payable roles
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Effective communication skills across all organisational levels

The Offer:

  • Attractive salary package
  • 10% Bonus Performance-Related Pay scheme available
  • Melbourne CBD Office location
  • Hybrid work arrangements available
  • Permanent opportunity within the Australian Public Service

Join our client's team and play a pivotal role in managing vital financial operations while contributing to the agency's mission. If you're a detail-oriented and collaborative professional with a passion for finance and payroll, apply now to make a meaningful impact.

For further information, please reach out to Peter via

Peter Sos
Senior Consultant
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