Payroll Officer

Part-time - 14 hours per week (Wed & Thurs), Training provided, Mission driven organisation.

Do you have acute attention to detail and a flair for working with numbers

Due to continued growth we are seeking expressions of interest from suitably skilled and experienced candidates for this permanent part-time role. The successful applicant will be required to work 14 hours over two (2) days per week on a Wednesday and Thursday from our office in Camden.  

About Us

Mater Dei is an organisation consisting of a school for K 12 students with an intellectual disability in the mild to moderate range, NextPath post school program for young adults with an intellectual disability, an Assessment and Therapy Service for children and young adults and an Early Childhood Education Program that includes a community based preschool.  

Mater Dei is a proud member of the community of ten schools across Australia comprising Good Samaritan Education (GSE).  Established in 2011 by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, the mission of Good Samaritan Education is to sustain and nurture our Catholic schools as Good Samaritan Benedictine communities of learning.

As a community of faith, GSE is deeply rooted in the Benedictine spirituality gifted to us by the Congregation of the Good Samaritan Sisters. The Rule of Benedict, written over 1500 years ago and lived by the Sisters for over 150 years in Australia, underpins GSEs commitment to the ministry of Catholic education. This commitment is further inspired by the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 25-37) and given witness through the engagement of the schools with the ministries and works of the sisters.

As a member of Good Samaritan Education, Mater Dei continues to be guided by the Good Samaritan Philosophy of Education and shaped by its commitment to the values of our spiritual tradition, including stewardship, mutuality, prayer, hospitality, humility, discernment, justice and peace.  

About the Role

The Payroll Officer supports the Payroll Coordinator in the administration of Mater Dei and NextPaths fortnightly payroll function and associated processes for approximately 200 employees.  The position is effectively responsible to the CEO/Principal through the Business Manager for the performance of his/her duties.  

The successful applicant will be required to work 48 weeks per year and be flexible to work additional days per week as required to provide coverage for the Payroll Coordinator during any periods of leave. Wherever possible advance notice will be given in this regard.  

Essential criteria

Previous experience processing Payroll 

Demonstrated ability to interpret and comply with Industrial Awards and Enterprise Agreements  

Superior attention to detail and accuracy

Excellent time management skills including an ability to meet deadlines

A helpful and collaborative approach to working as part of a team, as well as an ability to work independently

Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality

Flexibility to work additional days to cover periods of leave for the Payroll Coordinator as required

Proficiency in MS Office

Current Working With Children Check and preparedness to undergo a Police Check


Experience with Rockfast an advantage

Experience working in a multidisciplinary environment with multiple awards and or, in the school or disability sector.

Applications close: 5pm Friday 3 July 2020

22/06/2020 $0 South West & M5 Corridor 1 Accounting
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