Payroll Officer

Fixed-Term Contract with strong potential to extend..

Full-Time Fixed-Term position until January 2022 with a strong possibility to extend beyond this time. Competitive salary, supportive work environment and welcoming community. Rockhampton Grammar School is located in Central Queensland close to the Capricorn Coast.

Rockhampton Grammar School was founded in 1881 and is an independent co-educational day and boarding school private school, educating and caring for students from Prep to Year 12, as well as the Early Learning Years. The School is the largest independent boarding school in Queensland and the second largest co-educational boarding school in Australia. It is a leading school in regional Queensland and one of the foremost schools in regional Australia. The Rockhampton Grammar School has achieved great success in the academic, cultural, sporting and vocational fields over the past 139 years. The School has a total enrolment of 1,377 students who are exposed to our broad curriculum, giving effect to our commitment of Grow in Scholarship and Character.

As part of our human resources team, we provide a supportive, flexible working environment where care for all our staff is an important part of our ethos. We employ motivated people who want to work together to produce excellent outcomes for our staff and students. Our staff are recognised as being central to achieving our mission.

About the role:

The Payroll Officer is responsible for the day-to-day processing of all aspects of the payroll function of the School and administration of Workcover claims. The incumbent is accountable for the quality and timeliness of the payroll function and is required to show initiative and discretion.

To join in this vibrant school community, you'll need:

  • Innovative, proactive and contemporary approach to Payroll administration.
  • Demonstrated end-to-end payroll experience of at least two years in a medium to large size organisation and exposure to a diverse range of Modern Awards and Enterprise Agreements within a School organisation would be advantageous;
  • Proficient in the use of computerised payroll and time and attendance systems, preferably Sage MicrOpay and Humanforce;
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite Word, Excel;
  • Good analytical skills with an ability to identify and solve problems;
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills, including the ability to prioritise and manage work with high attention to details;
  • Exercise confidentiality, discretion and sound judgement at all times;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to successfully communicate and liaise with people at all levels, both internal and external.

What we offer

In addition to the pure thrill of seeing your students take significant educational leaps, we also offer a range of additional benefits to our staff, including:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Salary packaging options via REMSERV
  • Modern facilities and equipment
  • Superannuation up to 12.75% employer contribution (if an employee co-contribution is made)
  • 14 Weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • Access to some in-house benefits
  • Access to Induction and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Access to the Rockhampton Grammar School Leadership Institut

Conditions for employment:

The successful applicant will be subject to a Working with Children Check and Criminal Records Check where applicable. The School undertakes several screening processes to ensure the appropriate protection of children and young people in its care. This includes reference checks, identity checks, qualification check and professional registration checks.


As per the Conditions of Employment section

  • Working with Children Check;
  • Police Check

21/07/2020 $0 Rockhampton & Capricorn Coast 1 Accounting
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