Payroll Officer
Ministry of Social Development
Wellington, NZ
5d ago

About the role

The payroll manager is passionate about both payroll and people and is looking new team members who feel the same way. These positions are based in our HR business unit, it’s all about the people and the numbers.

We’re interested in your ability to grasp concepts and ideas and apply your analytical mind to problem-solving.

As a Ministry we operate a fortnightly pay run that pays 15,300 employees, which means we’re busy throughout the year. Resilience, teamwork and a customer-focused attitude will set you up for success.

We’re willing to train the right candidate who takes pride in their work and wants to step up and learn.

An overview of your responsibilities :

  • Provide operational payroll support, advice and services to MSD, OT and SWA managers and their support staff in line with legislation and ministry procedures
  • Ensure payment information data from the Ministry’s HRIS system is successfully entered into the Chris21 payroll system and accurate payment as approved is set for the next available pay
  • Identify any issues or errors and deal with these appropriately
  • Complete related payroll statutory returns
  • Prioritise work and ensure deadlines are met
  • To succeed in the role, you will have :

  • High level of accuracy with good attention to detail
  • The ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Good prioritisation and communication skills
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft products
  • Be able to work flexible or additional hours as required (any overtime will be paid)
  • A passion for numbers and be looking to grow or develop your payroll career
  • Most importantly, you will have a great work ethic, attitude and be a team player.

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