Payroll Team Leader, Canberra, Department Of Parliamentary Services

Published 2022-09-22
Expires 2022-10-22
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80 AU$
Payroll Team Leader, Canberra, Department Of Parliamentary Services
Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra,
Published September 22, 2022

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Payroll team leader
Min. Salary: 60.000

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Career Opportunities: Payroll Team Leader (30770)

Requisition ID 30770 - Posted 18/09/2022 - Finance Branch - Financial Systems - Ongoing - Full Time - PSL 6

Closing Date: 11:30pm AEST, Tuesday 04 October 2022 (Please note: The recruitment system will be unavailable Saturday 1 October 2022 due to system upgrade)

Contact: Angela Whalan, (02) 6277 9475, [email protected]

The Opportunity

The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is recruiting for a PSL 6 Payroll Team Leader within Finance Branch. 

DPS has a uniquely diverse workforce of approximately 1000 staff, working across a wide range of administration, trade, technical, customer service and professional roles to support the functioning of the Australian Parliament, services to parliamentarians, visitors and the wider community. 

The Financial Systems team is comprised of three (3) teams including Workforce Scheduling Solutions, Payroll Services, and ERP Application Services. The section delivers the following:
provision of scheduling assistance to DPS staff working under rostered conditions,
administering pay and conditions for DPS staff, and
standardising, consolidating and automating transactional services to allow DPS to focus on core priorities. 
We are seeking candidates who can build productive working relationships across the department, enjoy working in a collaborative environment and have good attention to detail. Working closely with the Payroll Team Lead you will have an opportunity to identify improvements in processes, procedures, systems and business outcomes, and actively influencing the culture and driving positive change.

Who we are looking for

Our ideal candidate will: 
have experience leading a small team
have a strong customer delivery focus to deliver a high-quality service to the Department.
have a sound understanding of key legislation to manage the payroll function and provide moderate to complex payroll advice to stakeholders.
have a strong commitment to providing effective, professional service and the ability to operate in a fast-paced work environment.
Job Specific Requirements: 
SAP or UKG (Kronos) Workforce Central knowledge is highly desirable
The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting 1 (Confidential/Highly Protected/Secret) security clearance.

At DPS, we acknowledge the value diversity brings. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that ensures all our people can contribute to our shared purpose. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with disability.

Duty Statement

Classification: PSL 6
Branch: Finance Branch
Section: Financial Systems
Immediate supervisor: Assistant Director, Payroll 

Under limited/general direction undertake duties in accordance with the agreed standards for the PSL 6 classification. The duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Management of a small team of payroll officers to deliver the fortnightly pay and provide training of team members as required.
Provide payroll advice based on Department of Parliamentary services Enterprise Agreement, Parliamentary Service Act, Commonwealth legislation and policy guidelines.
Correctly administer these conditions using the SAP Payroll system and SAP ESS.
Liaise with internal and external stakeholders on payroll related matters to maintain compliance and ensure positive customer outcomes.
Respond to complex customer enquiries via telephone, email and written correspondence, including in the context of non-routine inquiries.
Prepare correspondence and reports including emails and letters on routine payroll matters.
Develop innovative approaches and creative ideas to support system and process re-design and transformation. 
Employees of DPS are required to be able, and to be seen to be able, to provide professional advice and services to all Senators and Members without favour or prejudice.

How to apply

Please upload a pitch (500 words maximum) describing how your skills and experience would contribute to the role and work of the department. 

Your pitch is an opportunity to tell us why you want to work at DPS, why you are interested in the role and what you can offer in the role. Frame your pitch around the role description and relevant ILS Profile. Make sure to use relevant examples and accomplishments that demonstrate your ability to perform the role. 

Our purpose and values

We proudly provide innovative, unified, and client-focused services to the Australian Parliament and parliamentarians. We are a values driven department, placing our values at the heart of everything we do; from our service offerings and decision making to our interactions with stakeholders and each other.

Our people are employed in a broad and unique range of professional, customer service and trade-based roles, all joined by a shared purpose: to make an enduring contribution to Australia’s parliamentary democracy. We have an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of the community we serve. While we come from all walks of life, we share a commitment to care for and protect our iconic workplace. 

Every year, almost one million people visit Australian Parliament House to experience the parliamentary process, the building’s architecture, nationally significant art collections, events, tours, and food and dining experiences – all made possible by our people, who are active participants in an environment where no two days are the same.

What we can offer

Join our community based on innovative, unified, and client-focused services, where your skills and development will be nurtured. You will also enjoy:

• access to flexible work arrangements 
• ongoing opportunities to learn and develop new capabilities 
• a competitive remuneration package
• free secure underground parking
• free gym membership and access to recreational facilities
• on-site childcare, banking services, post office, value-for-money dining options and more.

Currently, the salary range for this position is $87,994 - $98,899 per annum.

Conditions of Employment

Employment opportunities at Department of Parliamentary Services are subject to a range of conditions prescribed in the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 which include:

• Australian citizenship – to be eligible for employment with DPS, applicants must be an Australian Citizen. 

• Security clearance and character clearance – the preferred applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the level specified, as well as complete and be deemed suitable through a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check. 

• Health assessment – a pre-employment health assessment will be required where there are physical or medical requirements for the role. 

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