Frequently Asked Questions
- When will I get paid?
- How are timesheets processed?
- What if there’s a problem with my pay?
- What are my employment arrangements?
- When is superannuation paid?
- What are the benefits of being a Moir Group contractor?
- How does contracting work at a senior executive level?
- How does a contract role look on my resume?
- Can I look for another job while on a contract?
- What do I need to provide Moir Group to work as a contractor?
- When will you contact my referees?
- Will my contract be renewed?
- What should I do if I’m sick or unable to work?
- Am I eligible for sick leave, annual leave or overtime?
- What do I do if there’s a problem at work?
- How do I report a workplace incident or injury?
- What happens if my visa expires?
- I’ve got more questions – who do I speak to?
When will I get paid?
If you have your approved timesheet to us by midday (12pm) on a Monday, you will be paid by EFT by the end of the week. You will be paid a week in arrears, for every week you work.
To ensure you pay is processed correctly, please keep your account details updated in the payroll portal.
ABN/PTY contractors and those working through management companies must also provide a corresponding tax invoice in order for us to process payment.Back to top
How are timesheets processed?
Timesheets can be submitted online via Moir Group’s Astute payroll system. Submit your Timesheet here.
To access your online timesheets, you will need a username and password. These will be emailed to when you are set up as a Moir Group contractor. Please contact your Moir Group consultant if you have not received login details.
Timesheets need to be approved before they can be processed. You must submit your timesheet by midday (12pm) on a Monday to ensure prompt payment.
For issues with your pay, please contact our payroll department email@example.com
For problems accessing Astute’s online payroll system, please email Astute directly: firstname.lastname@example.orgBack to top
What if there’s a problem with my pay?
If you are experiencing any issues with your pay, please contact your Moir Group consultant or our payroll department email@example.com
If you’re having problems accessing Astute’s online payroll system, we recommend emailing Astute directly: firstname.lastname@example.orgBack to top
What are my employment arrangements?
In most instances Moir Group will employ you as a PAYG contractor. This means you become an employee of Moir Group for the duration of the contract assignment. As a PAYG contractor we will take care of your tax, superannuation payments and insurance costs.
If you wish to be employed as an ABN contractor, you will need to have public liability, professional indemnity and workers compensation.
Please speak to your Moir Group consultant if you wish to be employed as an ABN/PTY contractor or want to be employed through a Payroll management company.Back to top
When is superannuation paid?
If you are contracting under a PAYG or employment arrangement, your superannuation payment will be equal to 9.5% of your base pay rate.
Super is paid into your nominated account on a quarterly basis. Please ensure Moir Group has your current account details.Back to top
What are the benefits of being a Moir Group contractor?
Your Moir Group consultant is here to help you find interesting and relevant roles that keep you satisfied and help to grow your career.
Whether you are on a working holiday, in-between roles, returning from overseas, or looking for new skills and experience, contracting can open up great opportunities.
Contract positions give you the chance to try new industries, enjoy variety in your work, develop new skills and network with a range of people. Cultivating new contacts, skills and experience may assist you in securing a full-time position.
Professional contractors enjoy being able to work across a variety of industries, and greater flexibility to balance work with study, travel or family commitments.
You can search and apply for finance and accounting contract jobs here. There are lots of great roles and opportunities available.Back to top
How does contracting work at a senior executive level?
Organisations often require senior level contractors for complex project-based assignments, to cover periods of extended leave (e.g. sudden illness of CFO/FD or parental/carers leave), to fill-in during a permanent recruitment search, or to take on responsibility for periods of finance transformation and change.
Senior interim roles often require a combination of technical, management, commercial and strategic skills. Businesses want people who can adapt, engage and hit the ground running. Contracts tend to last 3-6 months, but can be for as long as 12-18 months. Typically, at this level, you will be paid a daily (rather than hourly) rate.
An interim position is worth considering if you are a senior executive in-between roles, have been affected by redundancy or have recently moved interstate or internationally. Moir Group will discuss how best to position this work on your CV. Communicating an interim position well is the key – it’s important to be able to demonstrate how you picked up processes and culture, succeeded on a project and immediately added value to an organisation in a short timeframe.
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How does a contract role look on my resume?
Contracting is almost always a good option to consider. Whether you are in-between roles, open to contract to permanent roles, looking to do contracting as a career or just available immediately and wanting to keep busy. It is all about how you communicate it on your resume and the way you highlight your achievements in a contract role.
Moir Group are here to help guide and shape your career. We can help you communicate your reason for contract roles and also make sure that it is a positive in your search for your next longer-term opportunity. Talk to your Moir Group consultant about your short, medium and long-term ambitions so that we can ensure your contract assignments are leading you where you want to go in your career.
Contracting is often a great way to develop new skills, experience and industry connections.Back to top
Can I look for another job while on a contract?
This depends on the length of the contract. It is very important that you see out your commitment to the client so that you receive positive references and your resume demonstrates your loyalty and commitment to the business.
If the assignment is shorter term, you can look for permanent work at the same time. Please make it clear to any new potential employee, that you are only available to commence the role once your contract assignment is complete.
For longer-term contracts, you will need to step out of the job market until your contract nears an end. It is important for your career to commit, complete and keep your reputation and network positive.
The uncertainty of contracting can be unpleasant and we understand that you may wish to have a new contract lined-up to avoid down-time between assignments. We recommend talking to your Moir Group consultant so that we can assist you in a smooth and well-planned transition and help you best plan out your next career move.Back to top
What do I need to provide Moir Group to work as a contractor?
Once you have been accepted for a contracting position, your Moir Group consultant will guide you through the necessary steps to set you up as a contractor.
We will need your personal details, tax file number, superannuation information, bank account details and any relevant information pertaining to your right to work in Australia (e.g. passport, or visa information). You may be asked to provide evidence of your qualifications and details of people who will provide references for you.Back to top
When will you contact my referees?
We will call your referees once you accept a role (or when you are close to an offer). We ask for your permission to do this and give you a chance to talk to your referees first.
When speaking to referees, we discuss your technical, communication and influencing skills as well as any other skills relevant to the role you are looking to commence.Back to top
Will my contract be renewed?
You will be told the approximate length of contract and required notice period at the beginning of each new contract. This information will also appear in the client’s assignment confirmation letter.
We will keep in touch with you and your line manager during the course of the assignment and communicate any possible extensions in plenty of time so that you can plan around them.
We are here to assist in negotiating contract extensions, or helping you to find your next Moir Group assignment.Back to top
What should I do if I’m sick or unable to work?
If, for any reason, you are sick or unable to work, please contact your line manager and your Moir Group consultant as soon as possible.
It is important to us that we look after you and the client. Let us know how long you think you will be unable to work for, so that we can make sure the assignment is well covered.Back to top
Am I eligible for sick leave, annual leave or overtime?
Most Moir Group contractors are employed as casual staff. As a casual employee you are only paid for the days/hours you are contracted to work and are not entitled to paid sick leave or paid annual leave.
The rate of your assignment is pre-set for all the hours/days you work and overtime pay at higher rates does not apply.
If your line manager has volunteered to pay you for sick leave, annual leave, or for excess days/hours worked they can let us know by approving this on your timesheet.Back to top
What do I do if there’s a problem at work?
If there’s a problem at work, we recommend talking directly to your line manager as a first point of contact. If this isn’t possible, or it doesn’t resolve the problem then please contact your Moir Group consultant for assistance.
We’re here to help you succeed in your role. Feel free to use your Moir Group consultant as a sounding board to discuss questions or concerns about your work. We’re always here to help and guide you.Back to top
How do I report a workplace incident or injury?
We want you to be safe and happy at work. Please report workplace incidents and injuries immediately to your Moir Group consultant or call our office on +61 2 9262 4836.Back to top
What happens if my visa expires?
Please make Moir Group aware of any visa conditions at the outset of your employment.
It’s important to consider your work plans long before your visa runs out. Once your visa has expired you are no longer eligible to work in Australia. If this happens, please contact your Moir Group consultant immediately.Back to top
I’ve got more questions – who do I speak to?
We are here to help you succeed. For any questions or concerns about your contract position, please don’t hesitate to contact your Moir Group consultant. They’ll be able to help with details of your role, start times and locations, pay queries and other issues. If you’re not sure who your consultant is, just email: email@example.com and the right person will be in touch.Back to top