Payroll/Accountant Sydney


  • North Sydney location
  • $90,000 Plus Super

Reputable private school requires an experienced Payroll Officer for an extended leave cover contract commencing mid January until mid October 2022. 

Reporting to the Finance Manager this stand alone role is an integral part of the Business Management team. Duties will include;

  • Processing end to end payroll processes, including Single Touch Payroll reporting, salary packaging, leave management, timesheets, and superannuation.
  • Collect, calculate, and enter data to maintain up to date payroll information; and resolve payroll discrepancies.
  • Verify the calculation of pay, entitlements, or disbursements prior to processing.
  • Support the wider HR team with data and reporting activities.
  • Providing exceptional customer service to staff and the community by providing high quality and timely service, responding to staff salary and entitlement requests.
  • Interpret and apply the Independent Schools NSW Multi-Enterprise Agreement (Teachers and Support and Operational Staff)
  • Comply with and maintain up-to-date knowledge of organisational policies, procedures, and legislative/regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and ensure all payroll information and records are maintained in accordance with statutory requirements.
  • Participate in projects, which enhance the payroll function.
  • Supporting the wider finance team with Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable duties during busy periods.

The ideal candidate for this role will be an Accountant who has had some Payroll experience. Other requirements include; 

  • Proven reconciliation skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • NSW Working with Children Check clearance required

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to multitask with changing priorities.
  • Utilise initiative and be proactive in developing and communicating process or system improvements
  • Committed to establishing relationships and working within a close team environment
  • An aptitude for cross training in various finance tasks as part of the team, to support team members and provide cover during periods of leave.
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to manage difficult situations

The school provides a positive and inclusive working environment. You will have the opportunity to contribute ideas and be an integral part of the team. 

Please contact Sabrina Gill-Frisenda or Jennifer Hawea on +612 9262 4836 or apply at Please send applications in word document only. 

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Want to learn more?

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Jennifer Hawea on 0497990222.

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