Payroll Assistant

Sparke (Newcastle NSW, Australia) 2 days ago

Sparke Helmore Lawyers is a truly integrated national firm that looks to the future. Established in 1882, we have over 900 people flexibly working from nine offices across Australia. We offer the security and history of a long-established firm with the excitement and opportunity for growth. We operate in a way that puts our clients and our people at the heart of everything we do - we’re proud to be described as being down to earth, practical and easy to deal with.

Our firm values and celebrates diversity. We aim to increase the diversity of our workforce to better represent the communities in which we live and work. Our culture provides the foundations of a welcoming and inclusive environment, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to join us - and bring their whole selves to work. We’re proud to be recognised two years running as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by WGEA. We also participated in the Diversity Council of Australia’s biennial Inclusion@ YourWork Index in August 2019 and off the back of our strong performance across the six key areas (Awareness, Engagement, Inclusive Organisational Climate, Inclusive Leadership, Inclusive Team and Exclusion) were recognised as an Inclusive Employer.

We recognise people value things differently. That's why our comprehensive benefits program is wide ranging so that everyone can find something that appeals to them. We’re sure you will find something to love about what Sparke Helmore has to offer.

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Employee Wellbeing Program
  • Career Development Program
  • Access to highly regarded leaders and mentors
  • Paid parental leave
  • Salary Continuance Insurance for FT and PT employees
  • Imbedded culture of Flexibility
  • Diverse and inclusive workplace

We have an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Assistan t to join our Newcastle based Payroll team on a part time capcity (3 days per week - excluding Thursday) capacity, depending on your level of experience and ability.

Supporting our nine national offices this team process high volume end-to-end payroll. Reporting to the Payroll Manager, you will be responsible for assisting with end-to-end weekly payroll processing and will work in a close-knit team. As this role is entry level you will be closely mentored and supported to develop your payroll processing skills.

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Setting up complex position types and rosters for new employees
  • Maintenance of employee profiles
  • Verifying all payroll information and documentation is accurate, including cross checking of other team members data entry
  • Reconciliation of leave entitlements
  • Responding to employee confidential enquiries
  • Calculation of termination payments
  • Checking the weekly pay register to ensure all employees are paid correctly

You will ideally have:

  • Excellent attention to detail and good communication skills with a commitment to superior customer service
  • Entry level experience within a payroll team in processing high volumes of data
    Sound numerical skills
  • The ability to follow process and direction very clearly but also be able to think outside the box
  • Have a flexible attitude to changing tasks frequently in a normal work day
  • Experience with a payroll system built for large organisations, CHRIS21 experience will be highly regarded

If you are looking for a new challenge in a collegiate workplace where our people work together, please apply below or for a confidential chat contact Lauren Wright on +61 2 4924 7206.

To find out more about what is on offer at Sparke Helmore please visit -

Please follow the 'Apply' button to submit your application (we do not accept applications emailed directly to the Resourcing Team).

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.

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