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Payroll Officer

Apply now Job No:509393
Area:Office of Chief Operating Officer
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 05 ($67,608.41 - $75,506.82)
Work type:Full Time - Continuing
Location: St Lucia

UQ Human Resources

UQ Human Resources is responsible for enabling achievement of the University’s strategic ambitions through attracting and developing high performing staff, and delivers high quality advice and support to our clients on all aspects of HR and people matters. 

HR is currently undergoing significant transformation (including new systems, specialist services, process review and redesign, and improved data and analytics capability) to become one of the leading HR functions in Australia, and is building a team of exceptional HR professionals to provide customer focused and contemporary solutions and services for our clients.

About This Opportunity

Our Payroll Officers are responsible for the data entry, checking, and approval of payroll and related HR transactions within the University's HRIS with a consistent focus on data integrity and compliance. Our successful candidate will also provide responsive and accurate advice and support in response to generalist payroll enquiries from internal stakeholders.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

You'll possess a relevant degree, plus demonstrated experience in payroll administration, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. Strong HRIS skills and ability to organise competing demands, without compromising standards of service and quality, are essential. Your knowledge and expertise of payroll and tax legislation and related matters must be proven, plus experience using large HRIS (experience with Aurion is preferred).

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full time, continuing position at HEW level 5.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $67,608 - $75,506 per annum plus 17% employer superannuation contributions. The total FTE package will be in the range $79,101 - $88,342.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, development programs and many other benefits.

Position Description

Download File 509393_3045857_Payroll Officer_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Ms Maggie Hibbs, Manager (Employee Services) on (07) 3365 1019 or email 

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter, of no more than two pages, addressing the selection criteria

For information on completing the application process click here.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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