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Payroll and Benefits Officer

Apply now Job no: 498569
Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Human Resources

Payroll and Benefits Officer


  • Full time, ongoing position
  • Based in Hobart (Sandy Bay)
  • Contribute to a dynamic team providing pivotal people information processing services

The Opportunity

Join the University of Tasmania as a Payroll and Benefits Officer, responsible for ensuring the accuracy and timely action of payroll processes for all university staff through their employee lifecycle.

With a strong focus on customer service and attention to detail, you will process a variety of employee transaction data related to new appointments, employment variations, superannuation, terminations, and leave. You will have the opportunity to deliver on these processes and identify opportunities of improvement and streamlining using Lean methodology.  

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide high-level customer service experience for all payroll enquiries relating to transactional employment matters.
  • Ensure effective outcomes for payroll function through the operation of People and Payroll systems.
  • Assist in ensuring legislative and compliance criteria are met.
  • Support the University to complete HR transactional and administrative tasks.
  • Contribute to the delivery of process improvement initiatives using Lean principles.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate:

  • Considerable experience working in a payroll environment.
  • Well-developed written and verbal skills, with a commitment to customer service excellence and continuous improvement.
  • High level of numeracy and proven attention to detail combined with problem solving and judgement skills.
  • A working knowledge of excel.
  • High level knowledge of, and ability to interpret relevant taxation, superannuation, records management and industrial legislation.
  • Effective time management skills, including the ability to multi-task and work under pressure in a high-volume work environment with competing deadlines.
  • Skills in the use of a human resources management information/payroll system (ideally Oracle PeopleSoft or similar), Microsoft Office applications and data entry.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously as well as contributing strongly to a dynamic and diverse team environment.
  • Ability to interpret and apply internal policies and procedures.


Appointment to this role will be at HEO 4 or 5 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $89,728 comprising base salary within the range of $67,617 to $76,691 plus 17% superannuation. Salary commensurate with relevant skills and experience. 

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

  • Please refer to the attached Position Description below for full details.
  • To apply online, please provide the following supporting documentation:
    • Resume
    • Cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role
    • Your responses to the success criteria from the Position Description below
  • For further information about this position, please contact Frances Gaffney, Manager, Payroll and Benefits, or 03 6226 6260.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Monday, 27 March 2023, 11.55pm.

Download File Position Description - 498569 - Payroll and Benefits Officer.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

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