Job Details
  • Reference392942A_1653446987
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantCaitlen Gasparre

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage two APS5 Payroll Officer on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

Position Overview

Provision of a contractor to assist the department with the delivery of payroll services. The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Administering payment and debt recovery processes
  • Undertaking reporting and reconciliations
  • Sharing and building knowledge of SAP among existing payroll officers
  • Reviewing and updating existing payroll procedures
  • Responding to queries from NEIS participants and other NEIS stakeholders concerning the payment of NEIS Allowance and NEIS Rental Assistance
  • Stakeholder liaison, including responding to email/telephone enquiries
  • Applying relevant guidelines to day-to-day work and decision making.

Candidates applying for the position are expected to demonstrate the following skills and capabilities:

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel (including use of formulas), Microsoft Word and an ability to learn other IT systems.
  • Ability to quickly understand and apply program guidelines to diverse participant scenarios
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage own workload and responsibilities within a fortnightly payment schedule
  • Ability to operate under pressure and deliver to tight timeframes
  • Ability to work in a small, busy team environment
  • Commitment to integrity, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Supportive of colleagues, supports team values and upholds team culture and exhibits positive workplace behaviours
  • Sound program management experience
  • Confident in engaging with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Resilient, has personal drive and enthusiasm.


  • Experience in payroll functions and systems.


  • Experience in accounts receivable/payable, Microsoft Excel, SAP and/or an understanding or familiarity of employment services/program management is desirable but not essential.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Caitlen Gasparre on 02 6268 9750 or email for further discussion.