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Payroll Officer

Job No: 115293
Location: Adelaide, SA

  • Exciting opportunity for an experienced Payroll Officer with a major community organisation!
  • Excellent remuneration $60,000 - $65,000 FTE plus super and onsite parking!
  • Part-time role (0.8 FTE) with the negotiable option of becoming full-time!

About the Organisation

The Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA), which includes the Lutheran Church of New Zealand (LCNZ), is a relatively small Christian denomination, with about 30,000 regular worshippers. By contrast, the worldwide Lutheran Church, with around 80 million adherents, is the second largest non-Catholic church (and the largest Protestant church) in the world. In Australia and New Zealand, there are more than 600 Lutheran congregations, about 520 pastors (including those who have retired) and more than 560 registered lay workers and other employees.

Lutherans have been in Australia and New Zealand for more than 150 years. Australian and New Zealand Lutheranism in the 21st century reflects the multicultural nature of our two nations. We are a culturally rich and colourful church. Congregations of people from Asian and European countries contribute to the cultural diversity of our church, and increasingly we are welcoming African people, primarily Sudanese, into our worshipping communities. The tagline of the Church, "where love comes to life", reflects the heart and soul of the Lutheran Church mission. 

About the Opportunity

The Lutheran Church of Australia is looking to welcome an experienced Payroll Officer to their team in North Adelaide, SA on a part-time basis (0.8 FTE/30.4 hours per week).

Reporting to the Business Manager, you will be responsible for processing end-to-end payroll and associated services for church workers throughout Australia. As a Bureau payroll service, the LCA manages the payroll of approximately 1000 workers, and you will be working as part of a 2-person team, directly responsible for the payroll of around 500 each.

More specifically, your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Processing a fortnightly payroll and associated monthly compliance responsibilities;
  • Managing record keeping and maintenance of databases;
  • Performing customer service responsibilities as needed;
  • Liaising with both employers and employees on payroll issues; and
  • Attending to clerical duties as directed by the Business Manager.

About You

The LCA is seeking a personable individual with end-to-end payroll experience and an understanding of relevant awards.

You will need to be comfortable working as part of a religious organisation and able to work within the LCA environment.

It is essential that you have strong payroll administration skills and are capable of working with a high degree of accuracy, in addition to the proven ability to work to strict deadlines. You will be able to work autonomously and show initiative where required, whilst having the interpersonal and communication skills required to work as part of a small team.

A strong working knowledge of Ascender’s Preceda platform would be highly regarded, and you will need to be confident using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

About the Benefits

The Lutheran Church of Australia values their employees and offers ongoing professional development opportunities and flexible hours, negotiable up to full-time if desired.

In recognition of your hard work and dedication, the LCA is offering an excellent remuneration circa $60,000 - $65,000 (Full-time Equivalent) plus super and on site parking.

Don't miss this opportunity to utilise your experience and support a fantastic community organisation — Apply Now!

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