Assistant Payroll Officer

Job No: PAYASSIST170621
Location: Ashgrove

About Marist College Ashgrove

Marist College Ashgrove is a Roman Catholic day and boarding school for boys, located in Ashgrove, a northern suburb of Brisbane. The college has a primary school for students in grades 5 to 6 and a high school for students in grades 7 to 12.

The College has a vacancy for a part-time Payroll Assistant to start as soon as possible or on a suitably negotiated date.  This is a part-time (3 days per week) continuing position at a Level 4 School Officer position remunerated at $32.2316 per hour)

We are currently seeking a passionate Payroll Officer to be accountable for providing administration and operational support to the payroll process.  In addition to the payroll process, this role will manage the day to day finances of the College Foundation.

The ideal applicant will be required to:

  • Accurately process payroll data;
  • Assist with the processing of fortnightly pay runs for 300 + staff members;
  • Calculation and processing of employee terminations;
  • Actioning general payroll queries in a timely manner;
  • Assisting with the calculating and processing of superannuation contributions, including maintaining clearing house data & ensuring payments are completed by the legislated timeframes;
  • Assisting with administration of payroll deductions and payments;
  • Assist with Year-end payroll compliance including preparation of Single Touch Payroll events and related reconciliations;
  • Periodic & adhoc reporting as required.


Essential Selection Criteria:

  • A commitment to the Catholic and Marist ethos of the College;
  • Current Blue Card (Working with Children);
  • Minimum 2 years end to end payroll experience in a medium to large payroll environment
  • Experience using TASS payroll or the ability to acquire this
  • Experience using Kronos time keeping or similar time keeping system
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Intermediate to advanced excel skills and the ability to develop these further
  • In depth experience with Award & EBA interpretation
  • Excellent time management with the ability to work under pressure and multitask
  • Ability to act with integrity and be customer focused, friendly & approachable

Applicants should address the criteria above in their application.


The Recruitment Process

If your application is accepted for the next stage, you will be invited to attend an interview.

Applicants are encouraged to commence and submit their application as early as possible as the College reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement early should a suitable applicant be found. The advertisement will be removed once an appointment has been made.

All candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Check as part of the recruitment process.

All applicants will receive an email confirmation of receipt of their application - please check your junk folder if you are unable to find this email.

Marist College Ashgrove is a non-smoking workplace.

Applications Close:  Thursday 17 June at 12 noon.

Once you have clicked the Apply button on our website or the Apply For This Job button on Seek, please continue to scroll down on this page to complete your application.

Download the MCA Application form here.

Download the Position Description here.


For enquiries only (please do not email your application), apply via the College website ), please contact:

Julie Ward

Head of Staff Services

Marist College Ashgrove

Ph 3858 4643

Incomplete applications will not progress to the next stage of the recruitment process. Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time.


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About Marist College Ashgrove

Founded in 1940, Marist College Ashgrove is an independent Catholic boarding and day primary and secondary school for boys, governed by Marist Schools Australia. Our enrolment is approximately 1,690 boys from Years 5 to 12. Our current staff of over 250, in various roles are highly valued and respected for the gifts and talents they bring to our community. Staff are offered many opportunities for professional learning and career development and are well supported when acquiring new skills. We welcome applications from forward-thinking, dynamic individuals who excel in a contemporary environment. We are as committed to our values as we are to innovation. With a rigorous curriculum and high standards, employees must uphold the values of the college in every life context and be exemplary team players.