Payroll Officer

EREA Northern Region Office – Boondall, Brisbane, QLD

Starting Date: 5 July 2021 (or negotiable)

Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) is a National Not-for-Profit Organisation, responsible for the governance and administration of 55 Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice tradition across Australia.

EREA is seeking an experienced Payroll Officer to join the Central Payroll Office’s close knit and high performing team. Reporting to the Payroll Manager, this role aims to deliver a timely, accurate, and efficient payroll service to over 3000 employees nationally within a high paced environment.

We are in an exciting period of growth and looking for talented people to assist with taking the organisation into the future.

The Role

This position is part of a friendly and supportive team of three. Our operating model is end-to-end service of our assigned client groups. Please see the Position Description below for full details of the role.

About you

To succeed in this role you will have:

*A strong initiative and the ability to problem solve

*The ability to work autonomously and collaboratively in a team

*Transparent communication skills

*Capacity for change and readiness for a challenge

*Resilience and the ability to manage frustrating situations

*The ability to communicate with and educate non-financial individuals on payroll matters

*A strong customer service focus

*Motivation for excellence

*Attention to detail

*Ability to interpret industrial agreements

*The ability to meet deadlines and thrives under pressure


Although payroll is a technical skill, we understand great people do not always have the exact experience we outline. Applications are encouraged from individuals who believe they have the relevant transferable skills. Preferred criteria includes;

*2+ years’ experience in a payroll team

*Experience in a complex and fast paced business (3,000 – 5,000+ employees)

*Experience in multi-award payroll

*Experience with Ascender Payroll Solution & PeopleStreme

Work hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm. Free onsite parking is available.


To apply please forward the following, addressed to EREA Recruitment, to

*Curriculum Vitae

*Covering Letter, outlining your interest in and suitability for the position (no more than 2 pages)


All applicants will be subject to EREA and legislative screening procedures.  These checks are consistent with EREA’s commitment to child protection policies and procedures.

The successful candidate will be required to obtain a valid Working With Children Check (Blue Card) prior to commencing the role.



Edmund Rice Education Australia is committed to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and young people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Edmund Rice Education Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.