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Payroll Systems Specialist

Hawkes Bay District Health Board
Hastings Hastings, Hawke's Bay Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 28, 2024

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Full Time
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini.

Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.

Permanent, Full-time

80 hours per fortnight (1.0 FTE)

Are you a payroll or information management professional looking for a challenge in a new and dynamic environment? This is an exciting opportunity to join Te Whatu Ora Te Matau a Māui as a Payroll Systems Specialist.

As a vital part of the Payroll & People and Communications team, you will work closely with HR and stakeholders to deliver a professional, accurate and efficient payroll service. Join our team and play a crucial role in the health system at a local level.

We have an additional vacancy for someone who is passionate and keen to work in a complex environment, who can appreciate that payroll is not just pushing buttons, using AMS Leader payroll systems.

As a Payroll Systems Specialist, you will be responsible for coordinating and implementing new collective agreements. You will maintain and audit security access to payroll systems and provide training to managers.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Provides a senior level of technical and functional support and advice for payroll applications.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for all payroll applications.
  • Train managers throughout the organisation to use AMS Actor and Kiosk. Provide ongoing support
  • Test, sign off and Implement system upgrades from AMS.
  • Ensure AMS system users have correct access
  • Liaise with system vendor for issue resolution
  • Ensure payroll system is compliant with the Holidays Act 2003
  • Actively seek to improve payroll processes

With relevant previous experience dealing with complex systems and processes you will be able to demonstrate a high degree of accuracy in your work, excellent processing skills and an eye for process improvement. You communicate effectively and are most comfortable in hardworking, collaborative teams. You take the initiative to do the things that need doing, while managing multiple priorities.

Our ideal candidate for this role will:
  • Be highly organised whilst working in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail and high-quality performance
  • Thrive under time pressures
  • Have the ability to analyse data and problem solve
  • Work well independently yet also be an active contributor within the wider team
  • Be highly skilled in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite

Experience in a high-volume payroll position with an understanding of relevant employment legislation and both individual and collective agreements is also an essential requirement.

Located in the sunny Hawkes Bay we live in pure paradise. We are known for award-winning food and wine, outstanding architecture, and warm balmy days surrounded by magnificent landscape.

If this sounds like you, review the Position Profile HERE and apply now!

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Te Matau a Māui, Hawke's Bay in general encourages a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills and is passionate about caring for our community. As part of our team we will support, encourage and help you to develop your career with us.

We are committed to delivering and living our Te Whatu Ora values of He kauanuanu - Respect, Ākina - Improvement, Rāranga te tira- Teamwork and Tauwhiro - Care. You should be someone who has similar personal values.

We are proud of our team's diversity. We know the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce helps us achieve the best outcomes for our patients and the communities in which we operate and serve.


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