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Payroll Officer - 8 month Contract

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North Sydney, NSW, Australia
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 16, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Nine is Australia's largest locally owned media company - the home of Australia's most trusted and loved brands spanning News, Sport, Lifestyle, and Entertainment. We pride ourselves on creating the best content, accessed by consumers when and how they want - across Publishing, Broadcasting and Digital.
Nine's assets include the 9Network, major mastheads such as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review, radio stations 2GB, 3AW, 4BC and 6PR, digital properties such as, 9Now, 9Honey, Pedestrian.TV, Drive, subscription video platform Stan and a majority investment in Domain Group.
Our Purpose: We shape culture by sparking conversations, challenging perspectives, and entertaining our communities.
We bring people together by celebrating the big occasions and connecting the everyday moments. Australia belongs here. We bring our purpose to life via three shared values: We walk the talk, turn over every stone and keep it human.
Job Description
The Group Payroll Team works in partnership with all divisions of Nine to comply with all relevant employee legislation and regulations applicable for the Media industry.
As a Payroll Officer of this team, you will be responsible for the day-to-day processing and timely and accurate payment of salary and wages to employees across the employing entities within the Group. You are the first line of support to employees, and various teams which include People + Culture and Finance. Responding to issues in a timely manner is critical in this role to ensure a positive user experience across the Nine Group.
This is an 8 month contract covering a period of leave.

High volume manual timesheet award interpretation and data entry.
Processing large volumes of end-to-end new employee's contracts, terminations and relevant employment changes.
Processing timely payroll transactions, calculations as well as peer checking relevant pay run.
Providing exceptional customer service answering general level 2-3 payroll queries including but not limited to awards, policies, superannuation, and taxation.
Communicating with internal and external stakeholders within SLAs.
Adhering to all relevant awards/legislative instruments and relevant legislation.
Preparing timely delivery of employee pay advice, government agency reporting and ad hoc payroll reporting.
Collation of payroll documentation in line with internal and external audit requirements.
Undertaking all leave reconciliations i.e., Annual Leave, Long Service Leave and Sick Leave and any other leave as required.
Maintain employee master data record and conduct regular audits.
Regular filing and archiving of payroll information.
Comprehensive knowledge of superannuation, taxation, payroll tax and other payroll legislative requirements.


Minimum 12 months experience in a busy payroll department, utilising Chris21.
Knowledge of relevant tax and employment law and comprehensive understanding of award
Ability to provide high quality, accurate and responsive customer service.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a flexible, multi-functional team environment.
Good verbal and written communication as well as good interpersonal skills.
Ability to exercise initiative and judgement when problem solving.
Strong numeracy and excel skills.
Experience in processing large volumes of work while meeting strict deadlines and maintaining a high level of accuracy and service.


Experience in TimeTarget Workforce Management system or similar
Knowledge and experience in the media industry.
Tertiary qualification in Human Resources, Finance, Commerce and/or extensive experience in similar role.

Additional Information
Life at Nine:
Nine is a people business. Being part of the team means you'll be in a culture that promotes creativity and innovation, diversity and inclusion, is open to feedback, rewards impact and ensures everyone is heard. Importantly, you'll receive the following:
Career development and quality trainingUp to 16 weeks paid primary carer's parental leaveDiscounts on lifestyle, entertainment, and leisure memberships, including health insurance, dental and gymDiscounts on products and services with corporate partnersOur Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
At Nine, we are committed to fostering a workforce that embraces all aspects of diversity and inclusion and where practices are equitable to ensure our people experience a sense of belonging. From day one, you'll be encouraged to bring your whole self to work and will be supported to perform at your best. Should you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.
We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and of all ages, nationalities, backgrounds and cultures.
Disclaimer: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes and are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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