Payroll Officer

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Location:Sydney

Looking for an exciting career? Thinking about insurance? Perhaps you should. As the world gets faster and more complex, managing risk is one of the biggest challenges we face.


As a Payroll Officer in our Human Resources team you will be responsible for ensuring the Australia and New Zealand payrolls are processed in a timely and accurate manner. You’ll provide specialist services and processing expertise to ensure a fully effective end to end payroll function is achieved. Your problem-solving skills will come in to play as you assist in the resolution of highly complex payroll issues. Strong attention to detail and great time management skills are also critical for this role.


In addition to the fortnightly end to end payroll process you’ll also be responsible for managing exception reporting, following SOX / audit protocols, applying legislative changes, administering SAP updates, liaising with external vendors and regulatory bodies, reporting (e.g. leave liability, PAYG, superannuation etc.) and collaborating effectively with colleagues to ensure positive relationships are maintained internally and externally.


Your background in payroll and knowledge of payroll legislative and regulatory issues will also be held in high regard. Previous payroll experience and SAP HR Payroll experience are both pre-requisites for the role along with advanced excel and word skills. General ledger reconciliation experience as well as a working knowledge of New Zealand payroll will also be viewed favourably.


This is a pivotal role in our Human Resources function and will best suit an individual who can think outside of the box and manage competing deadlines that all have critical business outcomes.


As a long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future. In return for your commitment and hard work Zurich can offer you competitive remuneration, an excellent bonus structure, an annual lifestyle payment and employee discounts. In addition, Zurich is proud of its corporate and social responsibility and offers every employee an annual volunteer day.


So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported. Love what you do. Work for us. Apply today!