Payroll Specialist

Job Title: Payroll Specialist
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: Wellington
Reference: 1060-137
Job Published: March 18, 2019 10:19

Job Description

Working for Chorus

Is it time for a career change? Now is the time to stop and think about what really matters. Access to a competitive remuneration package and incentive schemes, a generous insurance package including trauma, life and income protection all coupled with ongoing learning and development. We also offer an extensive Wellbeing Programme with focus on mental, financial, career and physical wellbeing. On top of this, Chorus partners with a number of organisations to bring you fitness, technology, vehicle, and wellness discounts. With options for a flexible work environment, you can have the autonomy to work when and where you want. If change is on your agenda don’t hesitate to contact us.     

The Company

Here at Chorus, we’re proud to be New Zealand’s largest telecommunications infrastructure company. We’re focused on keeping New Zealand new, and that’s no mean feat, so we’re looking for enthusiastic and dedicated people to join our team in being part of something quite special.  We deliver high-quality infrastructure that will help New Zealand grow and give Kiwis access to a world of opportunity. We truly value Authenticity, Curiosity, Collaboration and Courage, and in an ever-changing world, we’re looking for innovative people to live these values as we help make New Zealand better together.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of People and Culture Systems and Operations, based in Wellington and 30-40hrs per week, you’ll work alongside people with high expectations, a collaborative work ethic and be given the challenge you need to make work exciting.

As a Payroll Specialist, tax and legislative changes are what make you want to get out of bed in the mornings. You know your ESCT from your PAYE, and you can work out a student loan deduction with one hand tied behind your back.  As well as performing all the usual payroll BAU stuff you know and love, we really want to spin your wheels and give you the lead on the design and delivery of some impressive payroll analytics that will transform our Payroll service to the business. 

As a key member of the People and Culture team, you’ll also provide expert advice and support to our P&C Business Partners, Chorus employees and their People Leaders, ensuring a customer focus second to none.

We have an established payroll system, SAP and are already Gateway enabled Payday reporting.

You’ll fill your days with managing the fortnightly payroll, preparing standard and out of cycle payments while ensuring calculations are correct and in accordance with employment agreements and appropriate legal requirements, and liaising with external stakeholders whilst respecting employee confidentiality. You’ll maintain employee master data records and ensure integrity of the payroll systems data, and proactively identify opportunities to improve payroll systems and processes. You’ll also be responsible for planning and conducting testing of our payroll system changes.

Your Background

If the above sounds like something you’d be interested in, here are the qualities and skills you possess:

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in a similar Senior role with a comprehensive knowledge and background in a modern payroll system;
  • A thorough understanding of the New Zealand employment and payroll related legislation, accounting practices, and payroll journals and reconciliations;
  • The ability to communicate clearly, concisely and logically in order to build rapport and establish trust;
  • A keen attention to detail with a systematic approach - we strive for right first time;
  • A self-starting attitude with the commitment to produce outstanding results;
  • Strong planning, organisational ability and self-management;
  • Expertise in payroll reporting and analytics;
  • SAP Payroll experience preferred though not critical.

How to Apply

If you want to be a part of the Chorus team, apply online today and visit www.chorus.co.nz to find out more about our company.

To learn more about our values, look here: https://company.chorus.co.nz/our-values.   

Please note, only applicants with Citizenship, Residency or a valid work visa will be considered for this role. To apply, you must submit your CV along with a Cover Letter that outlines your skills and experience as it relates to this role.

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