Payroll Processing Officer

at New Zealand Police
Published July 4, 2023
Location Wellington, New Zealand
Category Admin and Clerical  
Job Type Full-time  
$62,670.00 - $72,592.00


Payroll Processing Officer New Zealand Police location Wellington. $62,670.00 - $72,592.00.

Company description New Zealand Police is working with the community to make New Zealanders be safe and feel safe. With over 13,000 staff, we provide policing services 24 hours a day, every day. We operate by land, sea and air, manage over 860,000 emergency calls a year and are always actively preventing crime and crashes.

We're working towards specific goals and targets that highlight our intent to work collaboratively with iwi and communities, other government sectors and business partners to deliver ‘Our Business' and achieve long-term change.

About the role New Zealand Police is seeking an experienced Payroll Processing Officer to be part of our busy centralised Payroll Team located at Police National Headquarters in Wellington. We are looking for an agile team member who can hit the ground running and support NZ Police in the delivery of accurate and timely payroll services.

You will be working with a hard-working and enthusiastic team who are part of a high performing People and Capability Group function. You will be responsible for end-to-end payroll processing on a fortnightly basis, preparing and reconciling payments, reporting, and providing high level support to the wider Payroll team.

You will also assist with the auditing of the payroll to ensure that the fortnightly payroll is processed accurately and efficiently. You must be able to build relationships within the payroll department as well as across the wider Police Whanau, be self-motivated, organised and have genuine eye for detail.

Key accountabilities use of SAP to manage payroll requests. Monitor and review payroll transactions for accuracy and compliance. Assist with the delivery of pay finalisation and Off cycle pay runs, including preparation of supporting documentation and reporting. Work collaboratively with other functional areas both within and external to People & Capability Group. Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives.

What you'll bring Being part of the Police whanau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.

To be considered for this role, you will be competent in all aspects of payroll processing and take ownership of payroll best practice. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following understanding of NZ payroll processing systems or alike (ideally SAP Success Factors) would be an advantage.

Have a sound understanding and demonstrated knowledge of payroll related legislation including but not limited to the Holidays Act, Employment Relations Act, the Wages Protection Act and the Privacy Act. Proficient user of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook - ideally be able to do vlookup's, formulas and pivot tables.

Ability to prioritise and manage workload under pressure to meet deadlines. A continuous improvement mind-set; always looking to improve processes. Excellent communication and relationship management abilities.

This role is set at an Individual Contributor level: this means your key purpose is to deliver or enable others to deliver "Our Business".

About us Our mission is to be the safest country by delivering services that ensure New Zealand communities are confident, safe and secure.

Working flexibly your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us. We're open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business.