Job Details - Senior Payroll Officer

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496808 Finance & Corp Services Permanent Full Time Accounting
Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A)- Level 4 Strathpine $74,175 pa9 day fortnight up to 12% superannuation leave loading72.5 hour fortnight4 weeks annual leave


Moreton Bay Regional Council is Australia's third largest local government, conveniently located between the Brisbane CBD and the Sunshine Coast.

The Moreton Bay Region is a diverse area, spanning more than 2000 square kilometres and boasting everything from rural townships to urban centres, coastal villages and thriving business precincts – We've Got It All.

Moreton Bay Regional Council employs more than 1700 staff dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 425,000 residents. With your skills, join council's team and help make a difference to one of South-East Queensland's fastest growing urban areas.  

The role

Your responsibilities will include assisting in the development of the Team’s long- and short-term plans, policies and procedures as well as assisting with developing the capacity of the team by providing training, advice and mentoring to other team members. You will undertake and review higher level tasks such as terminations, superannuation, underpayment and over-payment calculations as required.


To be successful in this role whilst not mandatory, a tertiary qualification in payroll, human resources or business would be highly regarded. You will have experience in a similar senior role including award interpretation, payroll processing, reconciling, reporting and providing expert advice in relation to payroll matters.  


This role with Council offers excellent working conditions, generous employer funded superannuation benefits (up to 12%) and a 9 day fortnight in addition to four weeks paid annual leave per year. Council’s office locations have local parking on-site and are in close proximity to public transport networks.

Work Location

Please note that whilst the current work location for this position is specified above, staff may be required to transfer to any of council's work locations with notice. Council currently has administration offices located at Caboolture, Strathpine and Redcliffe as well as depots, libraries and a range of other facilities located throughout the region.

How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role. Applicants will need to attach the following documents:

  • A current resumé or curriculum vitæ
  • A covering letter or expression of interest (maximum 2 pages) which details your suitability for the role.

Role Description

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Further Information

To obtain further details please contact council's Customer Service Team, telephone (07) 3205 0555. For further details please request to speak to Ellen Muldoon. 

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