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Compliance Officer - BSC Payroll

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Job type: Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Finance & Payroll

Who we are

Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.

Position summary

Do you have strong experience in Payroll Compliance? If so, a fantastic opportunity has become available for a Payroll Compliance Officer. This position is a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract based in our St Kilda Road Melbourne office and sits within the Business Services Centre (BSC) here at Downer Group.

Services provided by the BSC to Downer Group include payroll, purchase to pay, accounts receivable, and travel and expense management. The delivery of these services is enabled by the combined efforts of BSC’s solution advisory, solution training and systems accounting teams, together with change management, finance and human resources specialists.



Reporting to the Business Improvement Manager this role is responsible for the review of standard payroll operating functions to identify and address any flaws in the overall process and to apply a quality control framework around key functions in payroll and will also be responsible for

  • Establishing minimum checking requirements for payroll officers, seniors and managers to check the payroll end to end process
  • Maintain & control the integrity of payroll data in relation to compliance changes, payroll legislation, internal policy, and contracts of employment
  • Subject Expert Matter on payroll related legislation
  • Using payroll knowledge and Downer practices, apply quality checking of payroll output data before it is distributed to customers. This will require hands on checking within the payroll end to end process
  • Developing and perform standard reporting queries in the relevant payroll software or in Excel to identify inconsistencies in Masterfile data, missing data and other integrity problems in payroll functions.
  • Managing set of metrics on payroll errors and accuracy with the Payroll Team Leaders
  • Sign off level for individual leave audits and certain payroll practices or as directed by the SDM
  • Adhering to all Downer policies, procedures and standards



  • Quality Assurance/Compliance background (preferred but not essential)
  • LEAN process improvement knowledge (preferred but not essential)
  • 8+ years working in Payroll roles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – ability to write documentation for payroll team to use
  • Demonstrated Problem Solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to show strong initiative and creativity
  • Intermediate Excel skills (macro experience not applicable)
  • Extensive experience in payroll processing
  • Extensive experience in applying legislative payroll requirements centred around EBA/Award management, tax and employment law.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to the environment in the Business Services Centre and provide professional support to the payroll team
  • Previous experience working in a Shared Services environment will be highly regarded



As an employee of Downer, you may benefit from a range of career support programs, wellbeing packages and financial benefits, available through us and our selected partners. These include:

  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Salary sacrifice superannuation;
  • Novated leasing;
  • Banking discounts & offers;
  • Discounted travel & accommodation;
  • Discounted vehicle rentals;
  • Offers and cash back on selected shopping portals;
  • Discounts on technology products; and
  • Exclusive offers on a range of vehicles.

If you are enthusiastic and dedicated to establishing and growing your career we’d love to speak to you! Hit apply now or contact Paul Sampedro for more information on Please note applications via email will not be accepted

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Closing Date: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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