Payroll Specialist

Date: 17-Jan-2023

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Reporting to the Payroll team, the purpose of this role is to contribute to the operation and continuous improvement of our Payroll function within our People & Culture division, Group Services.


As an innovative team player, share and progress your skills and knowledge within the wider Team.


We are looking for someone with a strong understanding of Payroll and HR processes to ensure the ongoing accuracy and timely processing of Council’s pay runs. Excellent customer service and professional communication skills, along with progressive thinking, are must-haves for this role.


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He kōrero mu: About you


To be considered for this position, you will need:


•             Sound understanding of Payroll and HR Processing and Policies;

•             Experience with complex payroll issues and errors;

•             Critical thinking, strong attention to detail with alignment to systems;

•             Experience communicating key items to stakeholders and through project work.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.6 million people. Work with us and enjoy career-enhancing exposure and opportunities.


We offer competitive salaries; flexible working from home and office options and you get to work with a dynamic team inspiring one another to achieve great things while making a positive contribution to the legacy of Auckland.

Enjoy access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits such as;


  • Discounted Leisure Centre membership and other employer benefits!
  • Annual Zoo Pass
  • Employer Kiwisaver contribution of plus 3% is additional to base salary.
  • Entitled to annual leave immediately rather than after 12 months service.
  • Additional paid annual leave day for personal health and wellbeing
  • Plus paid in the Community workday leave day
  • Ongoing, regular free internal and external training provided.


Please note we have both full time permanent and fixed term opportunities (fixed term until 30th June 23) available. Please indicate your preference on application for one or both.

Applications close 1 February.  We will be reviewing applicants as we receive so if this sounds like your next move, don’t’ delay, apply now!

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.