Overview

Job Locations:
Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Sydney, NSW
Fortitude Valley, Brisbane QLD

  • Join a highly collaborative and innovative People & Culture team

  • Bring your Payroll knowledge to this transformative project-based role

  • 12-month fixed term opportunity – flexible hybrid working environment

We’re REA

An Australian start-up success story we’re quietly proud of.

From a garage in Melbourne to the global stage is an achievement we’re humbled by. Our idea to put pictures of houses on the internet has blossomed since 1995, and we now have businesses across Australia, Asia, India and North America.

We’re proud to have been named one of Australia’s Best Workplaces for the second year running. This recognition is a great proof point of our unique and special culture. A culture that is driven by our people, our values, and our commitment to making a difference in the community.

Where the People and Culture team fits in

The Payroll Project Specialist sits within the People & Culture team. From building management capability and the next generation of leaders, to creating a diversity and inclusion strategy which is mainstreamed and embedded into everything we do – the People & Culture team is all about making REA Group a great place to work. Supporting our multi-national business with HR processes, policies and systems to meet the needs of our people around the world, the team works to build high engagement with our impressive offering of programs and benefits.

We put a lot of time into hiring the best people and holding onto those people by delivering great career development opportunities, led by exceptional managers. Our community investment activity also sits within the People & Culture team, building partnerships to address homelessness and delivering programs enabling our people to give back to the community through volunteering, grants, fundraising and matched payroll giving.

What you’ll be doing

As a Payroll Specialist, you’ll be supporting the People & Culture team with the payroll transformation project, moving from outsourced to in house payroll.  You’ll contribute your payroll knowledge and work with a wide a range of key stakeholders from the employees themselves, Finance & Risk partners as well as the People Services team and the broader People & Culture function.

  • Working closely with our implementation team, supporting with the set-up of our payroll systems and processes and running testing and monitoring to ensure correctness, eligibility, and timeliness of payments in terms of Awards, Employment Contracts, organisational policies, and other relevant legislation

  • Provide internal subject matter knowledge on superannuation, redundancy calculations, payroll tax 

  • Coordinating with employees at all levels and answer queries in a clear and accurate manner

  • Providing professional and customer-oriented levels of service to employees

  • Reviewing and overseeing current payroll practices, making recommendation as to what efficiencies can be made to current payroll processes and procedures

  • Assisting with reporting where required 

What we’re looking for

  • Proven background and working knowledge in Payroll and relevant legislation

  • Experience in payroll system implementations, process improvement and creation of new processes is desirable but not essential

  • Payroll compliance knowledge, including sound employment tax and industrial relation knowledge

  • Intermediate Excel skills 

  • Problem-solving skills and ability to think creatively 

  • Time management and prioritisation skills 

  • Experience with Workday & Preceda is advantageous, but not essential 

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and the sensitivity to understand audience needs and adapt style accordingly

  • Ability to work independently and in partnership with business and technical resources

  • Relevant qualification associated with employment taxes and payroll is desirable but not essential

But we don’t just look for someone based on their skills and expertise.  It’s our connection, acceptance and genuine care for each other that makes REA a great place to work. That means you also need to be:
 

  • Savvy minded and have curiosity to think a little left of field / outside the box

  • A strong and creative communicator

  • Friendly, approachable and have good relationship management skills

  • An avid contributor to our inclusive culture – we celebrate different perspectives and all play an active role in creating a sense of belonging

The REA experience

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.
 

We offer:

  • A flexible working environment, meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business

  • A hybrid approach to the future of work – https://www.rea-group.com/blog/the-way-we-work-at-rea-a-hybrid-approach/

  • Generous and flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers

  • Support for your mental and physical health and wellbeing via our ‘You Matter’ Program

  • Because We Care program which includes volunteer leave and community grants, to ensure you have the opportunity to give back to your community

  • Hack Days for you to bring so you can bring your big ideas to life in a supportive learning environment

  • An additional day of leave just for your birthday

Oh, and by the way:

At REA we value diversity and inclusion in all forms. Gender, religion, ethnicity, LBTGIQ+, neurodiversity and so much more. If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We’re proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we’re looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?
 

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