Vacancy Details

Finance Officer- Payroll Administration  

  • Part Time - Permanent 22.8 hours per week  
  • $36.21 per hour 
  • Great work - life balance | Flexible working options available 


Are you looking for an organisation that supports staff through career development and flexible work options? 

Do you want to escape the city life and experience the regional lifestyle?  

Wodonga Council supports its staff in accessing genuine flexible work and leave options to balance our work and personal commitments including options such as working from home, flexible start and finish times, paid parental leave arrangements and purchasing additional leave.   

Wodonga is a progressive, well-planned, growing city that is affordable, offers an abundance of opportunities and is led by strong, empathetic stewardship. We aim to strengthen our community in all that we do.  

Want to read more about life in Wodonga? Click here or visit our website here. 

Wodonga Council is committed to serving the community and we are dedicated to providing high quality services across the community.  

We are a values driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams who benefit from our flexible work options, health and wellbeing initiatives, and development opportunities, so that we grow as individuals and as an organisation. We recognise the importance of balancing work and life and understand that priorities change with time.  

At Wodonga Council we offer meaningful work and take pride in what we do. 


The role 

This position will have shared responsibility within the Finance Team with particular focus on Payroll to ensure the effective, accurate and responsible administration on a day to day basis of payroll services for the whole of council. 

Key aspects of the role include: 

  • Ensure the effective, accurate and responsible administration on a day to day basis of payroll services for the whole of council; 
  • Ensure all employee particulars pertaining to new commencements, terminations and any alteration to employee’s personal particulars have been appropriately authorised and accurately recorded; 
  • Alter and maintain all employees’ personal data information eg. classification, pay increments, change of address, allowances and deductions; 
  • Attend to all necessary payroll interface transfer programs, and ensure accuracy of information received; 
  • Process fortnightly payroll following procedures and guidelines for fortnightly processing; 
  • Produce and distribute Pay Advices, including the use of the councils payroll systems Employee Self Service; 


Key Selection Criteria:  

Our ideal candidate will be able to show us their: 

  1. Experience in interpreting Industrial Awards, enterprise agreements and relevant legislation 
  2. Experience in the use of computer based payroll systems and associated financial accounting systems 
  3. Experience in human resource practices/administration 
  4. Experience in the management of a large payroll service 
  5. Previous experience in the finance discipline including general finance, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and the collection of monies. 
  6. Advanced and current experience in the use of spreadsheets, word processing & databases. 


How to Apply  

Visit our website 

Use the ‘apply’ button to commence your application. 

Applicants will be required to upload three documents;  

  • a document addressing the key selection criteria as outlined above (support on how to address this criteria can be found here), 
  • a brief cover letter, and 
  • a current resume. 

Prior to commencement, the successful applicant will be required to provide the following: 

  • Current Drivers Licence 
  • National Police Check (required to be supplied by the employee or prospective employee prior to commencement) 


The completion of a pre-employment functional assessment (paid for by Council) may also be required. 

If applicable, evidence regarding right to work in Australia will need to be presented. 



Deb Rossington – Payroll Administrator – (02) 6022 9214 | 


Applications close 11:59pm, Monday October 2, 2023 

Position Description below 

Wodonga Council is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. 

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including; 

  • employee health and wellbeing programs,  
  • flexible work arrangements, 
  • learning and development, and 
  • career pathways and opportunities. 

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. 

We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and people from every age, culture and ethnic background. 

If you have special needs that we can address to assist you submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us. 

We welcome applications from veterans and defence families. If you are a veteran and would like to discuss how your skills may transfer across, please contact us at