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Payroll & Accounts Officer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 594574BR Location Richmond, Victoria, Australia Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted Jan. 02, 2019

Job Summary:

The Payroll Officer is required to perform the payroll processing, accounts support and related administration for Disney and ESPN entities in Australia and New Zealand in a timely, professional and accurate manner.


Payroll management
  • Processing end to end monthly payroll for 250 + staff in Australia and New Zealand ensuring all employees are paid in a timely manner
  • Coordinate with key stakeholders to manage the monthly schedule
  • Liaise with Human Resources (HR) to set up new employees, as well as process and manage all monthly payroll changes and process out of cycle payments
  • Update employee master file changes in payroll system
  • Communicate all monthly exceptions to outsourced payroll provider
  • Check and reconcile all payroll reports before sending to HR and Finance for approval
  • Monitor the payroll process, provide feedback and recommend/implement process improvements
  • Maintain accurate and timely filing and data collection for all employees and all payroll information, including extractions from ADP Payforce and other third party systems as relevant
  • Provide ad hoc quotes for terminations/redundancies and ensure consistency and accuracy, including manual calculations where required
  • Address payroll queries from employees/managers/HR and respond in a timely manner
  • Monitor and administer government paid parental leave
  • Payroll adjustment calculations for payments out of cycle (OOC)
  • Remit superannuation on a regular basis and in timely manner
  • Create, maintain and exit members within superannuation system
  • Carry out annual processes impacting payroll including merit increases, incentive payments, and reportable fringe benefits
  • Provide advice and ensure consistency and accuracy of all payments, in line with relevant legislation, tax requirements and company policy
Accounts Support
  • Prepare accounting journal entries for posting into financials system
  • Provide support for forecasting process
  • Assist with head count reporting and reconciliations
  • Complete and/or provide data for government surveys
  • Support preparation of annual returns for payroll tax and workcover
  • Other administrative tasks to support the team including (but not limited to) processing of incoming cheques
  • Support new initiatives and projects as required by the business
  • Perform ad hoc assignments as directed by the Senior Manager-Accounting and Reporting

Payroll/Finance administration
  • Stay up to date with relevant legislation in Australia and New Zealand to ensure statutory compliance • Key contact for payroll related controls testing with external auditor
  • Coordinate periodical leave reports and audits
  • Maintain up to date documentation on payroll processes
  • Validate and maintain data across multiple systems

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of experience in a similarly sized, end to end payroll position
  • Experience using ADP Payforce or similar large payroll software
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent customer service and stakeholder management skills
  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • A high level of numerical reasoning
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills
  • Utmost reliability, professionalism, confidentiality and discretion in handling sensitive payroll information
  • Sound knowledge of Australian PAYG, superannuation and other relevant state and federal legislation
  • Confident, self-motivated and can work independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Highly flexible and adaptable
  • A strong team player who contributes to an environment that embraces collaboration and innovation

Preferred Education

  • Completion of payroll related qualification or courses is an advantage

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney-branded streaming platforms, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Walt Disney Company (Australia) Pty Ltd, which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

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