Payroll Officer

 Distribution Centres  Kewdale 

Requisition ID: 34600 

Employment Type: Fixed Term 

Good things start here

This could be the very first step towards an exciting new career with us – a fresh beginning. At the Coles Group, these are moments we live for.

Starting good things is what drives our purpose: to sustainably feed all Australians so they can lead healthier, happier lives. With a team of 120,000 people and an iconic portfolio of Australia’s most trusted brands, we’re perfectly positioned to turn a promising start into a whole lot more.


About the role


This role sits within Coles Group Limited, supporting all distributions centres primarily focused on our Parkinson distribution centre. Our distribution centres consist of approx. 3800 active employees plus agency workers. The primary purpose of this role is ensuring the accurate processing of payroll for the Laverton distribution centre.


The primary objective of the Payroll Officer position is to execute the service delivery of weekly payroll cycles.  This role will be responsible for actual processing and working with the central payroll operations team and outsourced payroll provider.


The role is currently a 12 month fixed term - full time opportunity supporting our Kewdale DC in WA. 


What you'll be doing

  • Ensure successful completion of base roster creation, leave management and payroll exceptions in time and attendance, time management workbench and other associated systems.
  • Maintain all elements required to ensure integrity of payroll processing
  • Work with support functions to ensure smooth processing of weekly payroll
  • Liaise with site stakeholders for timely approval of payroll related activities
  • Provide support as required for executing operational processes and practices that ensure the accurate delivery of payroll activities
  • To ensure that there are effective payroll controls embedded for payroll processes and practices to minimise non-compliance risks
  • manage external providers to ensure smooth delivery of payroll processing


Good things you'll need

  • Proven experience in a payroll processing environment
  • Demonstrated experience with payroll and T&A systems and end to end payroll processes. Previous SAP Success Factors and Kronos experience an advantage
  • Demonstrated understanding of payroll tax and WorkCover legislation, superannuation and PAYG
  • Demonstrated experience in interpreting complex industrial instruments including Modern Awards and Enterprise Agreements (EAs)
  • Experience in identifying and resolving compliance risks
  • Prior experience in a complex payroll environment


Given the state/ territory of the position you are applying for, and to enable Coles to provide a safe environment for its team members, there may be a requirement for you to receive a COVID-19 vaccination before commencing work for Coles, unless you are medically exempt.


Given this, you will be required to disclose your COVID-19 vaccination status as part of your application for employment with Coles. You may be required to provide further evidence of vaccination status as part of your application.


Why Coles?
We’re committed to making this a great place to work, from day one. From flexible working arrangements to discounts across all our internal brands (including 5% off at Coles supermarkets!), there are plenty of reasons to love working here. Explore all this and more at our Coles Careers website.

Coles Group is an endorsed employer for all women. See our range of benefits and policies directly at WORK180: Coles Group – Work180 Endorsed Employer

For everyone who shares our passion
We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. We’re happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – so reach out to us at www.careers.colesgroup.com.au > Careers for everyone > Disability employment.

We’d love to meet you
If you have the skills, experience and motivation to succeed in this role, please take the next step and submit your application.