Senior Payroll & Purchasing Administrator (Adelaide, SA, AU)

  • Broadspectrum
  • Adelaide SA, Australia
  • 21/06/2018
Full time Administration & Office Support Finance

Job Description

Broadspectrum and Suez, have teamed together as Allwater - an internationally experienced team that combines operating and technical excellence on a global scale within the Water and Wastewater Industry.

Together with our Alliance partner SA Water, Allwater is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the water and wastewater networks and associated assets throughout the Adelaide metropolitan area.

Allwater are currently seeking a suitably experienced candidate to fulfil the role of Senior Payroll & Purchasing Administrator to work in our Finance and Administration team based in the CBD Office.

This role is an immediate start, Full-time, 12-Month Fixed Term Contract with a possibility to become permanent.

The Senior Payroll & Purchasing Administrator is responsible for reviewing and approving supply requisitions and for the preparation and effective management of Allwater’s payroll. The Senior Payroll & Purchasing Administrator is an expert in payroll procedure, providing guidance to the Payroll Administrator(s) in payroll matters and ensuring building repairs and management is carried out in an efficient manner.


The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Interpret, fully understand and adhere to site EBA’s
  • Ensure Allwater’s payroll complies with legislation and standards
  • Reconcile & correct errors that are identified before final processing for each job site
  • Perform required checks for payroll sign off each week
  • Investigate & respond to payroll queries in an informative and friendly manner
  • Checking and certifying calculations relating to commencements, terminations, increments, cost centre adjustments and urgent off-cycle payments
  • Supervise and assist Payroll Administrator(s) with more complex procedures by providing guidance and training in the use of SAP and in general payroll procedures
  • Process timesheets for Allwater employees to ensure correct and timely payment
  • Ensure that applications for, and entitlements of Long Service Leave are maintained in an accurate manner
  • Review and approve supply requisitions as required
  • Ensure goods and services are goods receipted in a timely manner
  • Organise and monitor building repairs as required

To be considered for this role you will demonstrate:

  • Proven experience in a similar role and in an environment with multiple complex agreements  is essential
  • Experience in the use of SAP Payroll system and be familiar with using Microsoft Office Package will be highly regarded
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality customer service
  • Ability to question existing practices and to develop new approaches if necessary
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to coordinate workloads in a reliable manner
  • Ability to supervise and train staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff both orally and in writing

Key requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a senior payroll position
  • Verification of qualifications/licenses will be undertaken along with pre-employment medicals and background police checks for all shortlisted candidates.
  • The right to work in Australia

To apply for this position, please include an updated CV and Cover Letter, click APPLY and follow the prompts.
Allwater prides itself on a commitment to safety, a drive for excellence and offers challenge, growth and career opportunity in a supportive working environment.

Allwater prides itself on a commitment to safety, a drive for excellence and offers challenge, growth and career opportunity in a supportive working environment.

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing Diversity and Creating Inclusion is a key component of our Talent Management Strategy. The creation of a Diverse and Inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success, creating a high-performance business.

Position Reference Number: 98073