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Payroll Officer


About the opportunity| Ko te āheinga:

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council People & Capability team is looking for a solution-focused and positive-minded Payroll Officer.

Reporting to the Team Leader Payroll, you will be responsible for processing end to end payrolls, with all the associated maintenance of data and reporting.  While payroll is the priority work, there will also be a requirement to provide proactive support to the wider P&C team, helping out with any administration or work that may suit your skill set and interests. 


About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

You will be someone who enjoys working with numbers and data. Accuracy is something you strive to achieve in all that you do, and you will not be satisfied unless you can be sure that what you produce is correct. You will enjoy using reporting tools to check information and analyse trends. You’re looking for a role that offers variety and the ability to extend your skills by being part of a wider team that supports one another and strives to provide great customer service at all times. You want to do more than “process pay”, and you love to be challenged by new ideas and ways of working. You don’t wait to be asked to do things; you’re a self-starter, looking for improvement opportunities and showing a knack for explaining more complex payroll information in a friendly and helpful manner. 

The role will require you to take on the following:

  • Ensure the effective management of the payroll system (TechOne) for Council, including updating and auditing of system data relating to payroll.  Maintain up to date staff records in TechOne. 
  • Ensure all relevant information is sent to government agencies for reporting and legislative compliance purposes. 
  • Accurately and efficiently, load, update and maintain employee information in TechOne and respond to updates and changes as required. 
  • Ensure accurate and timely payments and allowances are made to Council staff, committee members, contractors (as is appropriate) and authorised others as directed.
  • Ensure all deductions and alterations to pay are authorised correctly and conditions of employment related to pay are adhered to.
  • Liaise with the People & Capability team to ensure agreements are enacted correctly in the payroll system.

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • NCEA Level 3 literacy and numeracy.
  • 2+ years of experience in a similar role/relevant industry 
  • Experience with payroll and HRIS software 
  • A working knowledge of payroll related legislation e.g., Holidays Act
  • Experience with TechOne is desirable.
  • Confident ability to deliver effectively in pressure situations.
  • A friendly an approachable manner, the ability to work constructively as part of a team and a willingness to have a bit of fun!!

What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

The salary range for the Payroll Officer role is between $57,690 to $64,100. This will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Other benefits of working for our team include a supportive and encouraging working environment, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment. To see a full list of our benefits please visit our website:


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

Applications close 15 February 2023 but we may interview candidates as they apply and close this advert earlier should a suitable person be found. So, we encourage you to apply today!

 All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

 To view the job description please click here.

 Please apply via Seek.


About us | E pā ki a mātou:

At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council our purpose is to work with our community to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing and connectivity. Our organisation is diverse, and our work is varied. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management.


We focus on prioritising:

Te kounga o te wai, te haumarutanga me te mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi o te whakamarutanga | Water quality, safety and climate-resilient security.  

Kia koi, kia toitū hoki te whakamahinga o te whenua | Climate-smart and sustainable land use. 

Kia ora, kia āhei, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki te rerenga rauropi | Healthy, functioning and climate-resilient biodiversity. 

Kia toitū, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki ngā ratonga me ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure. 


25 January 2023

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