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Payroll Officer Finance & Tax

South Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Closing date
May 9, 2024

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Accounting, Audit & Legal, Human Resources
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Company Description

OceanaGold is a growing intermediate gold and copper producer committed to safely and responsibly maximizing the generation of Free Cash Flow from our operations and delivering strong returns for our shareholders.

We have a portfolio of four operating mines: the Haile Gold Mine in the United States of America; Didipio Mine in the Philippines; and the Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand. Our operations are supported by a global workforce with significant exploration, development and operating experience.

Our Purpose is mining gold for a better future. The gold, copper, and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology which connects communities around the world. Our activities also contribute to economic growth and improved health and education outcomes in the regions where we operate. We provide direct employment for over 3,700 people and indirect employment for many more.

Our Vision is to be a company people trust, want to work and partner with, supply and invest in, to create value. This Vision is brought to life by our Values - Care, Respect, Integrity, Performance and Teamwork - which put our people, host communities, the environment and our stakeholders at the forefront of our decision-making.

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Job Description

OceanaGold is seeking a professional and highly motivated Payroll Officer Finance & Tax to join our Finance Team based . Reporting to the Vice President - Finance, the role oversees the payroll function to ensure all employees based in Australia are paid in an accurate and timely manner. This role will be responding to all payroll-related enquiries and providing support to annual HR activities such as salary reviews and performance bonuses.

Key tasks and responsibilities:
  • Maintains Corporate Payroll function for Australia business units and as otherwise designated by the VP, Finance. Includes setting up and terminating employees within ADP.
  • Accurately processes monthly payroll, bonuses, ad-hoc terminations and other payments, including Single Touch Payroll reporting.
  • Prepares Payroll tax and Workcover calculations for different states e.g. Victoria and Queensland and prepares the Annual Payroll reporting.
  • Prepares and maintains Long Service Leave/Annual Leave calculations and provisions for quarterly financial reporting.
  • In coordination with the VP, Finance, maintains and improves existing internal controls surrounding Payroll.
  • Proactively plans for and prepares withholding tax obligation calculations and reporting in relation to employees based overseas where applicable.
  • Keeps updated on regulation changes regarding Payroll and facilitates/ is responsible for implementation to ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Be the finance reporting team contact/ coordinator between payroll provider (ADP) and OceanaGold HR.
  • Ensures the data-processing system for payroll is operating efficiently, effectively, and accurately.
  • Reconciles payroll account balances (e.g. payroll liabilities, superannuation payables, PAYG, leave balance and workcover etc.) for the purpose of maintaining accurate balances and ensuring compliance with established financial and legal requirements and resolve discrepancies should they arise for payrolls handled.
  • Support the VP, Finance in being the first line of coordination and problem solving for ADP related issues globally.
  • Maintains the accounting and reporting for the share-based awards.
  • Assists in Finance team with reporting requirements within tight deadlines and other ad-hoc activities.


Describe the requirements and skills needed for the job.
  • At least 5 years' Australian payroll experience is required, preferably in a multinational environment.
  • Experience in interpretation of various policies and employment agreements.
  • Extensive local and international payroll experience (if possible, in the mining industry)
  • Highly developed computer-based skills - Microsoft Office
  • Exposure to a third-party payroll provider - ADP highly regarded.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, mathematical and communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of payroll processes and legal requirements
  • Ability to work autonomously.

Additional Information

  • Corporate role based in Brisbane Office with excellent transport links.
  • Get to work with some fantastic Finance professionals as leaders and peers Global mining operations spanning Asia Pacific and North America
  • Exceptional working environment where people are valued and respected.


OceanaGold is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.

If you share the same values and have what we are looking for, please apply online now via our careers website:

Applications close 29 April 2024 Shortlisting will commence immediately. Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia.


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