Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Finance / Payroll Officer

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Permanent  
Finance1 (FIN1)
Supporting Documentation:

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Full-time Position 
  • Convenient Randwick location, close to transport
Children's Cancer Institute is wholly dedicated to putting an end to childhood cancer and is the only medical research institute in Australia solely dedicated to this cause. We don't just hope to do it – we will do it; and we're looking for the brightest minds to help us get there. Children's Cancer Institute provides the best possible environment for our staff thrive with state-of-the-art facilities at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia – one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.

What’s on offer?

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Financial Payroll Officer. This is an excellent opportunity for a Finance / Payroll Officer who is looking for a challenge, diversity in their role and wanting to grow in a fast-paced environment. Working in a small cohesive team of 3, the role is an integral part of the larger Finance team. As part of the team, you will be involved in the aspects of running what we call the “Finance Engine Room”, the heart of the Finance team that manages all aspects of accounts payable, accounts receivable, procurement, payroll processing and month end processing. As a confident and motivated individual, your meticulous attention to detail and great work ethic are key to this role. You will have a passion to learn and a willingness to develop your skills. Experience working in both accounts payable and payroll processing is essential.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Accounts payable (AP) including matching and inputting of supplier invoices into the accounts payable system, managing payment runs and reconciliation of supplier statements
  • Accounts receivable (AR) including creation of invoices and follow up of outstanding debtors
  • Manage the purchasing process of laboratory supplies and services through the purchasing system, including but not limited to ordering, invoicing, assisting suppliers and researchers with queries
  • Bank and credit card reconciliations, including preparing journals
  • Assist the month end process in reconciliations and updating report parameters
  • Responding efficiently and professionally to queries from creditors, debtors and internal staff
  • Process payroll fortnightly using Micropay. Year-end payroll processing
  • Preparation of PAYG, Superannuation and any other payroll related returns
Qualifications, experience and skills required:
  • Accounting/Business based degree
  • 2 years payroll processing using Micropay
  • 2 years in an accounts payable role
Essential skills:
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong time management and organisation skills, with the ability work within a fast-paced environment to meet strict deadlines and prioritise workload
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Proven highly professional approach towards management of confidential data
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment


We are strongly committed to the growth of our employees so all staff can fulfil their aspirations. You'll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, salary packaging options, access to a leading EAP program and regular social activities. Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success and discover what it's like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference. We're looking for people who share our values of accountability, integrity and camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction.

A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website at: We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

To apply, please go to and forward both your resume AND cover letter clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.