Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Accounts Payable / Payroll Team Leader

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Fixed Term  
Finance2 (FIN2)
Supporting Documentation:

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Modern, world-class facilities
  • Convenient Randwick location, close to transport

Do you have a passion to help children? A passion to help us beat this devastating disease?

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.

This is an excellent opportunity for an Accounts Payable and Payroll Team Leader wanting to grow in a fast-paced environment.

Leading a team of two, you will manage the “Finance Engine Room”, the heart of the Finance team that manages all aspects of payroll processing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, procurement and month end processing. You will train and mentor the team in all aspects of their role. This is a hands-on role and you will be involved with processing as well as manage and lead the team.

This role and the team that you lead is an integral part of the Finance Team. You will work with the Senior Accountants to ensure the payroll and forecast systems have all the correct and latest payroll data for the Senior Accountants to prepare their remuneration forecasting.

As a confident and motivated individual, your meticulous attention to detail and a great work ethic are key to this role. You will have a passion to challenge and improve processes.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the team responsible for the day to day accounting functions, including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, bank accounts
  • Train and mentor Finance / Payroll Officers in all areas of their role
  • Payroll function is accurate, confidential and in line with legislation, working closely with the People and Culture team for all staffing and contract changes.
  • Prepare BAS, Cash Daily report
  • Documentation of payroll procedures and all “Finance Engine Room” procedures
  • Ensure compliance with payroll related legislation and standards
  • Assist the Senior Accountants in developing a culture of continuous improvement within the Finance function
  • Respond efficiently and professionally to queries from creditors, debtors and internal staff
  • Support the delivery of key transformational projects within the Technology Services team by working closely with key stakeholders both internally and externally to the team to understand current roadblocks and designing innovative ways to overcome these.

Qualifications, experience and skills required:

  • Accounting/Business based degree
  • 2 years’ experience as a payroll manager or similar role
  • Strong knowledge and experience of payroll and compliance related laws
  • Experience with Meridian payroll software
  • Managerial experience that is proven and effective
  • Excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to problem solve
  • Proactive and motivated, taking ownership
  • An innate desire to challenge and improve processes
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment whilst also valuing autonomy.


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, competitive salary, 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 click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required. Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process.