Current Vacancies

Payroll Assistant

Position Number 62/23
Location ECTARC Education Services and Training
Status Part time, Fixed term - 22.5 hours per week
Closing Date 21/12/2023
About the Service

ECTARC is proudly a not-for-profit organisation, that successfully manages education and care services in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven, as well as an award-winning Registered Training Organisation providing early childhood training and professional development across Australia.   Our specialist early childhood knowledge, extensive experience and commitment to early education and care for children is why we are a respected leader in the sector. We live by our vision of enriching the futures for the children, families, students, and our communities.

About the Role

Originally known as Illawarra Area Child Care (IACC) our organisation was incorporated in October 1985 and have a proud history of providing optimum education and training services.  The organisation was rebranded in bringing together the organisation’s early education and training services under one name. Previously the name ECTARC had been linked to our nationally registered training organisation.

ECTARC is seeking a dedicated, proactive, and conscientious individual with a keen eye for detail to join the payroll team at our Warrawong head office. The Payroll Assistant role is primarily responsible for assisting the Payroll Officer with the processing of ECTARC’s payroll for over 200 employees. Following suitable training you will provide payroll backup support by processing payroll in the absence of the Payroll Officer.

We have professional, experienced leadership and administrative teams at our head office who support and resource our ECTARC services and teams to strengthen quality learning and education programs. ECTARC is committed to providing optimum work environments for staff with ongoing professional development opportunities.

ECTARC is committed to being a child safe organisation. We understand that the safety and wellbeing of all children is paramount, we aim to provide environments where all children feel safe and are safe. ECTARC has policies and systems to protect children, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously.

At ECTARC our vision for reconciliation is to deepen our understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, and rights promoting an organisational culture of respect, equality, equity, and cultural safety.  We envisage an Australia where all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples participate equally in early childhood education and training to achieve best educational outcomes. Through our work with young children, families, students, and the community we hope to contribute to an Australian society that proudly recognises, celebrates and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum 12 months experience in a payroll or accounts position
  • Understanding of payroll processes and procedures, including tax, superannuation, workers compensation
  • Strong numerical ability and data entry skills with an attention to detail
  • Ability to handle sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using MS Office Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Customer service focus
  • The ability to work cooperatively within a team environment.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience with Roubler payroll platform or similar
  • Qualifications in accounting or finance
Next Steps

At ECTARC we are an employer of choice. We have highly competitive salaries, above award rates, conditions and entitlements in accordance with the policies and procedures of ECTARC.

We have a comprehensive induction process and a dedicated wellbeing program to support you and your family.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre employment screening and probity checks.

ECTARC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background to apply for this position.

We have a comprehensive induction process and a dedicated wellbeing program to support you and your family.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment screening and probity checks

If you have any questions in regards to this position please call ECTARC on (02) 4223 1100 or email