Payroll Advisor | The Salvation Army

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Payroll Advisor

Territorial Headquarters, Wellington

37.50 hours per week – Monday to Friday

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated, enthusiastic and personable junior payroll advisor, graduate or someone looking to make payroll their career, to join a payroll team within a prestigious and internationally recognised organisation.

The Salvation Army Human Resources Department is seeking to employ a Payroll Advisor to join their Payroll team at Territorial Headquarters in Wellington. You will be working alongside and contributing to a 6 person Payroll team reporting directly to the HRIS & Payroll Team Leader.

This role provides quality support, advice and effective payroll services across the organisation to over 2500 staff nationally.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Processing and maintaining employee records;
  • Accurate and timely processing of payroll related activities;
  • Ensuring compliance with legal and contractual obligations;
  • Assisting staff with payroll queries;
  • Providing information on matters relating to payroll, leave, superannuation etc;
  • Processing ACC under an Employers Reimbursement Agreement.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A positive attitude and willingness to go the extra mile to meet or exceed customer expectations;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong attention to detail and well developed time management skills;
  • Intermediate Excel skills required for reconciliations;
  • Empathy towards the values and mission of The Salvation Army.

Previous Payroll experience is desirable but not essential. If you are organised, efficient, self-motivated, team-oriented, customer focused and keen to learn, you will be offered opportunities to develop and apply your skills within a friendly and professional environment. If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you.

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Debbie Noanoa on 04 382 0763 or by email


To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details) and completed application form to:

Our application form can be downloaded from

Applicants for this position will need to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.  All employment offers are subject to the completion of a satisfactory Ministry of Justice clearance.

The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and human service provider. It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society – all through the love of God shown in Jesus. The successful applicant should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is committed to cultural diversity, and in New Zealand, our Tiriti partnership.

The Salvation Army is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people, including children, and upholding their rights to protection from abuse and/or neglect.