Payroll / Accounts Coordinator

Welcome to Lutheran Care. We are an energetic, forward thinking and values driven not for profit organisation, providing support to people who need it most. Current programs include emergency relief, financial counselling, family support and education, foster care, housing and family shelter, community services, homelessness services, and refugee services.

We are looking for a passionate and dynamic Payroll / Accounts Coordinator to join our Finance Team in our Head Office at Sefton Park. This is a brand new dual role that is perfect for someone who thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment – no two days will be the same!

This position will be responsible for the coordination of all payroll activities, including the processing of the fortnightly payroll, ensuring compliance with organisational policies, procedures, payroll adjustments, leave reconciliations, terminations and other associated payroll tasks.

Working closely with the Finance and Administration Coordinator, this role will also provide account support ensuring effective financial management and administration of invoices, accounts receivable and donations.

You will have a range of responsibilities including: 

  • Process fortnightly pay runs (including, payroll adjustments, leave reconciliations and terminations)
  • New employee set-up, including entering employee’s pay rates, banking, super, TFN, allowances and leave
  • Maintain payroll records and data
  • Assist with Payroll queries and answering email inquiries from employees and key stakeholders
  • Maintain ELMO database relevant to award conditions and standards
  • Process, maintain and reconcile payroll accounts

In conjunction with the Finance and Administration Coordinator:

  • Prepare, process, receipt and manage timely and accurate accounts receivable and payable.
  • Regularly review and adjust GL coded data input into Lutheran Care accounting software.

Lutheran Care values all its staff by ensuring they are well supported through paid maternity and paternity leave, an Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service, access to internal and external training opportunities, an annual staff conference and professional development days, annual staff/volunteer celebrations and an innovative and caring culture.

Salary Packaging:

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows Public Benevolent Institutions (PBI), such as Lutheran Care, to offer special tax concessions. Through salary packaging, these concessions allow an employee to increase their take-home pay.

To Apply:

For details about Lutheran Care and to access a copy of the Job Description, please visit our website at You can also check us out on our Lutheran Care Facebook page.

For any queries regarding this position, please contact

All applications must include a Cover Letter and current Resume. Only applications submitted via Seek, will be accepted.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a NDIS Workers Screening Check, a DHS Working With Children Check, as well as a current Safe Environments for Children & Young People certificate. You must hold a current and unrestricted South Australian Drivers License and possess a registered roadworthy vehicle available for work use (employees reimbursed for work travel). In addition, the successful applicant will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or a medical exemption. 

Lutheran Care is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and those from culturally diverse communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

If you’re excited to join an innovative and professional team, we want to hear from you! 


Applications close Monday Jan 23 2023 at 5.00pm