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Job Description

Job Title:     Payroll Officer   

Company Name:   WR Carpenter

Department:   HR/Payroll

Location:       Port Moresby, Madang and Jiwaka

Reports to:     Group HR Manager

General Purpose

Payroll Officer will administer our employee compensation. Payroll Officer’s responsibilities include calculating employees’ salaries, over time, leave, bonus, commissions and processing on payroll, accordingly updating NASFUND, TAX, NCSL and any other deductions and ensuring all employees are paid correcting with zero errors on the date agreed for each PPE. The role is highly confidential and such the person is entrusted to keep all information strictly confidential and must be familiar with Government/Labour legislations on Tax, NASFUND and Leave.


  • Collect daily, weekly or monthly timesheets in preparation for PPEs

  • Using leave liability report verify and validate all leave forms & process accordingly on payroll

  • Verify and validate Court loan forms using the Eligibility Criteria inclining Courts Hire Purchase (HP)

  • Assess all new starter forms to ensure NAFUND, Tax, Employee Detail and Bank Accounts have been correctly entered for payroll processing and filing

  • Process payroll and pay accordingly using Online or Kundu Pei

  • Close payroll, issue pay slips and update all reports for payment /record -NASFUND, NCSL, TAX, Courts Loan/HP, Salary Sacrifice, Internal deductions to the company for various payments

  • Ensure all NASFUND, NCSL and Tax payments are up to date and all employees accounts are update to date with the NASFUND and NCSL payment

  • Prepare Journals and Month end tax – any other payroll related reports

  • Respond to provide all Audit requests

  • Run leave liability reports and provide to all HODs/General Managers monthly

  • Update all employees’ personal files using the filing checklist

  • Standing and cover for other Payroll Officers on leave or not available during the PPE

  • Must master the use of TAMS and Attaché

  • Provide month end Headcount Reports

  • Attend to NASFUND/NCSL applications including loan and membership withdrawals

  • Attend to all former employees’ queries with NASFUND withdrawal or transfer

  • Attend to all Payroll queries including letters for banks loans & new bank account

  • Attend to all other HR/Payroll request as and when delegated by Manager


  • Certificate/Diploma in Business Studies/Accounting/Human Recourse

  • Minimum of Five (5) years’ experience in Payroll with the use of Attaché or similar system processing all cycle of payroll

  • Must be familiar with Government and DLIR legislation on Leave, NASFUND, Tax, OT, Final payment & Long Service Leave

  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite products at the expert level in Excel

Functional Skills:

  • Communication skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Organization Skills

  • Must be able to multitask

  • Good command of written and spoken

  • Excellent Computing skill

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