Payroll Projects Specialist

Job title : Payroll Projects Specialist
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Contract or Temp
Salary : $100,000 - $140,000 + super + salary packaging
Contact name : Emma Kennedy
Contact email :
Job reference : EKNE6029
  • Rare opportunity to work in a specialist role for a market leading organisation
  • 12 month fixed term contract with attractive remuneration package on offer
  • Varied role focusing on governance, compliance, remediation & systems projects

About our Client
Our client is a well known and instantly recognisable reputable business, who are placed at the forefront of the healthcare industry. They are on the lookout for a highly skilled payroll professional to assist with a variety of projects to ensure the accurate and timely maintenance of related payroll records whilst adhering to the relevant statutory legislation and company policies and procedures. With excellent staff benefits, and a supportive and dynamic team environment on offer, this role will be an exciting opportunity for those looking for their next challenge during a period of growth and transformation. 

Position Description

Reporting directly to the Payroll Manager, you will be responsible for:
  • Ensuring all payments are made in accordance with Awards, Agreements, Company Policy and Procedures, FairWork, Payroll Tax, Superannuation, and other relevant legislative requirements
  • Identifying process improvement strategies with current systems and processes, particularly across governance framework
  • Assisting with building of newly identified framework for all new payroll governance & compliance controls
  • Maintain award data and ensure wages payments comply with EBA or awards
  • Ensure efficient completion of troubleshooting as required
  • Plan and implement all payroll changes in relation to new and amended industrial instruments
  • Respond to escalated payroll compliance queries in an efficient and timely manner
  • Undertake system updates through testing and understanding of changes in relation to pay rates and rules 
  • Check pay run variance report for discrepancies
  • Review and update payroll processes on a regular basis to maintain continuous improvement
  • Payroll processing support and maintaining payroll workflows
  • Adhoc reporting requirements to assist the Payroll Manager

Ideal Candidate Profile
The successful applicant will have proven experience in a similar position along with the following skills and attributes:
  • Strong payroll technical knowledge within the healthcare industry is essential
  • Experience with SAP and/or Chris21 would be advantageous (though not essential)
  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Experienced in reviewing/updating procedural documentation
  • Confident when dealing with stakeholders both internal and external
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously

What's on Offer
  • Attractive remuneration on offer dependent on experience (circa $100,000 - $140,000 + super + salary packaging)
  • Outstanding career development on offer
  • Extremely supportive management team
  • Office location in Melbourne's North East 
  • Varied and fast paced role
  • Ability to drive change and efficiencies 
  • 12 month fixed term contract (potential longer term views)

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion contact Emma Kennedy at