Payroll Specialist

Job title : Payroll Specialist
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Salary : $90,000 - $95,000 + super
Contact name : Emily O'Brien
Contact email :
Job reference : 1483144
  • Permanent position
  • Office based in Hawthorn
  • Highly flexible working environment 2 days in office p/w (free onsite parking)
Our client is an innovative and solutions led paper and packaging group who are on the lookout for a Payroll Specialist to join the team. You will be responsible for providing accurate, timely and efficient payroll services for 4,500 employees. Ensure all operational aspects of payroll processing, data and pay information integrity and associated activities are accurate and delivered within appropriate time frames and comply with relevant Agreements, legislation and policies.
With a key focus on compliance, this role will support the Payroll Manager with analysis, reconciliations and changes to processes and systems and ensure effective and compliant delivery of payroll services in line with legislative, policy and other company agreements.
  • End-to end payroll for 4,500 employees on weekly and fortnightly pay runs.
  • Working in team of 9 across payroll.
  • This role will be managing a weekly payroll for approximately 500 employees.
  • Own, interpret and ensure accurate payment against applicable Enterprise Agreements and Awards.
  • Administer approved changes to payroll related data, Workers’ Comp payment, Salary deductions, leave adjustments, tax and super variations, novated leases, payroll tax etc.
  • Respond to and advise staff on payroll matters or queries.
  • Ensure pay and employee records keeping is compliant with guidelines around policy, security and confidentiality.
  • Deliver reporting and reconciliations as required.
  • Undertake system updates through testing and understanding of changes in relation to pay rates and rules related to legislative and EBA changes.
  • Support compliance through ensuring changes to payroll, super, tax and any other EBA or legislative conditions are maintained and implemented in a timely manner.
Candidate Profile
The successful applicant will have proven experience in a similar position along with the following skills and attributes:
  • Previous experience with SAP and SuccessFactors is essential.
  • Previous experience in full function payroll processing.
  • Experience calculating terminations, annual leave/redundancy payouts, as well as calculations for marginal tax rate and tax-free threshold.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • High attention to detail including prioritising and organising workload.
  • Confident when dealing with stakeholders both internal and external.
  • Able to take initiative and accountability for assigned task.
What's on Offer
  • Excellent salary $90k - $99k + super
  • Working with a well-established and knowledgeable team.
  • Opportunity for future growth and career development.
  • Close knit team who enjoy working together.
To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion contact Emily O’Brien