Payroll Officer Full time


Position Description

Department: Finance
Title: Payroll Officer
Reports to: Head of Finance & Administration

Payroll Officer

The Payroll Officer will be responsible for multiple fortnightly payrolls using MYOB and in-house HRIS, Employment Hero to support Alcro internal employees and client (outsourced) payroll services.


  • Full time: flexibility to work from home
  • Yarraville; drive to work/free parking
  • Great culture in a friendly & supportive environment
  • Quarterly Paid Wellness Day

Main Responsibilities

  • Create, maintain and update accurate employee payroll records in a timely manner
  • Fortnightly processing of timesheets and payroll including payment of PAYG and ABN contractors
  • Monitoring the Payroll inbox and responding to employee and contractor queries in a timely manner
  • Interpretation of policies, legislation, awards and agreements to ensure accuracy of payroll and to provide accurate and timely advice
  • Processing payment of superannuation contributions of employees within required timeframes
  • Timely calculation and processing of Workers Compensation wage claims
  • Accurate calculation and reconciliation of various leave accruals as required
  • Accurate calculation of other payments as required
  • Ensure confidentiality when completing all payroll duties and exercise discretion when speaking with colleagues
  • Assist with the development of any policies, procedures and forms related to payroll in line with continuous improvement and quality
  • Contribute to regular payroll reporting and provide reports as required
  • Support Head of Finance & Administration with payroll and other finance administrative activities as able.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Behaviour)

  • Proven experience and competence in the use of payroll systems
  • Experience providing an end-to-end payroll service and support including the interpretation of information from relevant industrial instruments
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Switched on and able to work at a fast pace
  • Self-reliant with a proven work ethic
  • Must demonstrate a high level of initiative and the ability to work autonomously
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills

Key Selection Criteria

  • Mandatory (5+ years’ experience)
    • Managing multiple or large complex payrolls across varied industry settings
    • Excellent knowledge and experience in all aspects of MYOB
    • Intermediate to advanced Excel Skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Proven knowledge of Australian statutory requirements and Fair Work legislation as it relates to employee entitlements
  • Desirable (1-2 years’ experience)
    • EBA Interpretation
    • Experience working within a professional services setting supporting multiple customers (employees/contractors)
  • Bonus
    • Familiar with Employment Hero HRIS
  • Exposure to NZ payroll processes and statutory requirements
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment supporting multiple payrolls
  • Highly organised with a can-do attitude and able to work autonomously
  • Personable and friendly attitude