Senior AU Payroll Officer (SIM0002)

The Senior Payroll Officer is responsible primarily for completing the working papers and assisting the onshore team in processing payroll-related tasks.


  • For their delegated clients, the payroll officer is responsible for:
  • Process 100 – 200 staff per week across multiple awards
  • Respond to pay queries accordingly via email and phone
  • General payroll management in accordance with relevant workplace awards
  • Maintaining payroll software
  • Maintaining accurate employee details for all clients – including entering new employee informationProcessing payrolls once the client has approved
  • previews
  • Run monthly payroll journals for integration into MYOB Advanced /XERO
  • Complete payroll reconciliations
  • Complete monthly super reconciliations
  • Process monthly superannuation contributions through employer portals
  • Recording payroll information in accounting software and in the company archive system
  • Maintain systems for data accuracy and reporting
    • Astute payroll is used for timesheets, payroll, month end invoicing, expense claims
    • This role is the key responsible owner of this system
  • General Payroll Management
    • Be familiar with guidelines for employers
    • Be familiar with the relevant award structure for each client
    • Process payroll on the day agreed upon with the client
    • Ensure payroll is processed in accordance with client instructions at all time
  • Payroll Software
    • Be familiar with all aspects of the payroll software used for each client
    • Maintain the integrity and currency of all information within the payroll software (employee details, employer details, award rates, superannuation funds etc)
    • Ensure previews are approved before processing the final payroll
  • Recording of Payroll Information
    • Produce superannuation and YTD reports monthly
    • Reconcile wages, PAYG and superannuation using payroll software
  • Superannuation and STP obligations:
    • Process superannuation via the online portal for each client monthly
    • Ensure all superannuation records and employee details are current
    • Ensure STP is uploaded for each payroll
    • Ensure the computer is maintained in optimal working order at all times
  • Expense claims
    • Oversee and implement a process for expense claims and payment as part of payroll




  • Should be a graduate of Finance and or Accounting, Management course.

Product Knowledge

  • 5+ years’ experience in AU Payroll
  • Sound knowledge of office administration systems and processes.
  • Knowledge of Xero, Microsoft Office Suite, and G-Suite.
  • Sound bookkeeping knowledge, including bank reconciliations and BAS preparation.
  • Australian Payroll Experience
  • Strong Computer Skills

System and Application Knowledge

  • Experience with Astute, Employment Hero, and Astute Payroll are highly regarded