Senior Payroll Advisor

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Permanent Full Time
Melbourne - Docklands
Accounting & Finance

Our Organisation

We love water and love life. What we do makes a vital contribution to Melbourne’s famous lifestyle. We achieve this by supplying high quality drinking water, providing outstanding sewerage services, integrating drainage systems, building resilience to flooding and by enhancing our waterway and land for greater community use. It’s a pride we share in helping to make greater Melbourne a fantastic place to live.

Reporting to the Payroll Manager you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference and add to our work environment, within a place where you can learn and perform to your fullest potential.

The Role

This is an opportunity for an experienced Senior Payroll Advisor to join during an exciting time of change, delivering all MW’s payroll services and ensuring BAU processes are executed in Chris21, while supporting the Kronos implementation project team. Key responsibilities include;

  • Providing specialist expertise for Payroll Legislation, Awards, Industrial Agreements and statutory/legislative requirements including delivery of periodic Remuneration and Benefits review programs for Senior Managers and Executives. 
  • Delivery of accurate and timely fortnightly end to end payroll service, including the preparation, balancing and reconciling of payroll, Payroll Taxes and Superannuation preparation entry and transmission of fortnightly payroll data and associated material.
  • Ensuring all payroll documents are prepared and relevant payroll information is recorded and entered into the company's payroll system (Chris21), accurately and within predetermined time constraints.
  • Assisting with the year-end process including, but not limited to processing and distribution of annual payment summaries, ensuring annual payroll tax and Workers Compensation premium calculations are produced and paid and in accordance with legislative requirements.

Make an Impact

Become part of a talented and passionate team dedicated to enhancing life and liveability in Melbourne and beyond. Doing truly meaningful work in a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your talents.

We provide a range of employee benefits that will make your experience working at Melbourne Water both professionally and personally rewarding.


Melbourne Water is committed to flexible working. We offer a variety of flexible arrangements to suit our employees varied needs and the business, including purchased leave, varied start and finish times, working from alternative locations, part time work and 9-day fortnights. We understand that Melbourne Water and our customers benefit from enabling our employees to achieve balance in work and life.


Our people are passionate, welcoming and inclusive. We welcome applications from everyone, including people with disability, mature age and young job seekers, members of the LGBTI+ community, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Melbourne Water welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Your Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience in Chris21 and Kronos with demonstrated skills in processing fortnightly end to payroll while delivering exceptional levels of customer service and maintaining strict confidentiality.
  • Strong understanding of Australian payroll legislation i.e. NES, taxation and superannuation.
  • Competent numeracy skills, with the ability to understand routine formulas and calculate payroll matters such as overtime and remuneration package/contract details in MS packages (word/excel)
  • Ability to prioritise workloads to meet deadlines and support on projects as required.

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with

Knowledge and expertise gained through previous Senior Payroll experience in a similar sized organisation

For more information, please see the attached Position Description

How to apply

Click on the "apply" button and complete the online application form.

Closing date: 24 OCTOBER 2020 at 11:55pm AEST

Please note a Police Check / Health Assessment is required for this position.


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