First listed on: 24 June 2020

Senior Payroll Officer 

  • Work for one of the most dynamic and diverse inner-city Councils
  • $89K - $97K + Super
  • 12 Month Fixed Term Position


Moreland is a vibrant and energetic place, highly regarded for its cosmopolitan community, array of fabulous festivals, cool pools, eclectic shops, scenic bike paths and its community of artists and creative industries. A progressive council with 180,000 residents, Moreland is proud of its diversity and its ambitions for environmental sustainability, social justice and community wellbeing. With its Civic Centre located in Coburg, just 8 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD, there are excellent public transport options and great food and cafés right at their doorstep. Moreland City Council is a great place to live, work and play.

Find out more about Moreland City Council here:

Moreland Council strives to be a contemporary, innovative and collaborative organisation with a deep commitment to, and engagement with, their community.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Senior Payroll Officer to join the Human Resources team. You will be an important part of the team providing support to the Payroll Coordinator through supervision of the payroll processing, training and supporting the team to deliver fortnightly payroll of approximately 1,000+ employees.  This role will be responsible for providing accurate payroll advice and ensure information processed is in accordance with legislative requirements and Council’s policies and procedures. 


  • Coordinate preparation and processing of fortnightly payroll
  • Administer Masterfile changes e.g.; rate changes, FTE, allowances and deductions
  • Processing of new starters and termination paperwork
  • Ensure payroll records are accurate and representative of entitlements and conditions
  • Processing Month End and Year end functions associated with payroll
  • Conduct annual salary review in accordance with remuneration policy
  • Administer the transfer of Long Service Leave entitlement in consultation with other councils
  • Investigate and resolve payroll queries in a timely manner
  • Liaise with external agencies and comply with reporting requirements
  • Ensure all confidentialities are assured in all matters pertaining to Payroll and Personnel


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in end to end payroll processing
  • Demonstrated prior experience in high volume (500+) payroll
  • Kronos experience would be an advantage but not necessary
  • Proficient computer literacy and ability to learn systems with ease
  • The ability to prioritise and work to strict deadlines
  • The ability to provide a high level of customer service
  • A high level of attention to detail and accuracy with a focus on numeracy
  • The ability to interpret Enterprise Agreement and operate within fast paced environment


  • Monthly RDO
  • Active Social Club
  • Salary sacrifice options

For further information or a confidential conversation, please contact Sandra Pedro on 9240 2232 or to apply online, go to Careers at Moreland at

*Candidates are only required to submit a cover letter and CV.

Applications close: 5pm, Sunday 12 July 2020. 

Moreland City Council is proudly diverse and an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, people with disability, and people from every culture, gender and sexuality identity, age and ethnic background. Moreland City Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse.

Applicants for Council positions must be entitled to work in Australia.

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