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Payroll Advisor

Melbourne - Docklands, Victoria, Australia
29th October 2018
Melbourne Water

Our Organisation

Melbourne Water makes a vital contribution to the famous Melbourne lifestyle through the supply of high quality water, reliable sewerage services, integrated drainage systems, flood prevention and by enhancing our waterways and land community use to achieve our vision of Enhancing Life and Liveability. Reporting to the HR Services Manager you will have the opportunity to make a difference and contribute to a positive work environment; one where people can learn and perform to their full potential.

The Role

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Payroll superstar to join our newly formed HR services team and to seamlessly fit into the hardworking and fun culture that is currently embraced.

As the Payroll Advisor, you will provide end to end full function payroll services using Chris21 and Kronos for 800+ employees. You will play an integral part of streamlining processes and improving inefficiencies where necessary. We are looking for a candidate that stands out and wants to go above and beyond their duties to prove their current capability, which they can further build around and grow within the business.  Your payroll experience, customer focus, and passion for process improvement will see you succeed in this role.

The payroll team sits within the HR Services team which is part of the People Services and Systems center of excellence within People and Capability.  This provides you with exposure to using modern HR technology, being involved in working groups for broader HR projects with innovative and future focused initiatives.

The role will report to Roni Azzopardi, our HR Services Manager, who has a strong background in payroll and leads a highly collaborative team who share common visions and goals, and challenge and support each other to achieve outstanding results. 

Working at Melbourne Water

You will be part of a talented, passionate team dedicated to enhancing liveability in Melbourne and beyond. You’ll do truly meaningful work in a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your individual talents.

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

Flexible Working

Melbourne Water is committed to flexible working, offering a variety of flexible arrangements to suit you and us, understanding that our customers business benefit from enabling employees to achieve balance in work and life.


Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Melbourne Water a great place to work.  We are committed to creating a workforce which reflects the  diverse customers and communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone including Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander people, women, people with a disability, mature age job seekers and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Competent skills in end to end payroll processing, preparation and data entry.
  • 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.
  • Solutions focused, with an ability to identify and improve process and system inefficiencies.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of payroll and personnel matters.
  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills

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

For more information, please visit the Melbourne Water website on

How to apply

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

Closing date: 7 November at 11:55pm AEST