First listed on: 30 March 2023

Payroll Officer


City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work.  Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.

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Job Description

As Payroll Officer you are responsible for preparing and processing the fortnightly payroll for approximately 1050 employees, ensuring that Council meets its obligations in relation to Superannuation contributions, Taxation, Accident Compensation. You will also provide quality solutions to employee service needs, with the application of accurate advice and problem solving when responding to enquiries and interpret and apply Council's Enterprise Agreement, relevant Awards, Statutory requirements and Council policies and procedures with ongoing support from the Payroll Coordinator. Within this customer focused payroll position you will provide effective and responsive service to internal and external customers in order to facilitate positive customer relations.

Using your investigative skills and can do nature you will also contribute to the organisation’s business improvement program by identifying and implementing customer service and payroll administration improvement initiatives

Some key day to day tasks include:

  • Answering the payroll inbox email queries in a timely & accurate manner 
  • Ensure all data is entered and ready for running the two fortnightly pay runs
  • Assisting the Payroll Coordinator in updating the Aurion system and being involved in key projects 
  • Ensure Tax, Super and Deductions are paid in accordance with the legislative guidelines
  • Work with key stakeholders on improvements to processing of payroll related forms

This is a permanent full time position with an annual salary range of $77,454 - $88,808 per annum + 10.5 % superannuation and a monthly accrued day off.

This is a hybrid role which means you can work both from home and within the office. When on site you are based within our bright, modern and sustainable 311 Glenferrie Road office on the corner of High Street and Glenferrie Road in Malvern where boutique stores, cafes and health clubs are in abundance. From the office you can easily walk to Malvern Gardens, High Street Armadale or Glenferrie Road. Malvern and Armadale Train Station are a short walk away and tram stops are out the front of the building.

Desired Skills and Experience

To succeed in this position you will need:

  • Excellent time management, organisational and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with personal and sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • High level computer skills with the ability to learn and use emerging software applications with previous experience using similar payroll and accounting systems.
  • Ability and desire to provide support and assistance to team members and positively contribute to the team culture 
  • High level customer service experience and well developed interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to provide effective communication at all levels
  • Flexibility in approach to work practices, with the ability to adapt and adopt change in a dynamic and demanding environment
  • Relevant qualification and/or substantial relevant experience working as a Payroll Officer or similar

Work for Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.  


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Jenni Connell - Payroll Coordinator at

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

We are no longer using Position Descriptions or Key Selection Criteria. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you can ‘deliver’ the aspects of the role and that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’. These are the top two sections in the Success Profile. You do not need to have a heading of each point or address each point individually. Recommended no more than 2 pages for your cover letter.

We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

Successful candidates will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination.

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