Payroll Officer

Job No: WHS79
Location: Woolloomooloo

We are currently looking for an experienced Payroll Officer to be responsible for the preparation and completion of the end to end payroll as well as adhoc Office Management

  • Work with a growing retailer and renowned iconic international brand
  • Fast paced, contemporary working environment in a great city edge location
  • Attractive Remuneration Package 

About the Company:

WHSmith is a historic British retailer focusing on news, books and convenience, and is a renowned, competitive leader in the travel market worldwide. Our Australian operations, under which 7 brands currently operate, are rapidly expanding and since WHSmith is expected to continue this growth, we are looking for an experienced Payroll and Office Manager to join us on this journey. 

About the Role:

Reporting to the Finance Manager, in this role you will be responsible for both the preparation and completion of the end to end payroll function for the business on a timely basis, including reconciliation of related balance sheet ledgers. Payroll is a stand-alone function and requires a specialist who is self-motivated and highly organised. This role also acts as the office manager for our support office.

 Role and Responsibilities:


  • Manage, prepare and submit fortnightly pay runs to external payroll provider
  • Submission of PAYG, Payroll Tax, Superannuation and FBT returns and ensure compliance with the ATO
  • Manage payroll elements of employee life-cycle
  • Dealing with all aspects of payroll enquiries (including workers compensation, wages reconciliation)
  • Preparation and posting of all payroll related journals
  • Assist in month end reporting including balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assist in process improvement for the payroll function

Office Management

  • Management of travel bookings approvals
  • Management of the travel budget
  • Facilities management for the support office
  • Scheduling adhoc meetings as required
  • Calendar management and meeting bookings for visiting business leaders as required
  • Some admin support to the directors of the business
  • Administration of the L&D system

Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum five years’ experience in payroll
  • Experience in modern award interpretation
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Attention to detail, strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Ability to multitask and work to deadlines
  • Proficient Microsoft Office (Excel) skills
  • Strong team player

Join our rapidly expanding team, and make your mark on the company's success! Please apply by clicking the "apply for this job" link below with your CV and a covering letter directly addressing how you meet the skills and experience listed above, as well as your salary expectations.

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