Senior Payroll Accountant at Envato

Corporate Finance, Capital Management & Treasury, Melbourne / Australia & New Zealand melbourne finance
Posted 4 days ago

Impact to our community 

We are looking for a Senior Payroll Accountant to join our Finance team in a permanent full-time opportunity. Reporting to the Reporting & Compliance Manager, you will oversee the payroll operations as we move towards an outsourced model. You’ll work with the outsourced providers in AUS, US, & NZ to deliver the payroll each month and on associated compliance activities, such as payroll tax, superannuation and workers compensation, including year end activities and reconciliations.

Ideally you will have had experience with the implementation of the outsourced payroll model, including helping prepare & deliver appropriate communications and training, in addition to developing internal processes and controls to support and actively manage this relationship. Your strong stakeholder management experience will see you successfully act as a liaison between the outsourced provider and the key stakeholders within the business. 

In addition, you’ll complete all GL postings relating to payroll and complete reconciliations on a monthly basis for all payroll Balance Sheet accounts, maintain long service leave accrual calculation, and provide assistance to FP&A team to support variance analysis and forecasting in relation to payroll costs and provide payroll related reports and analysis as required.

This is a varied role where you’ll also be the key point of contact for all employee queries on payroll matters and maintain regular communications with our payroll officer in Mexico and assist with integration of policy & procedures. A process improvement mindset and collaborative approach whilst adhering to deadlines will see you succeed in this role.


Our expectations 

  • 5+ years of experience in a payroll function, ideally a global company 
  • Experience working with an outsourced payroll provider highly regarded 
  • Experience of bookkeeping/financial accounting/financial planning & analysis 
  • Experience of international payroll services (especially US or New Zealand)
  • Experience of systems implementation and/or moving from an in-house to outsourced payroll 
  • Accounting qualification, or equivalent  
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and a fast paced environment
  • Ability to critically review processes to identify inefficiencies and find improvements
  • Strong Excel skills (pivot tables, VLookup etc essential) 
  • Basic understanding of accounting principles and some GL/bookkeeping experience
  • Flexibility and willingness to undertake tasks not directly related to payroll
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent communication (both oral and written) and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to solve problems
  • Previous experience of working in tech/online/high growth businesses highly regarded