Payroll Compliance Specialist at Employment Hero

Information Technology and Services, Full-time, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia sydney full-time
Posted a month ago

Employment Hero is one of Australia's fastest-growing tech companies. Our world-class software is the easiest way for small to medium-sized businesses to manage HR, payroll, employee engagement, and benefits. Having expanded globally in late 2020 we will continue to grow rapidly in 2021 and beyond.

We believe in distributed employment and take a ‘Remote First’ approach with our team. We don’t mind if you live in Broome, Bendigo or Bondi, if you’ve got the skills for the role and the passion for our mission then we want to hear from you.

Due to our expansion, we’re seeking a Payroll Specialist to join our Australian team. As the Payroll Specialist, you will be the subject matter expert to ensure Employment Hero customers, partners and internal stakeholders have the knowledge to understand, implement and process payroll in the Australian industry. The Payroll Specialists are our go-to authorities on Australian payroll industry standards and can quickly adapt to changes in technology and regulations.

Employment Hero celebrates diverse perspectives and experiences, we invite people of all backgrounds and identities to apply for this position.


  • Assume responsibility for ensuring the compliance of the business with Australian state and industry legislations in the Payroll industry
  • Keep up-to-date with changes in the payroll industry, including updates from the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Australian Tax Office
  • Ensure customer requirements are captured accurately, and perform analysis of awards, enterprise agreements (EA) and variations subject to approval
  • Ability to break down complex Payroll legislation into simple and discrete concepts for internal stakeholders.
  • Monitor industry trends and changes to influence and ensure our product is updated accordingly
  • Assist with troubleshooting client queries, and coordinate with internal teams for successful delivery


  • Knowledge of different payroll systems
  • Have a deep knowledge of current legislative Australian payroll requirements
  • Problem solver and easily adapts to changing priorities
  • High level of written and verbal communication


  • Self, health, wealth and happiness programs
  • Remote-first and flexible working arrangements
  • Our Sydney office is dog friendly and remains open for team meetings, collaboration days and those who need a day away from their home office (we are a COVID-safe workspace for those who choose to use it!)
  • A generous budget to spend on setting up your home office (if you need a desk, chair, screen? You name it!)
  • We set you up for success with the latest and greatest hardware, tools and tech
  • Continuing education / post-graduate assistance program
  • Virtual yoga classes
  • Weekly virtual happy-hour and social events to get to know your new colleagues
  • Quarterly & yearly team celebrations
  • Access to the EH Employee Benefits Program and Hero Rewards Shop, of course!

Why join Employment Hero?

* Raised $45M Series D round led by Seek 2021

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2020, ranked #42 in Australia

* LinkedIn Top 10 Startups 2020

* Raised $22M Series C round led by Seek July 2019

* Raised $8 mill series B round led by Seek and OneVentures

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2019, ranked #20 in Australia

* GetApp Category Leader Q1 2019

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2018, ranked #12 in Australia

* HRD Gold Medalist - Human Capital Management Systems 2018

* HRD Gold Medalist - Rewards and Recognition Service Provider 2018

* HRD Rewards and Recognition Employer of Choice 2018

* LinkedIn Top 25 Startups 2018

* EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Finalist 2018

* Dynamic Business Top 10 Entrepreneurs, our CEO Ben Thompson ranked #2

* BRW Most Innovative Companies 2015

* Anthill Smart 100 List 2015

* Startup Daily Top 50 Emerging Leaders 2015

* HRD Employer of Choice Award 2015

* Aon Hewitt Best Employers 2013