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Payroll Officer

Apply now Job no: 498067
Work type: Max term - Full Time
Location: Sydney
Categories: Finance, People & Culture

  • Be responsible for accurate and timely delivery of our monthly payroll
  • Join a high performing and collaborative team environment
  • Hybrid working combining office-based and work from home

About Alinta Energy:

At Alinta Energy, we’re constantly striving to do better. Whether it’s lowering customers costs, providing world class local service or sustainable energy, our aim is to be better. And to keep getting better day after day. Better for our customers. Better for Australia. And better for our environment.

We’re a leading Australian utility with an owned and contracted generation portfolio of 3,000MW, over 1 million combined electricity and gas retail customers, and around 1,000 employees across Australia and New Zealand. Supplying energy in Australia for over 20 years, today we’re a vertically integrated energy company providing generation, retail and wholesale supply of gas and electricity across Australia. We support the development of renewable energy generation and offer local customer service through support hubs in Perth, Western Australia and Morwell in Victoria.

Our Culture:

It’s an exciting time to become a part of our growing team at Alinta Energy. Our people are our greatest asset and we’re committed to a culture that’s focussed on being better at providing great service externally and internally. An organisation where people truly matter. That’s better.

About the role:

We are looking for an experienced Payroll Ofiicer to join our Finance team on a 12-month fixed term role.  Reporting to the Payroll Manager, responsible for the accurate and timely processing of all monthly payroll tasks.


  • Maintain payroll operations and integrity through correct application of payroll policies and procedures
  • Ensure all payroll transactions are processed correctly and in a timely manner for payments to be made on time and to quality
  • Delivery of the end-to end processes including reconciliation of wages, superannuation, third party payments, leave liability and payroll tax reporting
  • Support any system and process improvements

Skills and experience:  

  • Significant experience in Payroll in a Shared Services Environment
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrated experience with end-to-end payroll processing
  • Detailed knowledge of payroll accounting and financial processes, policies and protocols, privacy and data governance
  • Current knowledge of payroll procedures and related laws
  • Intermediate and Advanced MS Excel and MS Word

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Payroll Officer who is looking to work in a small team in a supportive, welcoming and professional environment.  You will be a key member of the payroll team and work closely with People and Culture and other stakeholders in the business to provide payroll support and reporting.


  • Hybrid working arrangements for most roles, combining office-based and work from home
  • Staff energy discount Offer (where products are available)
  • Generous employee referral bonus
  • Salary Packaging options
  • Wellness programs including our Employee Assistance Program and free full access to the Headspace application
  • Paid community volunteer leave
  • Access to LinkedIn learning
  • Discount program for a range of products and services 
  • 14 weeks of fully paid parental leave
  • Company paid salary continuance insurance
  • Ability to purchase additional leave
  • Modern offices with free snacks, drinks and coffee

Let’s spread the positive energy together…

Alinta Energy is a Circle Back Initiative employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.

Please note that if your application progresses you will be required to complete background/pre-employment checks. These checks may include but are not limited to - right to work/immigration checks, reference checks, criminal background checks, checks, qualification checks and additional finance checks for finance related positions. Alinta Energy takes the safety and wellbeing of our people seriously. We require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be able to attend our workplaces.

How to apply:

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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