Payroll Officer

Date:  13 Jul 2024
Site:  VCCC (Parkville)


Company:  Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Unit:  Payroll Services
Division:  People And Culture
Department:  People And Culture
Enterprise Agreement:  Health and Allied Services, Managers and Administr
Payroll Services

At Peter Mac we aim to continuously improve cancer care, research and education across all cancers and for all people affected by cancer: changing lives, breaking new ground. Everything we do is underpinned by our core values, Excellence, Compassion and Innovation. Welcoming people from a wide variety of different backgrounds and experiences is critical to fostering innovation, cultivating compassion, attracting and retaining top talent and providing the best possible cancer care for our patients.



Full time opportunity for candidate looking to start or continue to develop their career in Australian payroll, builing an understanding of awards and enterprise agreement interpretation.


This is an exciting opportunity for a Permanent Full Time Payroll Officer to be part of a dynamic Payroll team and part of the People and Culture department at Peter Mac. The role is to provide timely and accurate delivery of payroll services to a workforce of 4,000 employees.


To be successful in this role, applicants should demonstrate the following:


  • An ability to understand the Australian payroll process

  • Payroll system experience using Success Factor would be looked on favourably

  • Ability to work as part of a cohesive payroll team, in a dynamic and fast paced environment

  • Exposure to interpreting multiple Awards and Enterprise Agreements

  • A high attention to detail and accuracy and the ability to prioritise work to meet critical processing time frames

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Health Industry experience is desirable


Applicants to this role should provide a covering letter outlining relative key skills and experience to assist us with our assessment. 

For further information about this opportunity, click Apply to be redirected to the Peter Mac Careers page where you can review the position summary. Alternatively, please contact us using the information below for a confidential discussion.


Hiring Manager: Heather De Blasio

Applications Close: 11:59pm, Thursday, 18th July 2024

Position Summary

To participate in the timely and accurate delivery of Payroll Services, including processing and interpretation of timesheets, variations of employment requests and leave forms, whilst maintaining excellent levels of customer service.

Enterprise Agreement

Health and Allied Services, Managers and Adminstrative Workers

Classification or Salary Range


Immunisation Risk Category

Immunisation Category C

Key Relationships

 Internal  Finance, People and Culture, Payroll and Peter Mac Employees and Managers
 External   Smart Salary and Government Authorities – ATO, Super Funds etc.




• Demonstrated SAP Payroll Processing experience (3-5 Years preferred)
• Responding to payroll enquiries with excellent customer service approach
• Experience in high volume payroll environment
• Teamwork: demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of high performance team
• Understands and demonstrates payroll function and need for timely and accurate processing, with a high attentional to detail and accuracy.

Desirable Requirements
• An excellence mindset and ability to adapt and perform in a high pressure operational environment
• Organised, analytical and problem solving with a focus on process improvement
• Trustworthy with an understanding of confidentiality of all employee data

Certifications, Licenses & Registrations

Key Accountabilities

 Key Accountabilities  Demonstrated by / Key Performance Indicators
 1. Team and Knowledge Leadership
  • Has an understanding of SAP Payroll, Health Awards and Salary Packaging requirements
  • Operates within the policies and procedures of the department
  • Operates effectively as a team member, and offers assistance to other staff
  • Builds a rapport with Peter Mac staff
  • Responds to payroll related enquiries to Peter Mac staff in a friendly and professional manner
 2. Payroll Management
  • Assists the Payroll Manager and Payroll Staff as required
 3. Payroll Operations
  • Accurate and timely processing of fortnightly timesheets, ensuring all outstanding tasks are completed within the given timeframes
  • Provide accurate and timely information to staff regarding pay queries
  • Creates/maintains accurate personnel records
  • General administrative duties/filing as required
  • Assists other Payroll staff as required
  • Salary Packaging requirements
 4. Service Delivery
  • Provides assistance to other Payroll staff to ensure service standards are met
  • Understands the sensitivity of Payroll related matters and ensures prompt action and confidentiality at all times

 5. Continuous Improvement

  • Participates in regular Payroll meetings where opportunities for improvement will be a permanent agenda item
  • Uses the Payroll Issues Register to raise issues and recommendations for improvement


Key Accountabilities (Contd..)



For further information about this opportunity, click Apply to be redirected to the Peter Mac Careers page where you can review the position profile. Alternatively, please contact us for a confidential discussion.



Peter Mac requires its staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this requirement.





  • Peter Mac offer a range of benefits which support our people both personally and professionally.

  • Our staff benefits include award winning facilities, professional development and events, a health and wellbeing program, flexible work practices and policies and financial benefits such as salary packaging.

  • We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with a disability.