Payroll Officer

MCG creates, producers and presents world class theatrical experiences, Join us in a collaborative, dynamic fast paced workplace.

The Finance Department is responsible for delivering an integrated, sustainable, and high-quality accounting and reporting service to the Michael Cassel Group and its investors in respect of all the Companys activities. 

The Payroll Officer will be responsible for accurate and compliant payroll transactions and payments for each production and the Michael Cassel Group corporate payroll. The Payroll Officer shall work closely with the Production Accountants, Group Reporting and Compliance Analyst, Assistant Accountant, Finance Administrator and Company Management and Production teams. 

Key Functions Include:

  • Weekly pay runs on theatrical productions and fortnightly pay runs on MCG corporate payroll;
  • End to end payroll processing using Sage micro pay (Cloud), Connx and HR Onboarding software;
  • Review, check, process and reconcile the weekly payroll file; 
  • Import EFT files to Westpac and ensuring pays are approved and released by cut-off;
  • Prepare all State tax obligations including PAYG tax, Payroll tax, Superannuation Guarantee contributions;
  • Assist in the reporting and administration of Workers Compensation claims;
  • Process new and terminating employee's information; 
  • Ensure timely delivery of pay slips and STP reporting to the ATO;
  • Manage leave entitlements and payments;
  • Liaise with ATO on any issues;
  • Assist with month-end reporting as required;
  • Answer general payroll enquiries and payroll issues as requested;
  • Maintain and update Employee personnel record maintenance/ employee master files;
  • Work closely with Director, People and Culture on employment matters;
  • Maintain an audit trail for all work undertaken and liaise with auditors as directed; and 
  • Other duties as directed.


  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Meet with internal stakeholders on a regular basis; 
  • Work collaboratively and willingly in a small team that is all hands-on deck.
  • Work to Companys policies.
  • Reflect the Companys culture and brand with external partners and stakeholders by functioning in a manner which is collaborative, contemporary, innovative, ambitious and, importantly with flair.
  • Solid computer skills including, Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Relevant Payroll Certification, and/or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with Sage micro pay essential. 


  • Minimum 3 years successful payroll experience in a commercial environment.
  • Knowledge of general payroll practices, procedures, operations, and legislation.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Modern Awards for the Entertainment Industry, an advantage.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.


  • Meticulous attention to detail, numerical ability, and data entry skills.
  • Deadline focused.
  • Ability to investigate issues and find solutions.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a broader team.
  • Highest integrity in professional and personal life.

Michael Cassel Group invite Applicants to apply for the role of Payroll Officer.

Applications close FRIDAY 7 May 2021

26/04/2021 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 Accounting
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