Senior Payroll Project Specialist

Be the subject matter expert on a key SEEK project, Join a collaborative and high calibre team, Enjoy the benefits of SEEK's award-winning culture.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager HRIS & Payroll, the Senior Payroll Project Specialist is the Payroll Subject Matter Expert (SME) for our Payroll Systems project and will lead the change management. This project is focussed on replacing our current payroll system which is being expired by the vendor. The role is pivotal in the successful implementation of the new payroll system. 

In this role you may also be required to step into BAU activities during certain phases of the project, or for other coverage reasons such as team members' leave. 

This a 12 month fixed-term contract.

Specific responsibilities include:

Payroll Project:

  • Quickly and thoroughly understand current state and provide support around technical and other queries
  • Participate in design, build, testing and rollout of the system
  • Create revised payroll guidelines, procedures, and processes
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Change management
  • Assist with project documentation


  • Assisting with end-to-end payroll services such as payroll processing and other BAU activities during some phases of the project and/or leave coverage
  • Providing feedback and suggestions for BAU opportunities

So what are we looking for

  • Exposure to Payroll Systems implementations and/or implementing improvements
  • 15+ years' end-to-end Payroll experience
  • Strong skills in planning, prioritizing and organizing
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships and influence
  • Change management and stakeholder engagement experience

About SEEK

SEEKs portfolio of diverse businesses make a positive impact on a truly global scale. Our unified purpose helps people live more fulfilling and productive working lives and helps organisations succeed. We create world-class technology solutions to connect more people to relevant employment, education, small business and volunteer opportunities.

We have a culture of high-performance in our workplaces and celebrate the diversity of our employees who contribute to the success of our organisation.

Our Culture

At SEEK we really value our culture and the way we work together to get stuff done. You will work among a group of hard-working, fun and caring people who will support you to have a successful and fulfilling career at SEEK. We are dedicated to fostering a work environment where people feel that they're making a difference every single day and we're proud of that!

The Perks and Benefits

  • Support of flexible working (note that all Australia-based SEEK employees are currently working remotely due to COVID-19)
  • SEEKer support and access to well-being initiatives
  • Outstanding company culture and a great team

27/07/2020 $0 CBD & Inner Suburbs 1 Accounting
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