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Senior Payroll Officer

Beon, CitiPower, Powercor & United Energy

Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


About us:

CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy own and operate the electricity distribution networks servicing 1.9 million customers located across 65% of Victoria. These customers include large numbers of households as well as commercial and industrial businesses, world class arts, health and sporting precincts, popular tourism regions and the biggest infrastructure projects in Victoria.

We provide reliable, safe and affordable electricity and our businesses are independently rated as the best in the country for their efficiency. Sustaining this is all the more critical and challenging as greater electrification of homes, fleets and industries becomes a core strategy for reducing carbon emissions and addressing climate change.

About the role:

The Senior Payroll Officer supports the Payroll Manager in ensuring the company’s payroll function offers exceptional service delivery, with a strong focus on the day to day activities of the team, including managing and prioritising workload. The position is responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely processing of payroll activities for CitiPower, Powercor, United Energy, Energy Solutions and BAS.

What you’ll deliver:

  • Ensure that payroll is processed accurately on a fortnightly and monthly basis for approximately 2,600 employees.
  • Respond to a variety of employee payroll queries received through the Payroll Portal (Service Now) and via the Group Payroll Inbox.
  • Prepare and remit monthly and annual payroll tax payments to the various State Revenue Offices.
  • Prepare monthly and annual reconciliations.
  • Interpret and advise stakeholders on various Awards, Enterprise Agreements and HR Policies, as they relate to payroll.
  • Proactively identify system improvements and manage such improvements through to implementation.
  • Perform end user acceptance testing for Payroll system changes.
  • Develop system documentation and standards to support payroll processes.

To succeed in the role you’ll have:

  • Significant experience working as part of an end to end payroll function.
  • Experience in interpreting Enterprise Agreements, as they relate to payroll.
  • In-depth understanding of payroll processing and payroll legal obligations (STP, super stream etc).
  • Working knowledge of SAP applications as they relate to payroll (essential), along with Success Factors (preferred).
  • Strong problem solving and data analysis capabilities, including intermediate to advanced MS Excel.
  • Tertiary qualification in commerce, business, or a related discipline (preferred).

Your career with us:

We have a diversity of teams across our business, all contributing to great customer and community outcomes. Our people are our most important asset, and we continually invest in nurturing their capability.

We proudly strive to provide a safe, inclusive and sustainable environment where all our people feel respected, valued and supported to bring their whole selves to work and be the best they can be.

With an embedded Inclusion & Diversity Strategy and initiatives like our Women in Power networking group, and Sparkle, our LGBTIQ+ allies pride network, we’re committed to equal opportunities for all employees.

We are proud to be recognised as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for all women. Click here to check out our benefits.

Our greatest priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our people and the communities we operate within. This includes their physical safety – ensuring everyone gets home safely everyday – as well as their psychological safety, by ensuring everyone has the resources and support needed to achieve a work-life balance and be the best they can be.

What’s next?

If you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily check every box, or would like to discuss a different or flexible way of working, please still get in touch with us at

Please submit your application via our careers website by 21 March 2023. For the full Position Description, reach out to Luke Castro from the Talent Team at

We encourage applications from all communities; people of all ages, nationalities, abilities, and cultures, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability.

If you require adjustments as part of the recruitment process to accommodate your needs, please don’t hesitate to discuss these with us.

OUR VALUES: Live safely, Be Customer and Community Minded, Succeed Together, Be The Best You Can Be, Improve Our Business