Payroll Manager

The Lost Dogs Home

Seeking experienced Payroll Manager to join our Finance team in North Melbourne.

  • Opportunity to work for a leading animal welfare charity
  • Bring your expert payroll knowledge to this role
  • Part time position, 6 day fortnight
Payroll Manager  - Part time
About Us

The Lost Dogs’ Home cares for over 20,000 lost and abandoned dogs and cats every year and is Australia’s largest animal shelter. We provide a wide range of animal welfare and community programs and services.  We are a voice for Australia’s unwanted, stray, and lost dogs and cats.  The Lost Dogs’ Home plays a crucial role in the promotion of responsible pet ownership programs and we are a leader in our community helping re-home abandoned and stray animals with our successful foster and adoption programs.
The Role

The Payroll Manager will work collaboratively with the Chief Financial Officer, the Finance Manager and other key stakeholders ensuring quality service delivery across our organisation.  This role will be responsible for running the fortnightly payroll system, including refining the reporting capabilities of the system. It will also support the enhancement of the rostering system, which will include training and mentoring line managers in best practise use of the system.
The key responsibilities of this role are:
  • Ensure the accurate and timely preparation and processing of payments to staff as per the employment contract, EBA Award or legislative requirements.
  • Maintain the accuracy of pay records, and ensure that all leave requests are processed and approved in accordance with company policy
  • Ensure employee calculations (eg terminations) are accurate and processed correctly
  • Provide and excellent level of service to all internal clients, including resolving payroll queries in a timely manner
  • Support the Finance department with Payroll projects
  • Provide support to managers and users of our rostering and attendance system
  • Prepare, balance and reconcile PAYG tax and assist the Finance department to reconcile FBT, superannuation and payment summaries
You will have:
  • Strong proven experience as a payroll specialist with extensive experience with payroll & rostering systems
  • Excellent technical knowledge & high levels of attention to detail
  • Prior experience with Technology One is highly desirable
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Relevant qualifications or evidence of relevant equivalent experience & knowledge
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to anticipate clients’ needs
  • Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships
What you will get in return
  • The opportunity to work for an organisation which gives back to the community
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounts at our private Veterinary Clinic Frank Samways
  • A supportive & friendly work environment surrounded by animals! 
How to Apply
If you are an experienced Payroll Manager looking for your next challenge, we would love to hear from you. Apply now, ensuring you have included a copy of your most recent cover letter & resume. If you have any questions regarding this role, please email

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The successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete background screening checks. 
The Lost Dogs’ Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.