What you'll do

Role: Senior Payroll Officer NZ 
Location: Port Melbourne, Australia


At Specsavers, we know that to be your best and reach your full potential you need to work somewhere that will bring out your best. 
We pride ourselves on offering a workplace with a supportive, driven, flexible and inclusive culture which is why we’ve been accredited as a Great Place to Work for the last three years running, and listed as one of Australia’s Best Places to Work for 2023
Here’s a taste of just some of our perks: 

  • Quarterly bonus scheme
  • Two free pairs of glasses each year 
  • On-site free parking
  • Birthday leave, Volunteer leave and Paid Parental Leave
  • Health & Wellbeing programs 
  • Fully funded social club – provides a wide range of activities throughout the year

So, if you like the sound of working for a company that’s dedicated to improving the lives of both their staff and customers – we think you’d look good at Specsavers. 


The role & team
Our Payroll team plays an important role in the growth of Specsavers across Australia and New Zealand.  Due to a recent promotion, we are looking for a Senior Payroll Officer to join our exciting and fast paced Payroll team of seventeen on a 12-month basis. 


The Senior Payroll Officer will perform the end-to-end payroll function for New Zealand stores, ensuring accurate and timely payments, in accordance with taxation, legislation, and organisational policies and procedures.


We believe in adopting a hybrid approach to support our people and the future of work. When not working from an alternate location, the Senior Payroll Officer will be based at our support office in Port Melbourne.  
The skills we are looking for

  • 3+ years’ experience in a high-volume payroll environment
  • Sound knowledge of payroll processes, taxation, kiwisaver and employment legislation
  • Intermediate excel skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to determine priorities, meet deadlines and the ability to work under pressure
  • Possess a high level of attention to detail with sound analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written, verbal communication skills with the ability to build strong relationships and deal with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Previous experience in ADP Payforce is highly desirable


About Us
Specsavers are rated the market leader for eye tests, the retailer of choice for contact lenses and one of the fastest growing hearing providers in Australia and New Zealand. We are on a continual mission to transform eye and hearing health by eliminating preventable vision loss and blindness, including Glaucoma and Diabetes, through improved prevention and early detection, as well as providing accessible and affordable hearing care. 
At Specsavers we believe a diverse, inclusive, and flexible culture enables our people to bring their whole selves to work and be proud of doing so. When it comes to flexibility, we understand that one size doesn't fit all. Our flexible working at Specsavers enables us to work in ways that support our lifestyle to help us balance our career with the other important things in life.


Creating a great place to work for our people is pinnacle to us and along with our Behaviours is at the core of everything we do. We like to think it’s a fun and positive place to work – why not have a look for yourself https://join.specsavers.com/au/department/support-office/    
Applicants for the role are required to have current working rights as per, relevant government legislation.


Applications close 4th October 2023

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