Payroll Officer

  • Dandenong South VIC 3175, Australia
  • Full-time
  • Sub-Type of Employment: Not Applicable

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 55,000 staff across a network of more than 1000 independent companies in over 50 countries and operating more than 900 laboratories. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialised clinical diagnostics testing. In 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 5.4 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

This Payroll Officer position is an integral part of the dedicated payroll team for Eurofins in Australia and New Zealand. Reporting to the Payroll Manager, the position will hold varied payroll processing and reporting responsibilities for several small to medium size legal entities across Australia and New Zealand. A key focus of this role will be to will support employees and management by ensuring accurate and reliable payroll, time and attendance management, record keeping, and leave planning.

Eurofins is a rapidly growing group of companies, and we are looking for candidates with the potential to grow into this position in line with our growth in the region, but already have quality payroll experience and are interested further enhancing our payroll practices.

The primary duties and responsibilites of the position include: 

  • Timely and accurate processing of end to end fortnightly payroll for multiple legal entities in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Supervise and manage time and attendance system.
  • Process all new starters, terminations and variations to employee’s terms and conditions in a timely manner.
  • Accurate calculation of back pays and long service leave entitlement.
  • Prepare, distribute and file payroll reports in an organized and timely manner.
  • Prepare accurate monthly and annual payroll tax calculation.
  • Prepare and complete monthly superannuation lodgment.
  • Process workers compensation payments and reconciliation.
  • Prepare and complete other regulatory requirements e.g. CSA.
  • Maintain systematic employee personnel files and all payroll records.
  • Support the Payroll Manager to monitor and improve the efficiency of the payroll system and procedures.
  • Communicate payroll changes and provide assistance to managers in all payroll aspects.
  • Liaise with local finance team (Accountants, AP, AR and Purchasing) and HR team.


As an important role within Eurofins, the following selection criteria is required:

  • 4+ years Australian payroll experience is essential.
  • Working knowledge with ADP Payforce is essential.
  • Working knowledge of EBA’s and various industry awards.
  • Exposure to New Zealand payroll is preferable.
  • Mitrefinch (Time and Attendance System) experience preferable.
  • Strong numeracy and financial skills.
  • Demonstrated high level of proficiency with MS office including Excel.
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Hands on attitude and eager to learn with great attention to details.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Additional Information

Indicative gross annual salary $70,000 - $75,000 + Superannuation (11.5%)

All candidate CV's and cover letter's will be reviewed, however please note that we are not always able to respond to every expression of interest submitted.  

This opportunity is only open to candidates who are eligible to work in Australia/New Zealand, and already have work rights or an appropriate working visa.

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