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Want to be a part of a team that works together, supports each other and makes a difference every day?

At Sunwater, you'll find a workplace driven by passion, dedication and a shared commitment to excellence. Our success is built on the hard work of our employees, united in their mission to provide the best outcomes for our customers. Here, work, water and life go hand in hand.

We care deeply about our employees and strive to create a culture that values and supports each individual. Our inclusive culture allows everyone to bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the table, leading to better solutions and outcomes. Sunwater offers a unique opportunity to make a significant impact while enjoying a fulfilling career.

Join us to deliver water for prosperity.

Job Overview

  • Work type:

    Full Time

  • Location:


  • Job type:

    Administration & Office Support, Human Resources

  • Applications close:

    E. Australia Standard Time

Senior Payroll Advisor

What makes Sunwater an exceptional workplace?

We are dedicated to providing our employees with a dynamic and secure work atmosphere, accompanied by an array of attractive benefits including:

  • Base salary starting from $118,835.45 + super
  • 12.75% superannuation
  • Access to Banked Time and TOIL
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Hybrid work environment with a genuine emphasis on work/life balance
  • Access to Sunwater's MyBenefits hosted by Reward Gateway


The role

Managing a team of two, you will lead the operation of Sunwater’s end to end payroll ensuring that system and legislative requirements, timeframes, service standards and business outcomes are met. Furthermore, you will support and advise key stakeholders in EA negotiations regarding software capability and system change.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring payroll is completed in the required timeframes
  • Timely completion of Year End reconciliations and reporting
  • Provision and coordination of high-level advice and support to Sunwater employees in relation to the interpretation and application of industrial legislation, polices and enterprise agreements to support quality client services
  • Manage payroll data governance and reporting
  • Work closely with the People and Change and Assurance teams to ensure that the payroll system reflects the correct interpretation and application of Industrial Agreements
  • Compliance with audit processes and internal control framework as it relates to payroll services
  • Managing and developing Payroll & HRIS systems, including advanced functionality, to improve and automate business processes.


About you

Having demonstrable experience in managing and developing Payroll & HRIS systems, you will also have recent experience in supporting and advising key stakeholders in EA negotiation and implementation. You will have well developed practical experience in leading a team in the delivery of end-to-end payroll services.

In addition, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • In depth working experience of payroll systems
  • Ability to effectively develop and maintain strong client relationships, with a proven ability to work autonomously and/or as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to undertake a range of HRIS projects and deliver high-quality innovative solutions to complex issues
  • High attention to detail and ability to work autonomously



We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are seeking flexibility in their work arrangements. We understand the importance of work-life balance and value the diverse perspectives and experiences that individuals with flexible working needs bring to our team. Whether you are looking for part-time or other flexible arrangements, we are committed to exploring possibilities that accommodate your needs whilst ensuring successful outcomes for Sunwater. Please feel free to discuss your desired flexibility during the application process, and we will strive to create a mutually beneficial work arrangement.

For further information visit www.sunwater.com.au

Sunwater acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first peoples of this country and Traditional Custodians of the land and water we rely on. We respect and value their continued sacred connection to Country, including the diverse, rich traditions, languages and customs that are the longest living in the world.  We acknowledge their resilience in the face of significant and ongoing historical, cultural, and political change within Australia. We recognise and value the importance of truth-telling today, and our role to listen and learn.

Please note that our recruitment process involves verifying references, conducting psychometric testing, performing background checks, and conducting a pre-employment medical evaluation.

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