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Payroll Officer

Hello. We’re Virgin Australia. And we’re back (in a big way).

We’re the airline that’s always done things a little different. Our way. The Virgin way. For us, flying is so much more than simply taking off and landing (although we understand that is quite important). It’s about going the extra mile, in the air and on the ground, to create authentic experiences that put our guests firmly at the heart of everything we do. 

Who we’re looking for:

As the Payroll Officer, you will be responsible for accurate and timely end-to end payroll transaction processing. Must have experience in high-volume and varied pay cycles. This is a fixed-term role until end of June 2023.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Timely and accurate processing of end-to-end payroll in Oracle.
  • Process new starters, terminations and redundancies.
  • Process varied pay cycles, including weekly, fortnightly and monthly.
  • Ensure payroll EFT payment deadlines are met.
  • Comply with procedures and policies.
  • Participate in EOY activities to ensure the company meets its taxation and legislative obligations.

You’ll be great in this role if you:

  • Demonstrated experience in a high-volume payroll environment of at least 2000 employees (minimum).
  • Ability to manage varied pay cycles.
  • Strong systems aptitude, Oracle experience would be highly regarded.
  • Skills using time and attendance systems, preferably Sabre and/or Geneva.
  • Ability to interpret complex Enterprise Agreements.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Team player.
  • High attention to detail and data accuracy.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Positive and resilient attitude.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced understanding of PAYG, superannuation, payroll tax, salary sacrifice and other deductions.
  • Qualifications in HR/Finance/Business (desirable).

What you’ll get from us:

We’re committed to looking after you, with some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry – including (but not limited to):

  • Heavily discounted air travel for you and your loved ones (including $1000 worth of travel credits per year)
  • Flexible working arrangements (including work hours and work from home)
  • Discounts on travel insurance, car hire, accommodation and experiences worldwide
  • Discounted Virgin Australia Lounge membership
  • Hospitality, retail, technology, beauty services and wellness discounts
  • Wellness support, including the betterme digital wellbeing platform
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Program, which offers confidential coaching and support from qualified professionals for all aspects of life – physical, mental, social and financial
  • Dress for Your Day – enjoy the freedom to wear whatever is appropriate for the type of work you do and the day you have ahead of you

Equality rules:

We’re all individuals. We love that. That’s why we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those from diverse cultural backgrounds, our friends in the LGBTQI+ community, and anyone else who wants to join our family.


The safety and security of our people, guests and operations come first. Always. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive ‘Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy’. In a nutshell, to work with us, you’ll need to comply with our (and the airport’s) rules and regulations. And be fully vaxxed.

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