Payroll Specialist

Last updated 3 days ago
Location:Wellington
Job Type:Full Time

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive.

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

What we are looking for:

In this role you’ll be very popular as you make sure Xero's get paid!

Due to an internal promotion within the team, we are looking for an exceptional Payroll Specialist to join our global Pay team! Considered a payroll expert, you will have experience working in a large scale payroll environment. In addition you’ll have an understanding of General Ledger systems including payroll journals. Experience with NetSuite, or a similar cloud based payroll system is an advantage.

What you’ll do:
The Payroll Specialist is part of the Wellington based Finance Team which undertakes the finance function for all of Xero’s worldwide operations. The Pay Team, within the wider Finance Team, is a global shared service.

You will be part of the team responsible for the efficient and accurate processing of end-to-end payroll for APAC and EMEA.

The payroll systems currently used is Netsuite Infinet Cloud, which has data integrations to Netsuite ERP and Workday HRIS. We also use Slack for communication and Zendesk for customer service. Xero also uses third party payroll providers for certain smaller payrolls in new markets.

What you’ll bring:
  • Prior experience with NZ, AU or UK payroll for a medium to large company
  • Knowledge of workplace, payroll and tax legislation
  • Experience with a cloud based payroll system (we currently use Netsuite Infinet Cloud, WorkDay and Zendesk) is an advantage
  • Ability to multi-task and ability to be organised
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong time management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Why Xero?
Working at Xero will provide you with a diverse and inclusive environment alongside people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you to have fun while you do the best work of your life. We are a place where personal development, innovation, and change are not only inspired but also celebrated. We value our people and want them to enjoy and take pride in their work.

We’re very supportive of flexible working arrangements and offer a competitive remuneration package including shares and life insurance, in addition to your base salary. We have a culture we’re proud of. Whether you're after a workplace with a social vibe, or a workplace which understands your family is priority - Xero is all of that and more.

Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position.