Senior Payroll Officer

Date: 9 Sep 2023

Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 8000 people in more than 50 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.


QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.

About the role:

As a valued member of the team, your role will report into the Financial Controller and will work closely with the Finance and HR team in Australia, as well as the group reward team. Duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Processing of payroll (up to 650 staff) on a monthly basis using MicroPay
  • Monthly reconciliations for leave, payroll, terminations, salary sacrifice, WorkCover, and payroll/group tax etc.
  • Administering and processing all disbursements/reimbursements
  • Collecting, calculating and entering data to maintain and update payroll information into accounting software
  • Support Finance and HR in the provision of employee related information and reports
  • Resolving and answering any payroll enquiries


This role can be based in our offices in Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide or Brisbane.

About you:

  • End-to-end payroll experience (MicroPay experience ideal)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build productive working relationships, both internal and external
  • Well-developed organisational skills, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively and consistently meet deadlines and use initiative


Applicants MUST be eligible to obtain an Australian Government security clearance.


Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Narica Chappel, Talent Acquisition Specialist via email;




Looking for an Employer with Benefits?


At QinetiQ, our competitive remuneration and benefits package supports your evolving needs throughout your career.   You’ll share in the company’s success, and be rewarded for your own. We’ll invest in your professional development and provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed.


Some of our benefits include:

  • Individual professional development fund
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning
  • Flexible work
  • Purchased leave program and loyalty leave
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • Annual incentive scheme
  • Complimentary salary continuance insurance
  • Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back
  • Relaxed dress code


As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers' advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work, meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan, we also encourage applications from women, veterans and First Nations people. 

QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates.