Payroll Coordinator

Our Story

Owned and run by the Hemmes family for over 60 years and remaining true to our heritage, our aim is to bring a little magic into the everyday. We are constantly growing and pushing the boundaries in over 80+ venues to encapsulate a unique dining experience no matter where you go. Each space is carefully executed with the same attention to detail across a seemingly endless supply of inspired concepts, restaurants, bars, cafes, pubs, nightlife and retail.


The Role

We have an exciting full time opportunity for a Payroll Coordinator to join our People Experience team and the everchanging world of hospitality, working across a portfolio of some of Sydney's most iconic restaurants, bars and night spots including Establishment, The Newport, Coogee Pavilion, ivy and many more.


The primary purpose of this role is to support our business in the accurate and timely administration and processing of our weekly payroll of 2500+ employees. Experience with SAP-Employee Central Payroll and Kronos would be a bonus!


Critical to this role is excellent communication skills and a friendly manner. In our fast paced, ever-changing environment, we need someone that has the perfect balance of being a team player, initiative to get the job done, and the adaptability to work independently.


Key responsibilities will also include:


  • Regular, timely and accurate processing of the weekly payroll  
  • Review timecards for accuracy and completeness, flagging any errors or anomalies with the relevant managers
  • Assisting the Senior Payroll Advisor with completing additional weekly tasks e.g. backpays, terminations, system approvals, and reports to ensure the weekly payroll deadlines are met
  • Appropriate, efficient and on-brand communication to employees across the business, assisting and responding to queries by phone or email
  • Manage the payroll inbox and ensure responses are timely and accurate, escalate where required
  • Accurate data entry of tax and super information and assisting with data entry of new employee details where required
  • Regular checking of compliance with Visa, VEVO and RSA regulations
  • Running additional weekly and ad-hoc reporting


We’re after someone with an eye for detail, eager to learn who is highly organised and meticulous in ensuring work is delivered on time and accurately.


Whilst a couple of years’ experience in Payroll processing would be desirable this role could also suit a strong administrator with a desire to learn. We are pretty open minded with industry background, or hospitality or retail would be a great fit but not essential.


The Reward

In return, you will be provided with fantastic career development opportunities, a strong and supportive team environment and incredibly generous discounts and benefits – including free lunch in selected venues as well as discounts for you and friends when you’re not working.


If this sounds like the perfect role for you, please apply today by submitting your CV for review and we will be in touch.



Merivale is looking forward to a strong and bright future, this includes being a registered ‘COVIDsafe’ organisation. Keeping the health & safety of our guests and employees is at the forefront of how we operate, and under the directive of the Government, we will continue to maintain a ‘COVIDSAFE’ environment for all.


(Please note only suitable applicants that have the right to work in Australia will be contacted)

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