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Payroll Technical Specialist
Site / Location
Melbourne Support Office
Ref #
Australia Post
Opening Date
Work Type
Permanent Full Time

Description & Requirements

Help us deliver like never before  

We’re looking for a Payroll Technical Specialist to join our diverse, talented and innovative digital technology team who together are helping our customers and communities build a better future. Together, we design, build and maintain products, services and experiences that Australian's love and trust, while delivering a sustainable future for Australia Post, and you could be part of that.  


We're empowered to deliver for our teams and to delight our customers. We provide an inclusive and supportive environment that nurtures talented people, trusts our teams to deliver their best, and leverages modern work practices and technologies. It's an unexpectedly dynamic and collaborative culture that feels more like a start-up than a 213-year old icon.  


What you’ll deliver with us

The SAP Payroll Technical Specialist sits within the Corporate Applications Technology team and will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of payroll testing activities. This includes the execution of parallel payroll testing, coordination of user acceptance testing (UAT), and the development of comprehensive test strategies and test cases. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with SAP payroll systems, particularly within the public sector, and a proven track record of successful test management.


The Payroll Technical Specialist is responsible for:

  • Develop and implement detailed test strategies and plans for SAP payroll systems, ensuring alignment with project objectives and compliance with public sector requirements. 
  • Lead parallel payroll testing efforts to validate the accuracy and functionality of the payroll system. 
  • Coordinate UAT activities, working closely with end-users to ensure tests are reflective of real-world scenarios and requirements. 
  • Write clear and concise test cases and scripts, and maintain documentation throughout the testing lifecycle. 
  • Utilize expertise in SAP payroll to provide insights and guidance on best practices, potential risks, and mitigation strategies. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including People and Culture, IT, and 
  • Finance, to ensure a holistic approach to payroll testing. 
  • Analyse test results, identify discrepancies, and drive resolution of issues prior to go-live. 
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer and training sessions for internal teams and stakeholders on SAP payroll testing processes and outcomes. 
  • Stay abreast of the latest developments in SAP payroll solutions and public sector regulations to ensure the organization's testing practices remain current and effective. 


You'll Need:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in test management, with a focus on SAP payroll systems. 
  • Strong understanding of public sector payroll requirements and regulations. 
  • Demonstrated experience in parallel payroll testing and UAT coordination. 
  • Proficiency in writing test strategies, test cases, and test scripts. 
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills. 
  • Experience with SAP Payroll ECC6 Public Sector solution
  • Experience with SuccessFactors, SAP S/4 Hana is desirable.



*Please note: Our Melbourne Support Office is relocating to 480 Swan Street, Richmond from June 2024. The custom-built space and its new workstations, social spaces, technology, other inclusions and amenities gives us the opportunity to support your ever-evolving ways of working.


Some things you’ll love about our new Melbourne Support Office:


  • The variety of workstation types created to help facilitate collaboration and individual work.
  • Technology enabled for hybrid working to support our people do their best work.
  • Our social spaces including wellness zone, communal lunch room, terraces and satellite café.
  • Our partnership with STREAT for our ground-floor café.
  • Carpark and end of trip facilities with lockers, bike parking, repair stations, showers and beauty services.
  • How we’ve embedded sustainability into our move and across the new development.
  • Our acknowledgement and celebration of indigenous culture in our new space.
  • Our new neighbourhood boasting nearby cafes, lunch-spots, parks, childcare and medical services.



We’re delivering together 

At Australia Post, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate, live and gather as employees. 

We believe our business should reflect the diverse communities we operate in and are proud to be an inclusive workplace for people from all walks of life. We encourage applications from people of all ages, genders and backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, People with Disability, LGBTQIA+ and Refugees. We are one of the largest organisations in Australia to successfully achieve Disability Confident Recruiter status. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process and workplace for those living with a disability and are committed to reviewing and removing bias in our processes to create a gender-equitable recruitment experience and workplace.  If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact our Diversity & Inclusion team on

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