Accounting & Finance 2 Banner
Roles We Recruit > Accounting & Finance > Payroll

Payroll Jobs & Recruitment

Common job titles: Payroll Administrator, Payroll Clerk, Payroller, Payroll Officer, Payroll Specialist

We've been helping New Zealand's Payrollers find jobs throughout Auckland and Wellington's Accounting & Finance industry for more than 20 years. If you're a Payroll superstar or a manager looking for one, we'd love to hear from you.

Entry requirements

A Payroll Officer will need to have current knowledge of New Zealand’s employment law, such as the Holidays Act, and tax legislation. Previous experience in accounting software is often a requirement and some clients will seek candidates with specific knowledge in particular software. An excellent Payroll Clerk/Officer will also need attention to detail and high levels of accuracy.

Sought after candidates will have advanced experience in Microsoft Excel and the ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and process payroll timely.

Salary range

  • Junior - experienced: $50,000 - $70,000
  • Senior: $65,000 - $85,000​

What could you be doing?

A Payroll Officer may work closely with the Human Resources department or, depending on the size of the business, might be sole-charge. Payroll Officers typically report to either the Payroll Manager or Financial Controller and look after the complete payroll function including the responsibility for paying salaries and wages. As a Payroll Officer you may do any of the following:

  • Process pay runs
  • Calculate staff deductions
  • Enter and check staff timesheets
  • Assist with audits
  • Forward information to government departments, ensuring the organisation complies with the law
  • Assist with payroll calculations and advisory
  • Assist with payroll budgets and forecasts
  • Keep staff records up to date and other ad-hoc administration work


After several years working as a Payroll Clerk, you may expect to move into a senior Payroll role or a management position. 

  • Payroll Manager

Who makes a great Payroller?

People with one or more years’ experience in Payroll but more importantly, enthusiastic professionals who are excellent communicators, have a keen eye for detail, and the ability to juggle workloads and deadlines without breaking a sweat. If that sounds familiar, we’d love to hear from you!

Why choose Parker Bridge to help?

Whether you’re looking for the chance to move your career forward or to hire a fantastic Payroller, we are global experts in accounting recruitment. 


We have a constant demand for experienced Payrollers for a range of different jobs throughout Auckland & Wellington. We also have some of the best hourly rates and salary packages on offer and, as specialists in Accounting & Finance recruitment, we work with some of the best employers. If you’re looking for your chance to work in either of New Zealand's most beautiful cities, look no further.


With more than two decades of experience, we have established ourselves as one of the most successful commercial accounting & finance recruitment partners because we understand the challenges businesses face in today's constantly shifting environment. Most of these challenges can be overcome with the right talent in the right roles and it is our objective to assist our clients to best these challenges through bespoke and dependable recruitment solutions.

What's next?

Let us know you're in the market for a new Payroll job or employee by completing the form on this page.

While we have your attention

Download our free CV or Job Description Templates below.