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Allison Polkinghorne

Payroll Manager

​Recently moving from the outback of the Northern Territory to the 'busyness' of Sydney, I have learnt that no matter what industry or environment, each business needs a backbone in order for succession - and that is a strong accounts department. 

My knowledge and experience working as a technical finance officer, payroll manager and assistant accountant for over 10 years, has taught me how to appreciate and manage the interdependencies between the many facets of a business from a perspective unique by working in the Payroll Manager’s chair.

My strongest and most appreciated skill is being able to coordinate and streamline accounting procedures to help the overall operations become more efficient. My experience working from a variety of industries will allow Top Shelf Recruitment to gain alternative views of improving business processes, financial procedures that will benefit both in and outside of the accounting/finance department to combat against the danger of “we’ve always done it this way”.

My role at Top Shelf Recruitment is not only to manage the entirety of the weekly payroll process but to also to streamline and reconcile month end to ensure that we are compliant with legislative standards. I pride myself on meeting deadlines and keeping accounting practices modern and proficient.

Please feel free to call or drop into the office and introduce yourself, I would love to hear from you and also be happy to discuss what myself and Top Shelf Recruitment can deliver to you to help improve your payroll, daily operational and financial processes.