NZPPA Awards – Acknowledging Our Payroll Hero’s

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Payroll professionals manage one of most important business critical activities, being the payment of wages to employees on time and correctly. This activity also accounts for one of the largest costs a business has, being labour cost.

To do this the payroll professional has to know all of the current legislation that applies to the work they do, the agreed terms and conditions of employment they pay employees under and how to use their payroll system and processes around it.

They do this within defined timeframes, usually isolated without other parts of business understanding what they actually do and with little help and support. BUT every pay they work hard to ensure all staff are paid, questions are answered, reports are completed and paperwork filed.

Payroll Professionals are the true back office hero's!

Why have awards for Payroll?

The purpose of the NZPPA Awards is for highlighting the exceptional work payroll professionals do for their business and for the payroll industry in general.

Many payroll professionals never get any recognition for the additional work and effort they do on top of the work they do in payroll.

NZPPA wants businesses and the wider payroll industry to recognise this work so we can all be proud of the work payroll professionals do.

The NZPPA Awards is an annual event and covers three distinct groups within the payroll industry:

  • Payroll Practitioner of the Year*
  • Payroll Team of the Year*
  • Payroll Supplier of the Year**

The Payroll Practitioner of the Year award is for an exceptional performer that has gone above and beyond in their role as a payroll professional to assist their business, or employees they pay or even in developing the payroll industry.

The Payroll Team of the Yearaward is for a combined payroll team that together has exceptionally performed for their business, achieving a business outcome (productivity, cost savings, project etc.). This has been achieved as a team.

The Payroll Supplier of the Yearaward is to highlight a payroll supplier that has provided exceptional service to a business, helped and assisted a payroll practitioner in their work to achieve an essential outcome or has provided payroll tools and functionality that aids payroll in regard to compliance, cost effectiveness or best practice.

NZPPA awards are presented every year as part of the NZPPA Annual Conference.

*Only NZPPA members can be nominated and be awarded this award.

**Any payroll supplier can be nominated but payroll suppliers that are NZPPA members cannot nominate their own business.

Awards Opening & When Awarded

Applications for NZPPA Awards open in September each year with nominations closing in late October. Winners are announced at the NZPPA Annual Payroll Conference held in November each year.

NZPPA Award Process

The nomination process for the NZPPA awards opens in September each year and the award process is detailed in this section.

The aim of the NZPPA awards is to celebrate the exceptional work payroll individuals, teams and payroll suppliers do within the New Zealand Payroll Industry.

There are three awards:

  • NZPPA Payroll Practitioner of the Year
  • NZPPA Payroll Team of the Year
  • NZPPA Payroll Supplier of the Year

Winners will receive:

NZPPA Payroll Practitioner of the Year

  • A framed award and trophy
  • NZPPA training vouchers to the value of $200
  • Prezzy card to the value of $250
  • Article in ePayroll

NZPPA Payroll Team of the Year

  • A framed award and trophy
  • NZPPA training vouchers to the value of $100 for each team member
  • Prezzy card to the value of $600
  • Article in ePayroll

NZPPA Payroll Supplier of the Year

  • A framed award and trophy
  • Article in ePayroll
  • Ability to use the award recognition in advertising for the next year

How to enter

NZPPA Awards are only open to NZPPA members.

*Except for the Payroll Supplier of the Year award that is open to any payroll supplier but voted for by NZPPA members.

Payroll Practitioner and Payroll Team Awards:

To apply for Payroll Practitioner and Payroll Team of the year awards applicants must provide the following:

  • Clearly state what award you are applying for (payroll practitioner or payroll team)
  • State in detail three reasons how exceptional work in payroll has been achieved, how it impacted on payroll, the business or employees.
  • Have the immediate manager of the payroll practitioner or team to endorse the award application.
  • Provide a photo of the individual or team (to be used on the NZPPA website and in ePayroll).
  • Send your application via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Payroll Supplier of the Year Award

Voting for the payroll supplier of the year award can be made by any current NZPPA member.

*Payroll suppliers and their staff that are NZPPA members cannot vote for this award

To vote you must provide the following:

  • The name of the payroll supplier you are voting for
  • State in detail why this payroll supplier should be nominated based on any of the following: exceptional service to a business, helped and assisted a payroll practitioner in their work to achieve an essential outcome or has provided payroll tools and functionality that aids payroll in regard to compliance, cost effectiveness or functionality.
  • Send your application via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A NZPPA judging committee will assess all applications made.

Awards Opening & When Awarded

Applications for any of the awards will be accepted from the first week of August and closes on the last working day in October each year.

NZPPA awards are presented at the NZPPA Annual Conference held in the frist week of November each year.