This award recognises the payroll professional who is an exceptional performer and:

  • has gone above and beyond in their role as a payroll professional to assist the business,
  • the employees they pay
  • or even in developing the payroll industry

To provide this award in 2021 we combined payroll leader and payroll professional into the one category so there were 4 nominations that would be assessed for the Payroll Professional of the year 2021.

This year’s winner of the Payroll Professional of the Year 2021

Amit Narayan, Payroll Specialist for Fletcher Building

  • Amit has developed an internal training programme for all current and new starts into the Fletcher Building teamCreated material on pay runs, compliance, payroll knowledge checks and a full two week training plan for new starters
  • The last three months in particular have shown Fletcher Building team the value of the training programme Amit has developed and the exceptional way in which he delivers training with onboarded new payroll team members virtually.
  • Amit’s talent and passion has been shown from all the work he does.
  • The business recognises that payroll is now a high performing team operating in a well-controlled environment and Amit has played a major part in this journey.
  • Check it out for yourselves as Amit has provided a OnDemand Webinar as part of conference “Payroll Team Training”.


Payroll System Provider/Outsourced Provider of the Year 2021
This award recognises a payroll software provider that delivers exceptional service to a business.

  • This provider has helped and assisted a payroll professional in their work to achieve an essential outcome, or
  • has provided payroll tools and functionality that aids payroll regarding compliance, cost effectiveness or best practice.

Providers Nominated:

Brunton NZ

Payroll System Provider/Outsourced Provider of the Year 2021
Comments made in the nominations received for this payroll provider:

• Responsive to our queries and provide whatever support that is required.

• Provides us with a different perspective when we have payroll issues to deal with which is very helpful.

• They give exceptional service

• Get answers straight away

• System is easy to use and make our roll as Payroll Officer so much easier

• Love this system

• Always ready to help

• They provide tools and functionality to help your payroll become compliant, cost effective or best practise

• I know my payroll will be up to date with the latest information

• Phenomenal customer service team

• Easy to reach for any day to day problems we have encountered

This year’s winner of the Payroll Provider/Outsourced Provider of the Year 2021: