• Payroll Pulse Check
    What is a Payroll Pulse Check?

    Our complimentary Payroll Pulse Check is specifically designed to identify areas of risk or underperformance in your payroll operation.

    This will assist you to optimise and reduce the risk in your payroll function before any issues become expensive to fix problems.

    Your emailed report is easy to digest with recommendations that are actionable immediately.

    Take your Payroll Pulse Check today

Experienced advisors

As part of Australian Payroll Association, Pulse Payroll helps employers solve payroll issues whether they be related to compliance, processes, payroll technology or your payroll team.

Our Team

Our team have conducted hundreds of payroll reviews over the past 20 years and have identified three areas that put employers at payroll risk.  They are your PEOPLE (resourcing and competency),  PLATFORMS (fit for purpose and configuration) and PROCESS (optimisation and governance).

Pulse Payroll’s highly trained and experienced consultants have chosen payroll as a career and are experts in their speciality. They are immersed within Australian Payroll Association so they are constantly alerted to any regulatory or compliance changes and have every necessary resource within easy reach.

Employers need a payroll partner who has a deep understanding of all the regulatory issues and risk relating to payroll, in order to diagnose and recommend preventative steps to ensure payroll optimisation and compliance. If needed, our payroll consultants will provide surgical oversight to remedy any payroll ailment.

Our team

Our singular focus is on the quality of our team and their deliverables to our clients

Jasmine Fernance

National Consulting Lead

With extensive payroll, HR, IR and systems experience, Jasmine is ideally qualified to assist our clients to develop and deliver a best practice payroll operation.

Jasmine’s Passion with a capital ‘P’ is travel, having visited over 61 countries on six continents. After all that travel, Jasmine has excellent stories to tell (ask about the Moroccan steam baths) in between identifying how long service is configured in your payroll system.

Jasmine has experience in payroll technology, diagnostic and remediation projects for industries including Banking and Insurance, Childcare, Consulting, Financial Services, Healthcare, Media, Mining, Not for Profit, Property Management, Retail, Technology and Transport.

Adrienne Silla

Senior Payroll Consultant

With over 20 years of payroll management experience spanning across household brands in Australia, Adrienne brings a wealth of stakeholder management and concise judgement to the APA Consulting team. Adrienne’s love of numbers and pay calculations lends a hand to ensure clients receive accurate identification of risks within their payroll.

A lover of chocolate, a mother of 3 and wife to be, Adrienne enjoys her time taking long walks with her two kelpies and relishing the soccer mum life on weekends.

Adrienne has experience in payroll technology, diagnostic and remediation projects for industries including Local Government, Heavy Equipment, Manufacturing, and extensive experience in Retail.

Olivia Dycueco

Senior Payroll Consultant

From working as a HR Business Partner, Olivia moved to payroll operations where she has spent the last 15 years. Her calm yet curious nature allows Olivia to take a step back to understand what an optimised payroll operation should look like for your organisation.

When she isn’t travelling the world experimenting new cuisines, you’ll find Olivia dabbling in all things unexpected, from Sign Language to sketching. Olivia’s inquisitive nature shines through in the consulting team, an analytical eye and go to Excel whizz.

Olivia has experience in payroll technology, diagnostic and remediation projects for industries including Construction, Education, Finance and Insurance, Infrastructure, , Local Government, Manufacturing and Not for Profit.

David Xuereb

Payroll Consultant

David is simply a payroll passionate person (almost as passionate as he is about his beloved West Tigers).  He has an attention to detail and dedication to payroll compliance that is rarely seen and he’ll stop at nothing to help his clients achieve an optimised payroll function.

Experienced in system implementation and improvements, David has extensive legislative knowledge of EBA’s and awards, time and attendance, labour management, general ledger, reporting, leave accruals, payroll tax and superannuation.

David has deep payroll expertise in the Hospitality industry where he has spent the past 16 years of his career.

Andrew Barwick

Payroll Consultant

With a focus on compliance and process improvements Andrew is always keen to pursue opportunities to deliver better or best practices in payroll.

Andrew’s operational payroll experience has seen him develop processes and systems for Coles Myer, Cadbury Schweppes, Hobart City Council, The University of Tasmania, Southern Cross Care and the Federal Group. This has given him exposure to industries including Retail, FMCG Manufacturing, Local Government, Hospitality and Casinos, Aged Care and Education.

Louise Missen

Payroll Consultant

Louise loves a payroll challenge, there are few people with the level of knowledge she has on the subject.

With operational experience in organisations including Lend Lease Services, Dick Smith and Arnotts, she is used to introducing payroll process improvements and leading payroll teams.

Tracy Angwin


Tracy is driven by a belief that payroll is a business critical function that can have devastating financial and emotional consequences if botched.  It is impossible to have a high performing, motivated and engaged workforce, if payroll isn’t correct and delivered on time.

As a thought leader in the field, Tracy’s efforts have led to Australia’s first nationally accredited payroll qualifications, the Certificate IV in Payroll Administration and Diploma of Payroll Management.  These qualifications are part of the Australian Qualifications Framework and pave the way for the payroll industry to finally lift its professional standards and attract new talent.

Tracy has experience in payroll technology, diagnostic and remediation projects for industries including Banking and Finance, Construction, Consulting, Entertainment, Healthcare, Hospitality, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Media, Not for Profit, Property Management, Retail, Technology, Travel and Utilities.

Andy Thompson

Specialist Payroll Recruitment Consultant

With an extensive recruitment management background Andy has spent the last 10 years specialising purely in payroll appointments with a full range of clients extending from small business to global corporations.

The majority of Andy’s work is done “off the radar” by working with high calibre candidates with specific career objectives, many who have been engaged with him for many years. You’ll never see Andy post a Seek or LinkedIn job advert.

Every payroll environment is unique and it is the depth of technical payroll understanding combined with the cultural environment of the organisation that makes for long term successful appointments.

Andy is a sports loving father of 2 and enjoys spending time savouring the outdoor lifestyle on Sydney’s Northern beaches.