Payroll Team Lead

Posted 06 March 2024
Job type Permanent

Job description

Payroll Team Lead

Oversee end-to-end payroll delivery, contribute to ongoing process optimisation, and lead a high-performing Payroll and HR Opps function!

  • Take ownership of a weekly & monthly payrun by effectively leading a team
  • Work with experienced leaders + the broader team to improve workflows & system usage
  • Contribute to both payroll to HR operations!

The Company

An Australian owned business with a unique and impressive growth journey, our client, headquartered in Sydney, owns and operates a portfolio of some of the most recognisable hospitality brands across Australia, New Zealand and Europe. With continued expansion on the horizon, they pride themselves on the delivery of exceptional service to not only their customers, but on an internal level, and are underpinned by an organisational culture built on trust, transparency and collaboration.

The Leaders

Forming part of a committed Payroll team, this role reports directly into the Payroll & Systems Manager, and will also have a dotted line to the Chief People Officer. Your direct manager is a knowledgeable and systems-savvy payroll leader, while both are accomplished operators with long-standing tenure in industry. They operate in a highly collaborative and encouraging leadership style where you sit beside your team and proactively support the development and growth of your team.

The Opportunity

A diverse remit in which you’ll be responsible for payroll, system enhancements, and people leadership, your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • In collaboration with your team, ensuring the accurate and efficient processing of a weekly and monthly payrun;
  • Working closely alongside the Systems Manager to stay across system enhancements and process improvements;
  • Exhibiting your people leadership capabilities by managing a team of coordinators;
  • Contributing to activities across the employee lifecycle such as onboarding and pre-employment checks;
  • Supporting the finance team where needed with payroll tax and superannuation reconciliation; and
  • Fostering strong professional relationships with stakeholders across the business, delegating and actioning payroll queries where required.

About You

What will bring you success in this role is a high level of adaptability and versatility which is underpinned by an ongoing commitment to your own professional development.

You’ll also demonstrate a nurturing and empowering leadership style and foster a team environment that is built on trust and transparency.

On a technical level, Ceridian Dayforce experience would be advantageous as would a baseline knowledge of NZ payroll. However what is more crucial is an ability to learn new systems and environments at pace. You must have a proven ability to build strong stakeholder relationships and be comfortable acting as a dependable 2IC for the Payroll Manager, while also being a confident and trusted point of escalation for your team. You will thrive when working in a broad, multi-faceted role with the responsibility that comes with such a business critical position!

The Process

Following an initial meeting with a Levyl Consultant, you will meet with both the Payroll & Systems Manager as well as the CPO, and potentially another stakeholder. Prior to commencement, background and police checks will need to be completed, as will be a psychometric assessment.

For any confidential queries please contact Angus Swift on 0418 696 936 or  

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