Payroll Team leader

Location: Homebush, W. Sydney, Sydney, New S. Wales, Australia
Contract Type: Contract
Specialisation: Accounting & Finance
Salary: AU$48 - AU$55 per hour + Super
REF: BBBH236485_1568010099

Payroll Senior/Lead
6 month contract
Based Sydney Olympic Park
$50ph + super to candidate

Role Purpose: To support the Payroll function within the company by ensuring payroll processing compliance and working with stakeholders to drive innovation, create efficiency and deliver increased value.

Internal and external audit tasks and requirements including

-Approve 'Control Owner' declarations in quarterly Cycles

-Change reports, risk governance

-Participate in annual internal and external audits relating to process compliance.

  • Execution of month end processes with accuracy and meeting deadlines
  • EA implementations, annual increases
  • System integrity checks, ongoing
  • Legislation Compliance checks
  • Effectively lead and develop direct reports through quality coaching, ensuring appropriate bench and cross functional knowledge within the team
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives, and consider change impacts.
  • Ensure requests and queries are investigated, actioned and communicated to stakeholders within agreed timelines and quality levels
  • Build and maintain stakeholder relationships by ensuring understanding of their challenges, strategies and needs
  • Create process and procedure guides, help documents and other training materials


  • Demonstrated ability to lead through inspiring and motivating others to develop and achieve
  • Strong verbal, written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to deal with pressure and tight time frames whilst maintaining attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a continuous improvement, innovation and solution focus
  • High learning agility
  • Exceptional customer service and business partnering skills with ability to handle difficult situations with composure
  • Ability to think creatively, understand stakeholders needs in order to realise opportunities
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including intermediate excel skills as a minimum


  • Sound understanding of Hire to Retire systems and processes
  • Working knowledge of SAP Payroll system and ERP system
  • Interpretation and working knowledge of payroll legislation and industrial agreements


  • 5+ years Payroll experience in a FMCG or large organisation with high volume transaction environment
  • 1+ years experience in a leadership role
  • Proven experience in leading and implementing change
  • Supported cross functional projects or initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering high quality of business partnering
  • Current SAP system experience preferred