Payroll & Accounts Manager - Permanent

Job title : Payroll & Accounts Manager - Permanent
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent / Full Time
Salary : $100,000 + super
Contact name : Emma Kennedy
Contact email :
Job reference : EKNW8253
  • Full-time OR part-time (4 days per week) | Great work from home flexibilities
  • Permanent role with a national business | Oversee a team in payroll & accounts
  • Provide strategic and operational leadership | Flemington location

About the role
Due to the growth of the business, organically and through acquisitions, our client has created the role of Payroll & Accounts Manager to assist the Head of Finance in the day-to-day transactional operations of the business. Looking after a team of four staff across Payroll, Accounts and Reconciliations, you will manage and oversee all of the transactional processes, along with driving process improvements, process mapping and delivering a high performance team. 

Role and responsibilities
Reporting to the Head of Finance, and managing a team of 4 you will be responsible for the following:
  • Lead the groups payroll function for multiple entities with end to end processing for over 700+ employees
  • Ensure the timely and accurate delivery of multiple pay runs (weekly, fortnightly and monthly) 
  • Interpretation of numerous EBAs and awards, and updated legislative requirements 
  • Oversee the accounts payable function, ensuing that suppliers are paid on time and accurately
  • Oversee the accounts reconciliations function
  • Pro-actively seek on-going improvements and efficiencies in all activities, focusing on reducing costs and working collaboratively with the business to add real value
  • Support the delivery of strategic projects ensuring achievement of key performance indicators
  • Assisting to provide a safe, compliant and sustainable environment including Shared Services transactional process governance, compliance and controls
  • Lead, develop and consistently strive to achieve excellence in performance of the team to deliver high quality service, and ensure effective coordination of the work across all functions
  • Foster and develop collaborative and trusted relationships across the organisation and with key stakeholders, both internally and externally 

Candidate profile
  • You will be a a skilled candidate with an in depth knowledge of best practice in Shared Services
  • Experience overseeing a complex Payroll function
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability and passion to coach & develop a team 
  • Ability to manage upwards and downwards with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • A strong strategic partner to work within an environment that supports their employees
  • Proven track record in successful delivery of process improvement and change management 

About the client
Our client is a market leading and innovative Australian business who are at the forefront of the sports & entertainment industry, and undergoing an exciting transformational period. Their vision is to deliver service excellence, integrity and equality, while internally develop and progress their staff. Currently, they're seeking a motivated and passionate individual to join the business in a newly created role, on a full-time permanent basis, and provide strategic and operational leadership to the team.

Additional benefits
  • Take the next step in your career and be part of an exciting period of growth and transformation
  • Diversify your career to oversee Payroll, Accounts Payable and Reconciliations functions across Shared Services
  • Onsite parking, and easy public transport access
  • Work from home flexibilities
  • Supportive environment
  • Excellent salary
  • Full-time role, or opportunity to work part-time (4 days per week)

How to apply

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Emma Kennedy on 0422 637 733 or