Payroll Operations Manager

Job title : Payroll Operations Manager
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Salary : $200,000 package
Contact name : Nicola McLennan
Contact email :
Job reference : PRMHI97
  • Leadership role - overseeing a team of 9
  • Permanent, full time role 
  • $220,000 package 
  • SAP experience essential 

The Organisation: 

Our client is highly respected organisation who are the leaders in their field. With an incredibly low staff turnover rate, they are currently looking for an experienced Payroll Operations Manager to lead their payroll division in a role that sees you as part of a broader finance team. With excellent company culture, and a fun and dynamic team environment on offer, this role will be an exciting opportunity for those looking for their next managerial challenge. 


The role will involve taking leadership of the Payroll team with key tasks involving:
  • Developing, mentoring and leading a large sized payroll team of 9
  • Overseeing the end to end processing of a large scale payroll
  • Working closely with other divisions to facilitate process improvement 
  • Develop and strive for process improvement to improve efficiency
  • Proving accurate information in response to employee queries
  • Preparation of monthly payroll journals 
  • Provide ongoing training 
  • Ensure relevant Awards and legislation are interpreted as well as;
  • Completion of other ad hoc payroll projects

Candidate Profile

The successful applicant will have proven leadership experience in a similar Payroll Manager position along with the following skills and attributes:
  • Experience with SAP is essential for this role
  • Previous experience in full function Payroll processing having led a team 
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • The ability to interpret numerous awards and EBAs
  • Proven process improvement initiatives

What's on Offer

  • Great career development on offer
  • Hybrid working arrangements - 3 days per week in the office 
  • First class office
  • Excellent leadership and support
  • Bonus based on individual and company performance 
  • Central location close to cafes and shops 

To discuss further, please contact Nicola McLennan at