Payroll Team Lead

Job title : Payroll Team Lead
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Salary : $125k + super
Contact name : Emily O'Brien
Contact email :
Job reference : 1470200
  • 12-month fixed term contract
  • Immediate Start
  • Highly flexible working environment (no set office days)
The Organisation

Our client is a world leading learning company, serving customers in nearly 200 countries with digital content, assessments, qualifications, and data. They publish across the curriculum and provide a range of education services, including teacher development, educational software, and system-wide solutions, and also owns and operates schools and colleges.
They are on the lookout for a Payroll Manager on a 12-month fixed term contract who will manage the Payroll function to ensure all employees are paid accurately and on time. This position is responsible for a high performing payroll team, providing operational and strategic expertise in relation to all aspects of Payroll.
Key Responsibilities 

Reporting to the Regional Manager for Payroll, you will be responsible for:
  • Overseeing a team of 2 x direct reports – Payroll Officers
  • Outsourced payroll management with ADP Managed Services
  • Fortnightly and monthly payroll for 500 core employees plus additional seasonal employees
  • Quality assurance of monthly and fortnightly payroll
  • Out of cycle pay runs scheduled and processed as required
  • Support the delivery and payroll administration of the annual compensation review (including award based employees) and incentive plan cycle
  • Build a top performing team - coach and develop the team on compliance and regulations within the context of the organization's practices and policies
  • Manage the preparation of all State and Federal tax obligations including PAYG tax, Payroll tax and Superannuation Guarantee contributions
  • Assist the Finance team with Month end and Year end preparation and reporting
  • Continuously improve Payroll processes & effective utilization of the payroll system
  • Designing and streamlining payroll processes to ensure increased efficiency and effectiveness
Candidate Profile

The successful applicant will have proven payroll experience in a similar role, along with the following skills and attributes:
  • Experience with ADP is essential.
  • Proven experience managing operational finance teams.
  • Possess ability to identify and develop strategic goals.
  • Impeccable communication skills.
  • The ability to liaise with a multitude of stakeholders.
  • Strong reconciliation skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills.
How to Apply
To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Emily O’Brien at