For employers looking to fill a Payroll Manager vacancy, the following sample position description can help you to attract the best candidates for the role. By tailoring this position description according to your company's specific job requirements, you have an excellent interview tool for comparison purposes.
For job seekers looking for a Payroll Manager role, this job description details what the role may involve and what skills and experience are required to give you the best chance of securing the position.
The Payroll function is critical to the organisation. Typically reporting to the Financial Controller, the Payroll Manager ensures that this process runs smoothly and is completed with a high level of accuracy.
Payroll Managers typically supervise a team varying in size depending on the organisation. Their job duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
Managing a team performing end-to-end payroll processing
Perform quality control audits to ensure accuracy
Overseeing changes to employment contracts and new employee's contracts and terminations
Manage the preparation of all State and Federal tax obligations including PAYG tax, Payroll tax and Superannuation Guarantee contributions
Advise team members of updates to awards and policies
Educate employees on award changes and new policies
Attend education sessions on payroll legislation updates
Review and approve all payroll payments
Provide advice and education to employees in relation to pay issues, award changes, new policies etc
Resolving payroll enquiries in a professional manner
Approve filing and archiving of payroll information
Minimum of 5 years of experience in Payroll
Understanding of payroll compliance
Comprehensive knowledge of Modern Awards and other state and industry legislation
Knowledge of general payroll practices, procedures, operations and legislation
Team Management experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
Honesty, integrity and discretion
Ability to work autonomously and as part of the broader team
Ability to identify and solve issues
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport
Advanced computer software skills, Word and Excel and other accounting/payroll packages
Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Economics, Certificate III in Business or Certificate III in Financial Services
$90 - $120k + Super
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