Payroll Manager

About Land Services SA

Land Services SA are leading property experts in South Australia, offering a range of property transaction and valuation services, property information products, custom data sets, reliable market insights, technology consulting and managed service offerings.

Land Services SA’s datasets are unique, extensive, timely and relate to every property, land transaction and statutory property valuation within the State. We continue to unlock our datasets, leveraging this for performance reporting, investment proposals, mining projects, cost-benefit analysis, research and the preparation of legal documents, to name a few.

As a trusted partner of the State, Land Services SA deliver highly valued, trusted services to the community, being recognised for creating innovative solutions.

About the Position

Reporting to the Finance Manager, this new role will provide all payroll and benefits related services and processes for Land Services SA and Relational Data Systems.  It will provide leadership and advice on all payroll and benefits related matters, within the team, the broader Finance and People and Culture Division and the Organisation as a whole.

This role is also responsible for processing fortnightly pays, superannuation and tax payments as well as working closely with the Finance Manager (or external advisor) to resolve more complex matters.

The role will have responsibility for all payroll functions, its processes and for all quality and compliance controls and any related HRIS / Payroll System projects as appropriate.

Key Responsibilities

You will:

Ensure the accurate and effective processing of all tasks associated with the fortnightly payroll, including payroll, superannuation, benefit and taxation requirements including:

  • Processing the fortnightly payroll as required;
  • Maintaining accurate information in the HR/Payroll System/Finance System;
  • Responding to requests for information, support and advice from employees and other stakeholders on a range of matters including payroll information;
  • Performing tasks with a high level of attention to detail; including questioning incoming and outgoing information related to payroll for accuracy and reasonableness. 
  • Managing competing priorities and deadlines in a high pressured environment.

Foster a customer service culture, dealing quickly and proactively with employees and key stakeholders.

Liaise with People and Culture regarding employment matters such as employee contracts, terminations, remuneration and conditions of service as appropriate, to deliver Payroll services.

Maintain confidentiality of the information held by People and Culture and Finance.

Manage payroll and benefit related business rules within the HR System to ensure it meets our obligations, it is consistently managed and any relevant change management is co-ordinated effectively.

Monitor and adhere to all legislative and audit requirements including internal controls, any relevant employment legislation, and any taxation and superannuation obligations.

Continuously improve payroll service processes and procedures, identifying opportunities to ensure consistent, best practice processes, driving for efficiency whilst maintaining effective controls and high levels of customer service.

Maintaining finance ledgers for payroll related entries and balances.

Play a prominent part in supporting the delivery of the new HRIS / Payroll System, specifically:

  • Providing knowledge and support in the transformation of Payroll processes from current to future states and providing expertise on the development of modern, best practice solutions for payroll processes.
  • Ensuring the validation, accuracy and correctness of processes and data from existing systems to the new system.
  • Providing knowledge and input to the new processes, including providing advice on user expectations for the new system and the impact on downstream systems and business processes.
  • Providing functional support for a number of payroll process areas, contributing to the development of future business requirements and the development of mapping and validation of the new system from the current systems.
  • Reviewing and interpreting payroll system configuration to ensure legislative and award compliance.

Key Capabilities

To succeed in this challenging role, you will have

  • Possess a tertiary qualification in Human Resources/Accounting or other relevant field and/or significant experience in and a proven record of achievement in the provision of high quality payroll service delivery functions.
  • Extensive experience in managing end–to-end payroll operations for a similar-sized organisation, including but not limited to, payroll data entry and calculations, tax and payroll related legislation, reconciliations, salary sacrifice, benefits management and superannuation.
  • Sound understanding of complex HRIS/Payroll systems, including experience in implementing business rule changes to meet changing requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and meeting own priorities, goals and tight timeframes, with at times minimal supervision.
  • Experience in leading, managing, motivating, developing and mentoring staff and fostering an environment of high quality service delivery with a track record of continuous process improvement successes.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and proven high level analytical and problem-solving skills and demonstrated high level written and oral communication skills.
  • High level computer skills, with advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook as well as competent keyboard skills and demonstrated experience in extracting data from complex information systems.
  • Understanding of employment practices and employee entitlements and benefits in an Australian environment.

For further information, please contact Christie O’Brien via email at [email protected] or simply apply now by submitting a covering letter, that demonstrates you have the required skill set and experience we're seeking, together with a copy of your resume.

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