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Payroll Manager

AGL Energy - Sydney, NSW

Any Industry
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There’s never been a better time to be at AGL

At AGL, we believe progress is powered by our people.

If you’re set on making real change for tomorrow, we have the scale, resources and ambition to get it started today.

Now’s an extraordinary time to work with us. We’re taking the lead on renewables and expanding our products to make them more sustainable, affordable and useful for all Australians.

That’s what we call progress. To achieve it, we’re bringing together people with unique stories, perspectives, backgrounds and talent – and we need yours too!

About the Role

The Payroll team are responsible for servicing over 4,000 employees across 5 different payroll areas and 3 different payroll cycles, with multiple EBA and superannuation arrangements. The Payroll Manager is a hands-on role that leads the day-to-day service delivery of these payrolls across all AGL sites and locations.

Key to success will be the ability to balance strong leadership and hands on involvement to deliver agreed service levels in accordance with employment contracts and industrial instruments that comply with relevant payroll legislation and statutory obligations. Successfully leveraging emerging technologies and methodologies to drive improved business outcomes will also be essential.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Manage day-to-day payroll processing services performed by AGL’s payroll outsourced service partner, ADP, to drive delivery of agreed performance management standards, including from a reputational and social licence perspective

  • Leading a team of 6 payroll specialists

  • Embed and maintain Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions and Checklists to ensure that processes followed are consistent, predictable and productive

  • Nurture stakeholder relationships to understand diverse business needs across the enterprise, provide recommendations and pro-actively influence positive payroll outcomes

  • Provide stewardship, credible advice, and support in a pro-active, confident, collaborative, and energetic manner by being seen as trustworthy and reliable

  • Optimise end-to-end payroll processes through automation and analytics to improve efficiency and effectiveness whilst ensuring risks are being appropriately monitored and/or mitigated

  • Foster an analytical mindset to drive performance and insight and make recommendations for developing business processes across the enterprise to support achievement of AGL’s strategic priorities and operational goals

  • Perform quality control audits and embed governance framework, including RACM, into day-to-day operational processes, ensuring that risks are frequently reviewed, and controls assessed and tested

  • Safeguard integrity of payroll outcomes by keeping abreast of ongoing changes in both internal and external factors, and support change request processes for such

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • Extensive experience managing operational payroll teams in large businesses with both white and blue collar workforces, ideally with offshore/outsourced service providers

  • Working knowledge of SAP HR/Payroll system is essential, and Kronos knowledge desirable

  • Solid understanding of industrial instruments, awards and NES with respect to Payroll

  • Hands-on experience of different superannuation arrangements (Defined Benefits advantageous)

  • Demonstrated application of emerging technologies and methodologies to improve systems and processes, including Office 365

  • Strong relationship management with effective business partnering and influencing across complex and geographically dispersed organizational and management structures

  • Proven capability in leading and developing enterprise wide operational teams in complex and diverse businesses across varied stakeholder groups and multiple locations in high change environments

  • Ability to think laterally, challenge the accepted norms and to continually look at driving change and improvements

  • Accomplished data driven evaluation, financial analysis and insights experience

  • Development and change control of process documentation, including Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions and Checklists

Reach out to Marie Bantis, Recruitment Business Partner if you have any questions on 03 8633 6651 or via email at mbantis@agl.com.au

Applications close Friday 25 June.

At AGL , all employees are encouraged to be themselves and to bring their whole selves to work every day. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people living with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTQ+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people.

AGL has a commitment to maintain a diverse workforce and welcomes the opportunity for applicants to share their lived experiences. We also recognise that some applicants may not wish to disclose, and we respect their decision.

Please note - unsolicited resumes from agencies will not be accepted by AGL.

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Finance and Accounting