About The Role

FDM group is currently seeking a skilled and experienced Payroll Team Lead with a proven track record of working with external payroll provider in Australia. As a Payroll Team Lead your primary responsibility will be to ensure the overseeing of the Australia payroll team to ensure the accurate and timely processing of our ANZ payroll through external payroll partner.

This is a critical role that requires strong attention to detail, a deep understanding of Australian payroll laws and regulations, and strong collaboration skills to effectively manage the relationship with our external payroll provider.

If you have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working with external payroll providers in Australia & New Zealand (or a mix of in-house & outsource payroll), we would love to hear from you. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead the inhouse payroll team and collaborate closely with our external payroll provider to ensure the accurate and timely processing of employee payroll, including salaries, wages, bonuses, and other compensations
  • Review and validate payroll previews for accuracy and completeness, ensuring compliance with Australian payroll regulations, tax laws, and other statutory requirements to be submitted to Group Payroll Manager and Group Financial Controller for final approval
  • Perform regular audits and reconciliations of payroll data to ensure accuracy and integrity
  • Prepare and review payroll reports required to submit to relevant governing bodies, including PAYG withholding, superannuation, and payroll tax
  • Respond promptly and accurately to employee payroll-related inquiries, addressing concerns and resolving issues effectively
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and regulations related to payroll processing, deductions, and benefits administration and raise any concerns with Group Payroll Manager
  • Collaborate with HR and Finance departments to maintain accurate employee records and ensure seamless integration of payroll data with other systems
  • Stay up to date with changes in Australian and New Zealand payroll regulations and proactively implement necessary updates or process improvements
  • Maintain a strong working relationship with the external provider, acting as the primary point of contact for payroll-related queries, escalations, and issue resolution
  • Conduct regular analysis of payroll reports provided by the external payroll provider, verify the records and information in the output file is accurate
  • Ensure timely and accurate collating of information for FBT lodgment, internal and external audit, and year-end tasks

About You

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in payroll
  • Preferred qualifications: Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Extensive knowledge of Australian payroll regulations, tax laws and statutory requirements. Knowledge in New Zealand payroll regulations in a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other MS Office applications
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy, with the ability to work with large sets of payroll data
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and resolve issues promptly
  • Strong time management and organisational skills, with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of professionalism and integrity, particularly when dealing with sensitive and confidential payroll information
  • Great attitude and willingness to learn and grow

If you possess a minimum of 3 years’ experience working with external payroll providers in Australia and have a thorough understanding of ANZ payroll regulations, we would love to hear from you. Join our dynamic team and contribute to the accurate and efficient payroll processing as a Payroll Team Lead with a focus on analysis and compliance.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and qualifications for this role. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

About Us

FDM Group is a global professional services provider with a focus on IT, working with over 200 clients across multiple business sectors. FDM’s business model is both unique and robust, bringing people and technology together by providing training and career opportunities for people to work with our prestigious clients. With centres across the UK, Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, FDM is one the fastest growing companies in Europe and is listed in the FTSE 250.

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