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Senior Manager- Payroll Services

Location:  Sydney
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  25-Sep-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  1158302

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. 



The opportunity

We are looking to hire a talented Payroll Specialist to join our team as a Senior Manager. Working closely with our offshore team, you will provide an advisory service on payroll matters in this client facing role. In this exciting new offering, you will have the opportunity to establish, improve and implement new procedures and processes, whilst building relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.


Your key responsibilities

Drawing on your skills and experience in Payroll and managing a growing team, you will support and advise clients on their payroll processing, procedures and queries. This will include payroll set-up, payroll checking, reconciliation and compliance, whilst utilising our offshore team to ensure client requirements are met. Working across multiple projects and clients, you will have the opportunity to build and execute new processes.


Skills and attributes for success

  • People management including supervision and team building
  • Ability to work effectively either as an individual or member of a team and relate effectively with staff on all levels
  • Business process improvement and quality management experience
  • Adaptability to quickly learn new information, processes and procedures
  • Good time management skills in order to meet deadlines
  • Delegates and prioritises effectively, coaching others in how to anticipate, define and solve problems
  • Proactive and able to identify and resolve problems
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal


To qualify for the role you must have

  • Previous experience in high volume full function payroll
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience using a large scale ERP
  • Intermediate/Advanced Excel skills
  • Sound numeracy skills, attention to detail and accuracy


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • A payroll related diploma/certificate may be advantageous, but not necessary
  • Extensive and varied payroll software experience
  • Experience with payroll implementations
  • Multiple payroll software experience including Preceda


What we look for

We’re interested in leaders with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you will also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes. If you are serious about Payroll and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.  


What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your performance. In addition, our comprehensive Total Rewards package can be tailored to your individual needs, to give you the freedom to manage your role in a way that’s right for you. This includes;

  • a variety of flexible working and leave arrangements
  • personalised career development including coaching and support to help you build your career and access to formal learning so you can develop the skills you’ll need to thrive in the future
  • a range of tools and benefits to guide and support your health and wellbeing throughout your entire EY career.


About EY 

At EY, we hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. Through our inclusive leadership behaviours, a variety of internal networks, flexible working and mentoring programs, you will have the support and flexibility to build an exceptional career. Read more about Diversity and Inclusiveness at EY.


EY is committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process for people with disability. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via or  phone +61 3 8650 7788 (option 2).

We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process will be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.


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The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third party provider.


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