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Head of Payroll

Full time
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Metro Trains Melbourne
Transport, shipping & logistics
5,001-10,000 employees
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Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) is a multi-award winning organisation and we pride ourselves on our team of high performing talented professionals who are safety and delivery focused, and are at the core of our success.

You will be joining an organisation that is known as a global leader in its field but also prides itself on being dynamic, embracing new technologies and focused on customer service. Our aim is to promote work/life balance feel comfortable to bring their best to work, and to truly be focused on a common goal which is to provide a world class railway service.

We provide a range of employee benefits that will make your experience working at Metro Trains both professionally and personally rewarding.

Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Head of Payroll this position is accountable for overseeing the strategic direction of the Payroll team, and ensure end-to-end payroll processing is completed on time and will report into the Head of Finance.

The role needs to ensure all legislative obligations are met, and any future changes are implemented in an accurate and timely manner. The position will lead a team of 13 payroll/people services professionals to provide consistent and on time service delivery, as well as providing appropriate staff development and succession planning to support 5 direct reports.

This is a unique and exciting role as you will support various projects and gain exposure to multi-disciplinary teams this will enable you to further your experience and develop a long-term career with Metro.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Accountable for the accurate and timely delivery of the payment of salaries/wages, superannuation, allowances, expenses and all other payments associated with MTM's payroll
  • Actively monitor legislative changes, especially in relation to the NES, Superannuation and Tax and ensure any changes
  • are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all relevant awards and Enterprise Agreements (EA’s) are adhered to.
  • Lead the payroll team to ensure procedures and processes are followed to meet time constraints that occur within a
  • payroll environment.
  • Develop and maintain mechanisms that permit grievances or disputes with staff to be quickly identified and resolved with minimum disruption to work.
  • Provide specialist and authoritative advice in relation to the interpretation and application of Awards and Collective Agreements, allowance, conditions and ensure that policies meet the requirements of MTM particularly in the correct payment of employees.
  • Lead and develop that payroll team members to allow for internal career development and the reduction of single points of failure (Cross training).

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 10+ Years in payroll, with 5+ at Manager level or above.
  • Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate HR / Finance function are highly desirable
  • Proven Experience leading large and complex payroll teams
  • Experience working in large complex Manufacturing, Transportation and Heath organisations would be advantageous
  • Demonstrated ability to manage tight timelines and experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to successfully deal with people at all levels of an organisation, including liaising with a wide range of diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong attention to detail with advanced experience in Microsoft Excel and familiarity with internet-based communications tools.
  • The ability to use initiative and be innovative with a complex integrated management system.

This is a fantastic and dynamic opportunity to build on the career you have developed to date and be part of the legacy that ‘connects people and places for a growing Melbourne’.

If what you have read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then please submit your application by Wednesday 7th June 2023.

Please note a Police Check / Health Assessment and current Victorian driver’s license is required for this position.

Metro Trains is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We encourage all interested applicants to apply but please do note that only applications with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.

Why work for Metro?

  • Attractive Remuneration: Excellent pay and corporate partner benefits / discounts
  • Career Progression: Career development support and opportunities to learn new skills within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Vibrant and Ambitious Team: A collaborative team of passionate people who are dedicated to delivering projects that improve the safety and reliability of Melbourne’s rail network
  • Permanent Opportunity: Our ongoing involvement in the exciting pipeline of major rail projects
  • Benefits: Free Myki travel across Victoria and other great corporate discounts
  • Work-Life Balance and Hybrid Working: We encourage flexibility and wellbeing; you will manage your own schedule and we will support you to thrive in your role. MTM supports flexible working arrangements.