The company and opportunity:
Our client is a large healthcare organisation that manages all health services, including hospital and specialist services, and primary and community care. In this role, you will be responsible for managing the payroll functions ensuring employee terms and conditions are met along with all legislative requirements. The Payroll Manager also ensures that the department meets all payroll objectives. You will be based at Whangarei Hospital.
The role, in a nut shell:
Some of your key areas of responsibility will include:
Responsible for the Payroll team - this will be around 18 staff, optimise the contribution of the team through coaching, counseling, and implementing workable solutions to business issues/problems with minimum referral to management.
Service Management- Leads department planning and service delivery and organises and prioritises payroll department workload, monitors the status of work in progress; and inspects completed work. Ensures the processing of new hires, temporary workers, and transfers, promotions, and terminations is accurate and timely
Analyse and improve the Payroll and HRIS systems and processes to streamline, gain efficiencies, and align with organisational strategies and to achieve best practice
Payroll Management - Authorises payments and ensures accuracy and compliance. Manage and guarantee weekly disbursement of various payrolls, including garnishments, benefits, and taxes consistent legalisation and contractual conditions. Ensure weekly payroll processing is accurate.
Team Leadership - Leads and supervises the payroll team. Support and contribute actively toward team performance and the achievement of the departmental, team, or organisational goals and objectives
Customer Service - Provides advice and information to stakeholders. Provides information, assistance, and /or training to managers and staff (if required), trains on payroll policies/procedures; answers employee/staff questions during payroll editing and check processing. Also closely with Finance and Human Resources on all payroll-related issues.
Other duties as required such as approving tax year-end and financial year-end processes
To be successful in this role:
Ideally worked in the health sector or Local Government experience
Knowledge gained through previous New Zealand payroll experience is essential, with at least a minimum of ten years of experience in payroll operations from start to finish payroll processing.
Ability to work autonomously, be proactive, take initiative and problem-solve
Ability to multitask, prioritize, and work under pressure
Ability to assess processes and systems and implement change where necessary
Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy
Great attention to detail
Experience (to a high-level user) in standard Microsoft Office Applications preferred)
Experienced in complex multi-union and MECA environments, ideally in health
Instils trust keeps confidence, and honors commitments
Permanent NZ residency or NZ Citizenship or a valid work visa
What's in it for you?
There are many benefits to this role, including location and the opportunity to work for a large organisation! If this role sounds like you, please apply now!