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Payroll Manager

New Zealand Government
Wairarapa Wairarapa North Island, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 18, 2024

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Full Time
Mō te tūnga | About the role
As part of the Human Resources Service Centre (HRSC), the Payroll team is responsible and accountable for delivering accurate and timely payroll functions for the NZDF.
As the Payroll Manager, you'll be responsible for leadership, management and the daily operations of the Payroll teams. This includes three distinct payroll teams that process pay runs on alternating weeks for our military & civilian personnel onshore and overseas.
You'll effectively manage the team resources and be responsible for meeting and setting customer service targets as well as planning areas for improvements or development, setting activity plans and reporting.
This role is based in Trentham. Once you have undergone training and are up to speed, there is the option of working from home up to 2 days a week.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and Experience
We're looking a Payroll Manager with an extensive background in payroll operations and people management. You'll have demonstrated skills in successfully leading and managing sizable payroll teams in a developing and change-focused environment, preferably in the local or central Government sector.
Your refined leadership skills will harbor the promotion of an effective team culture to maintain high performance and outputs from team members, with providing a superior service experience with both high accuracy and timely delivery at the forefront.
You'll bring:

* Knowledge in payroll practice and policy.
* Sound knowledge of relevant government legislation and other compliance implications.
* Risk management and analysis skills.
* Strong commitment to relationship building.

Experience with SAP Payroll and NZPPA qualifications would be advantageous to your success in this key role.
Nōu te rourou | What's in it for you
Your skills and dedication deserve recognition, and NZDF delivers with competitive pay matched to your experience. But that's just the beginning - safeguard your loved ones with a fully funded life cover of up to $300,000 and critical illness protection. Other benefits include discounted additional insurances, free will services and savings schemes for the Defence community. Get expert financial guidance and mortgage broker services. Find all our benefits and more on the Force 4 Families website.
NZDF champions diversity and inclusivity, valuing every member and fuelling their success. We embrace uniqueness, understanding that diverse teams drive creativity, innovation, and excellence. With an open door to all - irrespective of gender, ethnicity, ability, age, or family dynamics - NZDF offers a flexible, empowering work environment. We're recognised for our efforts; being Rainbow Tick Certified, holding a Gender Tick Advanced Accreditation. Join us in shaping a brighter future, where everyone thrives.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to Apply
Applications close on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
Use the links on this page where you'll be directed to the Defence Careers website.
Please Note:

* All applications must be made online, via the Defence Careers website. Each listing contains the Position Description and a Contact Us option for any queries or technical issues.
* Your cover letter will be a key part of our selection process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key activities outlined in the Advert and Position Description.
* Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug-screening test prior to any offer of employment being made.

NZDF Employees/Members - please apply internally via the HR Toolkit; this will ensure that you are visible as an internal candidate.
NZDF Contractors - please apply via the Defence Careers website.
NZDF Reserves - please apply via the Defence Careers website if you cannot access the HR Toolkit.
Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:
Low level Security Clearance

* most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
* is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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