National Payroll Manager

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Competitive salary
17 Sep 2021
22 Sep 2021
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Job Description

Work for a global FMCG company with some of the world's most trusted and iconic brands.
Be part of an exciting business where employees are recognised and career growth is supported.

With a large portfolio of food and beverage brands, PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand employs more than 1500 people across ANZ at Smiths Snack Food Company, Bluebird Foods NZ and PepsiCo Beverages. With global brands like Doritos, Gatorade, and Pepsi Max, we also make some home-grown favourites such as Smith's Chips, Red Rock Deli, Twisties, and our Bluebird NZ snack brands. PepsiCo was recognised as a Top Employer in both Australia and New Zealand in 2021, one of only 16 organisations globally to earn this certification.
PepsiCo has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for gender equality for the past 9 years and is one of the leading organisations in this space. We also believe in our sustainability strategy, that there is an opportunity to change how the world distributes, consumes, and disposes of food and beverages and we aim to use our scale, reach, and expertise to help build a more sustainable food system that can still meet human needs for enjoyment and continue to drive our economic and social development.

To continue our success, we currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced National Payroll Manager to join our team. This permanent, full-time role is based in Chatswood, NSW, and will see you managing the Australia & New Zealand payroll function to drive continuous improvements, automation and streamlining of processes across both operational and strategic practices. This role is pivotal to the transformative journey of our payroll function and will see you directly add-value to the function through effective management of our payroll team: 1 Senior Payroll Officer, 3 Payroll Officers and 1 Payroll Accountant.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Management and control of all facets of the Australia & New Zealand payroll function: ensuring payrolls are run to schedule and in accordance with company policies and audit requirements; payroll tax; workers compensation; terminations; new starters; redundancies; expatriates; PAYG tax payments and STP compliance; superannuation and deduction payments; leave balances; car deduction/allowances; bonus accruals/payments
  • Work with cross-function teams to ensure the management and implementation of all Collective/Enterprise agreement updates, Focal Point Review updates and bonus payments
  • Drive payroll-related projects to re-engineer current processes and continue PepsiCo's journey towards a 'best in class' payroll function
  • Management of the Australia & New Zealand payroll team with a heavy focus on strengthening PepsiCo's culture of teamwork, unity, and employee capability. This will involve managing your team members' objectives and performance through Personal Development Reviews, facilitating training initiatives within the payroll function, and continually building upon established positive working relationships with stakeholders both internally and externally
  • SME and ANZ lead for identification, communication and implementation of work practice improvements, performance of audits on system data and transactions, and management of updates to software to ensure alignment with legislative requirements

Qualifications / Requirements

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • Degree qualified (HR or Accounting) with 5-10 years of proven team management/leadership experience within a large-volume and complex payroll environment
  • A solid understanding of payroll accounting, end-to-end payroll processing and knowledge of statutory and taxation requirements
  • Experience with systems and programs: Kronos (or a similar time recording system), Affinity, SuccessFactors, MS Excel (expert level required)
  • Fantastic attention to detail, time management, analytical and communication skills
  • Proven track record of process re-engineering and improvement

What we can offer you:
  • Flexibility with work hours and work location
  • Retail and service discounts through our online programs
  • Health initiatives through our Health and Wellness programs
  • Personal and professional growth opportunities through Learning Offerings online

We are a progressive and people-focused business, and believe our diverse workforce is the key to our success. Because we value our employees and their families, we offer an agile and flexible working environment with an emphasis on work life balance and health, as well as plenty of learning opportunities and room to grow your career.
Your positive attitude will be rewarded with excellent long term local and global career opportunities, and ongoing professional development along with a fun and rewarding working environment.
You will be a key part of a dynamic team and a valuable contributor to a global company that is one of the FMCG market leaders. At PepsiCo, we recognise our people as a key part of our business and career progression within the business is encouraged and supported.
We are committed to recruiting, training and retaining high quality people.

Interested? Know someone who might be? This is a great opportunity to join the PepsiCo ANZ team.

PepsiCo's hiring process:
  • Submit your application
  • Interview(s) and skills evaluation
  • Online Assessment process
  • Reference and background checks

  • At PepsiCo, we believe what makes you unique, makes us better. We embrace equal opportunities for all employees. We believe that our people are our best asset and understand the importance of bringing different perspectives, different lenses and different experiences to our workplace. We are committed to building and supporting an inclusive workforce that truly reflects the global communities we operate within. We encourage women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.

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