payroll tester (sap) in Melbourne CBD

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melbourne cbd, victoria
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Accounting & Auditing
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david andrews, randstad
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job description

Ready for a payroll testing role?

Want to help optimise the way SAP works within a large company?

Would you like to boost your technical skills and develop your systems understanding?

Well, if the answer is yes...

David Andrews at Randstad Melbourne CBD is recruiting for a payroll tester in Melbourne CBD. The company is a large one with a complex payroll and a great brand in their market. They're seen as an employer of choice within their industry and are a company that people across the industry want to end up in. They are the very model of a modern destination employer.

What do they need someone to do?

In a nutshell - to manage all the changes on SAP as related to payroll. The payroll is 1,200 monthly and 400 fortnightly.

You're right, it's a bit more complicated than that...

The company is looking for someone to:

- Take breifs/new requirements from payroll helpdesk and advisers about what needs to change in SAP (these could be changes to tax, legisilative changes, business initiatives, new acquisitions, EBA renewals, commisions, incentives etc...)

- Understand the requirement and then interpret what needs to change in the system to reflect the new requirement.

- Explain to IT the background to the change, what needs to happen and what they need in SAP.

- Liaise with IT whilst they build the solution in SAP.

- Do the user acceptance testing (UAT) within the HP Quality Centre test environment and provide IT with feedback.

- Repeat UAT/Feedback to IT as needed, managing the process throughout and liaising heavily with IT and Payroll Management.

- Be a key part in giving the go-ahead to put the end product in to SAP.

- Liaise with the payroll team about the new process in SAP and write a standard operating procedure to secure the legacy of all your hard work doing the above.

There will also be some ad-hoc reporting tasks...

This role will go wherever you want to take it, the payroll manager is keen to hire someone who can bring ideas for change into the payroll. There is some dashboard reporting in the near future that will be being rolled out.

And there will be a time and attendance system implementation...

At some point in the next 5 years it is mooted that there will be a project to implement a new time and attendance system, with the omnipresence of T&A systems, such as Kronos, in large organisations across Australia, joining a company that may go through an implementation would be a key development area in your payroll systems career.

What are the challenges?

This role will provide you with some significant systems challenges to overcome and a real chance to solve some problems in SAP in real time as legislation is introduced.

You will hone your communication skills, engaging with stakeholders from HR, Payroll, Board level, Regional Sites, IT and Communications teams and all areas of the business. You will develop the ability to explain and engage effectively with different stakeholders with different backgrounds in the business.

You'll thrive at explaining the same concept in multiple ways to people with multiple areas of expertise. You will become an integral link in the business, providing a smooth information flow between payroll and IT.

You'll find these systems and communication challenges demanding at times but hopefully it helps your experience blossom and your career develop.

Will you get paid?

Yes, absolutely and quite well ... you will also get some other benefits, which include training, above average holidays, development coaching, a generous company wide bonus scheme.

What type of experience do we need?

Someone with experience in a fast moving, ever changing payroll department with lots of EBAs and a large ERP system.

Ideally extensive SAP experience, if you've done any SAP training courses as well that's a plus but not essential.

A good dose of common sense and critical problem solving ability.

Rounded knowledge and understanding of payroll tax and legislation in Australia.

Ability and desire to stay up to date with payroll tax and legislation changes.

How do I apply?

Applying today will put you in immediate consideration, your application will be read and responded to on the 3rd January or the 4th January.

Will I hear back from you?

Yes, all applications will be read by a human and responded to either on phone or email.

Your application also be available to three specialist payroll recruiters who work across Melbourne so even if you do not have the right experience for this role you may be suitable for other positions.

We value each and every application so thank you for applying in advance and we look forward to receiving and reading your resume.


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