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Opportunity:Manager, Payroll Services
Industry:Public Administration
Date Posted:3/3/2017

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Manager, Payroll Services

 

 Our client is aGTA public sector organization that needs fresh new leadership in Payroll. This is an opportunity to bring a very high level of Payroll leadership and expertise to a large team. There is a need to dig deep to understand the fundamental challenges. Then there is a need to re-build and support the team moving forward. This is an ideal role for a Payroll leader who wants to be part of a significant change management process in a leading edge public sector environment.

 Reporting directly to the Treasury Department, this position is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership in the management of payroll services. This position is responsible for building strong relationships with senior leaders and to be a trusted advisor regarding their business requirements. This position will be responsible for continuing to build the Payroll Services team into a strategic operation that provides outcome-based, effective and efficient services to all departments. This position will provide decision-making that impacts significant programs, processes, policies and practices to meet the Strategic Plan goals and objectives. This role will participate in strategic planning at both the divisional level as well as the provision of expertise to the broader organization-wide strategy. Promote an environment of trust, respect, diversity and inclusiveness throughout the organization.

 ACCOUNTABILITIES INCLUDE:

 OPERATION STRATEGY

  • Oversee operational excellence and integrity by establishing goals and objectives to promote optimum effectiveness and ensure implementation of appropriate policies and practices that meet the Service Plan goals and objectives.
  • Build strong relationships with senior leaders and to be a trusted advisor regarding their business requirements.
  • Build the Payroll Services team into a strategic operation that provides outcome-based, effective and efficient services to departments.
  • Identify and manage interdependencies among a number of highly complex, concurrent innovative or specialized projects and work collaboratively across the organization and Finance division to leverage opportunities.
  • Provide the Treasury Department with recommendations on managing critical issues and risks. 
  • Participate in strategic planning at both the divisional level as well as the provision of expertise to the broader organization-wide strategy.
  • Accountable for the timely and accurate processing of payroll and benefits.
  • Responsible for associated payroll processes and related financial information system controls and reporting requirements while ensuring compliance with all federal and provincial laws through development of formal payroll processes.
  • Interpret union contracts and non-union policies and provide guidance to staff.
  • Identify performance, efficiency and innovation improvements and assist with implementation and provide training.

 PEOPLE LEADERSHIP

  • Lead and be accountable for the Payroll Services team in its day-to-day activities.
  • Lead, motivate and retain a team of high performing employees that is capable of delivering results.
  • Coach, mentor and initiate training of staff to guide their professional development and succession planning.
  • Lead the implementation of opportunities to increase the productivity of the Payroll Services team, reduce risk to the organization and increase quality of service to client departments.
  • Lead strategic change to meet organizational goals, particularly in aspects related to decision making and generating consensus.

 CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • Provide qualified strategic and tactical financial advice to staff, departmental clients and other stakeholders.
  • Liaise and interact with government agencies, public and private sector organizations and departments to exchange information and acquire knowledge.
  • Partner with other leaders within the division to ensure alignment and coordination of broader Finance services for the organization.

RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT 

  • Build effective working relationships at all levels, particularly with senior leaders in client departments across the City, ensuring the highest possible level of client satisfaction and being established as a trusted advisor.
  • Build and foster strong working relationships and collaborative arrangements with internal and external customers, stakeholders, business and community leaders, sponsors, public and the media.

 COMMUNICATION STRATEGY 

  • Ability to interact with internal and external key stakeholders, community groups, government agencies, public and private sector organizations.
  • Attend Committee and Corporate Leadership Team meetings to represent the section, provide expert advice and recommendations to influence decision-making that have positive outcomes.  
  • Present findings and recommendations in a compelling way at the senior level.
  • Review and approve business proposals, reports prepared by staff for presentations to senior management, stakeholders and recommend changes as required to influence effective decision-making.
  • Provide professional consultation, including reports to Committees.

 CORPORATE CONTRIBUTION

  • As the senior leader in the section, identify opportunities and challenges and recommend best practice solutions.
  • Act as final review for deliverables developed prior to sending to the Treasury Department for approval.
  • Maintain knowledge of all laws, regulatory, judicial mandates, ordinances, legislative various acts, codes and by-laws set out by Federal, Provincial or Municipal levels of government.

 BUDGET MANAGEMENT

  • Direct and control the section’s budget, ensuring approvals and spending are consistent with operating objectives to ensure budget compliance.
  • Ensure that all financial and procedural requirements are carried out in accordance with corporate financial policies.
  • Use of effective resource and expense management at all times to meet corporate policies and guidelines.

 TEAMWORK AND COOPERATION

  • Ability to foster engagement, debate and discuss building of consensus to achieve Strategic Plan goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment to achieve Strategic Plan goals and objectives while respecting diverse cultural backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Demonstrate success developing and implementing multi-faceted Strategic Plans for diverse stakeholders with wide-ranging impacts.
  • Promote teamwork and integration across the organization.
  • Demonstrate corporate values at all times.

 

Education:

  • Post-secondary degree in Business Administration or other relevant discipline.
  • Master's degree in Business or other relevant discipline is an asset.
    • § Canadian Payroll Association Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) designation is required.

 Experience:

  • 7-10 years’ progressive payroll and benefits experience preferably in both a public and unionized environment is an asset
  • 5-7 years’ leadership experience; Ability to lead, influence, direct and motivate staff
  • Senior management experience in a large highly diversified public or private sector organization

 Special Requirements:

  • Experience leading strategic change to meet organizational goals
  • Strong diplomatic, facilitation, influencing, collaborative and consensus-building skills
  • Expert knowledge of Municipal, Regional, Provincial and Federal Governments, applicable Legislations and awareness of current social, economic and political priorities
  • Ability to interact with internal and external key stakeholders, community groups, government agencies, public and private sector organizations
  • Experience developing policies and procedures and ensuring compliance   
  • Ability to prioritize highly complex tasks with critical deadlines
  • Highly-developed analytical skills for complex problem solving
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office/SharePoint
  • Experience working with a large corporate Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact WMC directly. Any communication and information received will be treated confidentially. Please call or email your resume to David Howes or Chris Poole at WMC:  davidh@wmc.on.ca or chris@wmc.on.ca  416-362-6863 ext.: 230 (David) or ext. 226 (Chris).



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