Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire
Salary: Up to £45000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Bank Holidays
Posted: about 2 months ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Office Support
Contact Name: Jason Smith

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Payroll Project Lead

Job Description

Position Payroll Project Lead FTC 6 Month Contract

Location Working from home with the ability to visit Chippenham,

Salary £45k

Ref 73545

My client is looking for an experienced Payroll Project Lead, to join the Merlin Project team, within the Payroll and T&A workstream. Project Merlin is a change program engaged to replace the current back-office solutions for HR, Payroll and Finance. The successful candidate will work with the project team to take the second implementation phase of payroll through complete testing, parallel running and into a live environment. Remote working will be supported but attendance to Chippenham Office will be required particularly for the design playbacks and UAT.

Duties and responsibilities:

Understand my client's business requirements, Payroll processes, approvals & workflows, work patterns and rules-based calculations. With the ability to assess the impact of adopting the relevant Oracle standard processes.

Build strong working relationships between the Payroll and Project Merlin Team. Collaborating with the System Integrator Functional Consultants to ensure alignment with business and Oracle processes under the Adopt and Adapt methodology.

Work with key resources that will need to input into design decisions and provide that input into the requirements and design activities. To ensure the optimum end to end solution is leveraged.

Lead on all Payroll testing activities, including UAT, continually reviewing Payroll test scenarios to ensure all eventualities are covered and within scope.

Support on all data migration activities, cut over planning and all aspects of implementation.

Lead on all Payroll parallel run activities, ensuring all Payroll operational tasks are delivered within the agreed project timelines. Working in collaboration with the Payroll and Project team to effectively manage all risks and issues.

Lead on the live running of Payroll as it moves from implementation to business as usual. Identifying any issues and addressing accordingly, providing post go live support.

Ensure a full handover is done with the payroll team to ensure payroll runs smoothly within the live environment.

Help define Best Practice Payroll Processes and Reporting requirements from Payroll Production through to general ledger.

Understanding of my clients Kronos solution and integration and Oracle Time and Labour scope of operation.

Identify change impacts and work with the business to understand the changes required to working practises and behaviour.

Owner of level 5 processes and ensure that the designed solution is operationalised to operating procedures, key metrics and reporting.

Input into the design of any Payroll training material and delivery planning.

Maintain a holistic view of the wider workstreams to ensure that collaboration is sought to overcome any perceived conflict presented by a system process with another workstream.

Experience, skills and attributes:

Extensive Payroll Knowledge and understanding of UK payroll legislation

Experience of Payroll Project Delivery

Experience of Oracle Cloud

Future thinking with and curious and open mind

High degrees of initiative, accuracy, efficiency, and attention to detail

Able to work at pace and be pragmatic

Problem Solving

Ability to take a logical and practical approach

Clear customer focus

Team player

Concern for deadline and quality requirements

Influencing skills and engagement with differing client groups

Ability to multitask, work to deadlines, prioritise under pressure

Excellent organisational skills

Understanding of process improvement and business change

If you require any further information please call myself on 07500 494 450


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