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Vacancy Details

Job TitlePayroll Manager
Salary£30,000 - £33,000


Our client who is an industry leader in Compliance, Tax, Audit and Payroll for Construction Businesses, is looking for an experience Payroll Manager.




Lead and manage all aspects of the payment function, ensuring compliance with the latest relevant legislation, statutory filing deadlines, and internal management reporting requirements, liaising with the relevant parties where appropriate.


Support the Head of Operations and Accounts Manager in managing the department on a day to day basis.


Key Accountability


  • Co-ordinate and delegate accurate payroll preparation, processing and distribution

  • Increase employee engagement by ensuring the company values, goals and objectives are communicated and understood by employees and they are committed to their achievement

  • Champion the departments objectives and vision to increase team engagement and successful achievement which in turn contributes to the achievement of the overall company goals and objectives

  • Assist with the achievement of company growth plans through the provision of quality customer service within the payments team

  • Ensure timely and accurate processing and completion of payroll and contractor payment activities

  • Ensure appropriate control procedures are in place in line with department KPI‘s

  • Accountable for all payroll team members

  • Accountable for accurate and efficient completion of all payment tasks


Key Responsibilities


  • Creates KPI‘s for the department and measure and assesses staff against them

  • Set up, update and manage efficient work systems and effective internal controls within the payment function, ensuring that processing errors are minimised, and changes are reflected accurately and promptly

  • Prepare reports and replies to third party requests

  • Balance the payment accounts and ensure discrepancies are resolved

  • Provide high quality advice on payment-related matters, responding to queries and liaising with departmental managers, staff and HMRC as necessary.

  • Maintain the department‘s training manual by creating and updating policies and procedures

  • Maintain staff resources by recruiting, selecting, inducting, and training employees

  • Plan, monitor and appraise job results for continuous improvement

  • Create payments induction material for new starters

  • Identify employees training needs, and provide relevant training where necessary

  • Ensure new and existing staff are trained to a high standard and development plans are in place for those expressing an interest in promotion or increased responsibility

  • Ensure client valuations are accurately processed and invoiced

  • Continually review existing processes and systems, with a view to innovate new practices, develop new or improved procedures and recommend and implement changes leading to best practice operations

  • Provide Head of Operations, Payments and Accounts with a weekly update on progress and any issues arising

  • Manage the year end close-down procedures internally and in line with HMRC guidelines

  • Be first point of contact on all matters relating to the payments team.




  • Manage daily operation of payments, measuring and monitoring output for quality and speed of execution. In conjunction with the Head of Department, take the necessary performance management steps to improve standards where necessary


  • Assist the Head of Department with appraisals and performance reviews and implement any development or performance management plans in line with the company‘s growth plans


  • Provide support for general office administration where required


  • Ensure policies and procedures are in place to protect the business against risk and support the provision of quality best practice processes


  • Understand the company and your own responsibilities regarding Health & Safety and report any non-conformances to the Head of Operations


  • Work in compliance with company policy and procedures regarding security of data and GDPR. Report any potential infringements or omissions in processes that may leave the company open to breaches


  • Carry out such other duties as are consistent with the job-holders‘ knowledge and skills and are necessary for the satisfactory attainment of the objectives of Ardent Tide and requested related companies





Limits of Authority


The job holder must not:


1.    Authorise or action expenditure

2.    Recruit or dismiss staff

3.    Add, amend or remove existing procedures without prior authority from the Head of Department