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Vacancy Details

Job TitlePayroll Manager


Our client is looking for an experience Payroll Manager who can lead by example, have strong attention to detail and are focused on continuous improvements.



Job Purpose:


Responsible for managing a small team, ensuring that the high standards of the bureau are maintained. Taking part in shaping change by continually improving processes and practices whilst processing a personal allocation of complex payroll.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Line manager to payroll operations team members; supporting and motivating them remotely


  • Ensure all client payrolls are processed accurately and that payslips, statutory returns and reports are produced and validated in the agreed timeframe


  • Ensure compliance with statutory and pension scheme requirements, e.g., P11Ds, auto- enrolment HMRC


  • Develop/review/update operational policies and procedures to ensure statutory compliance and alignment with the company`s strategy and plans, ensuring stakeholder engagement and effective implementation.


  • Ensure the validation and reconciliation of post-payroll output and the production of costing files are completed.


  • Ensure the preparation and reconciliation of month-end payments to external agencies, such as HMRC, pensions and other agreed 3rd parties


  • Work closely with the other Team Leaders to ensure that processes are effective and efficient, taking an active role in service development/improvement activities


  • Workload allocation; provide cover for other Team Leaders in their absence e.g. sickness & holiday


  • Enable provision of cover of all payrolls.


  • Ensure that business goals are clearly communicated in staff reviews and linked to individual and team objectives.


  • Participate in the recruitment process


  • Undertake day-to-day payroll activity to ensure practical knowledge and smooth running of the service.


  • First level response to any client‘s service quality concerns and complaints


  • Contribute as part of the management team in the working meeting


  • Ensure any required training/development for the team is planned for


  • Keep up to date with relevant regulations, legislation, software upgrades, pension changes, supporting the action and implementing changes where necessary and ensure payroll team are fully informed of any such changes


  • Promote privacy awareness, manage and oversee the deployment of Data Protection Regulations and Data Protection Policies


  • Carrying out other duties and projects appropriate as may be directed by the Operations Manager



Experience required:


  • A payroll professional who has demonstrable experience of processing complex payrolls (weekly and monthly) end-to-end, with an expert understanding of UK payroll legislation and best practice.

  • You will have expert understanding of the legal and statutory requirements regarding the payroll function, notably PAYE, NIC, SSP, SMP, ShPP, SAP and loans/court orders.

  • You must have previous experience of managing a payroll function within a payroll bureau environment and will be able to adapt quickly to new software.

  • You will have an innate ability to lead, manage and influence your team remotely, within a results-driven culture whilst promoting new and innovate ways of working.

  • Performance management skills for coaching and mentoring to ensure that levels of performance remain consistently high within your team; performing performance appraisals with your team.

  • A continuous improvement mindset - taking responsibility for when change is required and working collaboratively to make change happen effectively.

  • You will be confident with excellent problem-solving capabilities; you will need to have first- rate communication skills and have a passion for delivering superior customer service.

  • Previous experience of working in a bureau environment is highly advantageous.