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Vacancy Details

Job TitlePayroll Team Leader
Salary£40,000 - £50,000


Payroll Elite are partnered with this large national organisation to recruit an experience Payroll Team Leader to join their large UK and Ireland Payroll Team based in Reading.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team including assisting with hiring, coaching and appraising

  • Lead and oversee the administration of weekly and four weekly payrolls, ensuring that payrolls are paid accurately and on time

  • Help ensure that the team is compliant with relevant rules and legislation

  • Finalisation and payment processing in respect of company payrolls

  • Overseeing pension administration and returns

  • Applying PAYE regulations and company rules on calculating and entering company and statutory payments

  • Drive team performance including identifying improvements and efficiencies

  • Lead on knowledge of tax and other regulations in relation to team support

  • Assist with monthly reconciliation process and resolution of any payroll discrepancies

  • Demonstrate and maintain a positive customer service focus to both internal and external payroll customers

  • Work cross functionally with other departments

  • Oversee the validation and processing of spreadsheets

  • Check and sign correspondence where required

  • Assist with year-end duties such as balancing, reconciliations. Process P11D information and PSA returns

  • Develop team members and perform activities that help with long term retention of team members

  • Support the administration of the flexitime system for head office employees

  • Assist with special projects related to the payroll function

  • Research and prepare special reports for management and ensure reporting needs within the company are met

  • Validate and process EDI & RTI files

  • Carry out problem and error analysis including period end checks

  • Support growth in the company

  • Other duties as may be required



Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • 10+ years payroll experience is required with some experience of managing people

  • Hands-on approach to problem solving

  • Able to step in and out of day-to-day payroll related activities where required to support the team

  • Detailed knowledge of tax regulations including RTI, auto enrolment and year end processes.

  • Demonstrable experience of working to deadlines and performing duties under pressure.

  • Microsoft Excel knowledge to at least Intermediate level.

  • Ability to see through tasks fully with minimal support ensuring team is kept on board and fully informed

  • Strong analytical ability and excellent communication skills.


Personal Attributes:

  • Highly organised, detail-oriented, possessing the ability to effectively prioritise projects and deliverables whilst meeting deadlines

  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise work schedule for self and team and work within agreed timescales.

  • Excellent attention to detail and an ability to analyse and interrogate high volumes of data as well as demonstrating an ability to focus on higher level overview.

  • Proven ability in managing sensitive matters whilst ensuring all Primark information remains confidential to the business.

  • Be a collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal/communication skills.

  • Proven ability in developing effective working relationships across all levels of the organisation.

  • Operates with a high level of integrity, diplomacy, tact and professionalism.

  • Effective and persuasive presentation skills, including the ability to present complex information in an understandable manner to all areas of the business.

  • Ability to lead, influence and coach others.

  • Sound judgement, unquestionable ethics and integrity with high degree of transparency and trust.


Competitive salary

  • Up to 15% bonus based on company and individual performance

  • 27 days holiday

  • Up to 10% employer pension contribution

  • BUPA cover