Interim Payroll Manager

Interim Payroll Manager

  • Location

    Croydon, London

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £20 - £25 per hour + + bens

  • Contact:

    Fiona Price

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Interim Payroll Manager (Sole Charge) - Croydon

£20 - £25ph + bens

Hybrid working (2 days in the office) - modern offices - free parking

I'm delighted to be working with our reputable, growing, fast-paced health-care business in Croydon to seek an experienced, hands-on Interim Payroll Manager to join their finance team. Initially this will be a sole charge Payroll Manager role, with the plan to hire an assistant Payroller within a few months. You will take overall responsibility for the Payroll function, and be pivotal in implementing a new payroll system within the next few months.

You will be joining this friendly, growing business, at a period of rapid growth, so a very exciting time to be joining, due to these expansion plans. This role can either be hired on a pure interim basis, until a permanent person starts, OR on a Temp to perm basis.

As the Interim Payroll Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Responsible for processing of multiple payrolls for over 8 sites, for c700 staff, including the Head Office function, with the growth plan to exceed 15 sites within the next year, and over 1,000 staff
  • Ensure an accurate and timely payroll at all times, including basic pay, payroll taxes, statutory and benefits etc
  • Manage the external payroll vendor contracts - manage on-going service delivery and compliance with various reporting requirements
  • Be instrumental for implementing a new Payroll system, and work closely with the FD to decide on a new system for the business
  • Be responsible for the month-end close, quarter-end and year-end processes as well as responsibly for reviewing/approving journal entries, account reconciliations and accruals
  • Ensure all payroll regulatory filings are completed timely and accurately
  • Lead the payroll development and be responsible for the implementation process for all new sites
  • Partner closely with all internal partners to provide all employees with a first-class onboarding and payroll experience
  • Responsibility for preparing relevant management reports, metrics and statistics as needed
  • Ensure that all payroll training is up to date for all payroll staff (including recruiting new payroll staff into the business)
  • Ensure processes and procedures follow current regulations
  • Respond and resolve all queries relating to payroll in a timely manner
  • Understand tax coding and tax code downloads
  • Liaise with HMRC, as and when needed
  • Submit pension data to the relevant pension providers on a monthly basis
  • P11D processing

The successful Interim Payroll Manager will offer:

  • Experience of working in a similar sole-charge role, and be very hands-on
  • An expert in all areas of payroll and be able to hit the ground running
  • Can think strategically and act operationally
  • Ability to work in a close-knit finance team and adding value
  • The ability to process improve, implement new systems and provide a high attention to detail
  • Be responsive to all situations when needed

My client is happy to move very quickly on CV's and can also this role on a Temp to Perm basis, although applications from candidates on 3 month's notice will also be considered.

Please do get in touch for a full job spec and for further details.


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