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Payroll Manager

  • Location

    Staffordshire, England

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits

  • Contact:

    Mel Poulter

  • Contact email:

    melaniepoulter@workwithglee.com

  • Job ref:

    MP4839_1636969735

  • Published:

    21 days ago

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Melanie Poulter

Gleeson Recruitment Group have are looking to appoint a Payroll Manager.

Based in North Birmingham this role's primary purpose is to lead the Payroll team through all aspects of payroll. This role will be hybrid working.

Job Purpose

  • Manage the work and development of a small payroll team. The payroll manager will be responsible leading and motivating a team of payroll colleagues, ensuring robust processes are in place and developing the team to ensure they deliver a first-rate service.
  • Deliver operational effectiveness, hands-on experience of assisting with the day-to-day transactional processing.
  • The role will ensure robust payroll financial controls across the organisation, including control of several payroll portals, ownership/management of the payroll team and the 4 monthly payroll processes.

Main responsibilities


* Coordination and management of payroll providers, monitoring of key service level agreements to ensure service levels are maintained and delivered
* Directly manage a team
* Liaise with finance and operations teams as required.
* Proven experience in managing and overseeing RTI and Auto Enrolment
* Work with HR and Operations to ensure all adjustments are processed effectively
* Provide sound advice regarding complex transactions related to payroll
* Ensure a robust control environment with appropriate reconciliations and reviews
* Support with the completion of external audits
* Working with internal teams (including legal, HR and finance) on the establishment of new entities

Key Skills, Experience and Knowledge

* Excellent interpersonal skills and team leadership
* Strong organisational and management skills
* Ability to build strong relationships based on integrity, trust and respected judgement.
* Flexible with the ability to prioritise effectively and to work in a fast-paced environment.
* Ability to see the big picture while focusing on the process and procedures necessary to produce deliverables.
* Proven people management skills and strong leadership whilst working as part of a high performing teams.
* Attention to detail and accuracy.
* Ability to meet and establish deadlines.


The ideal candidate will have a track record of leading and developing a team of payroll professionals within a dynamic and commercial environment.

Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the confidence to express opinions clearly and the and ability to translate payroll matters and communicate to team and management is essential.

Salary of £45-£55k plus excellent benefits.

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