Payroll Manager

Payroll Manager

  • Location

    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits

  • Contact:

    Mel Poulter

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Gleeson Recruitment Group have been appointed to recruit a Payroll Manager based in Cambridge. Salary up to £65k plus excellent benefits.

Job Purpose: Manage the running of the group payroll function for 35 payrolls a month in 30 locations, including managing external payroll providers, managing an internal team of 5 direct reports and liaising with key stakeholders on all areas of remuneration.

Key monthly role requirements:

  • Responsible for the timely and accurate delivery of all elements of employee pay and benefits
  • Coordination and management of global payroll providers, including the management of deliverable and approval of invoicing. Monitoring of key service level agreements to ensure service levels are maintained and delivered
  • Overseeing the completion of payroll year end activity and declarations including the submission to relevant tax authorities
  • Directly manage a team of 5 currently who are processing all payrolls either directly or through local third-party providers
  • Liaise with the commissions team to ensure that all commission plans are being appropriately and timely paid
  • Proven experience in managing and overseeing RTI and Auto Enrolment
  • Work with HR to ensure all adjustments are processed effectively
  • Partner with accounting team regarding GL changes, cost centre additions and other organizational changes
  • Provide sound advice regarding complex transactions related to payroll
  • Ensure a robust control environment with appropriate reconciliations, reviews and segregations of duty.
  • Support with the completion of external audits.


  • Working with an in-house onboarding team (including legal, HR and finance) on the establishment of new entities within the group, in ensuring that all new payrolls are appropriately set up.
  • Assist in the preparation and analysis required for gender pay disclosures
  • Other ad hoc duties as required
  • Working with internal teams including HR, Legal and Commissions team in the UK and abroad.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Experience of working in a multi national organization
  • Demonstrable experience of managing diverse teams
  • Proven experience of designing and implementing structures, processes and systems


  • Helpful, flexible, pro-active approach to work, a team player with a willingness to tackle both new and routine tasks
  • Dynamic, responsible and highly organised with the ability to manage multiple streams of work within defined timelines
  • Confident in addressing and escalating matters with colleagues in order to resolve underlying issues
  • Effective communication skills with finance and non-finance staff, collaborative nature and proactive team player.

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