Senior Payroll Manager

Senior Payroll Manager

  • Location

    Nuneaton and Bedworth, Warwickshire

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits

  • Contact:

    Laura Parkes

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Gleeson Recruitment Group are supporting an International Brand with their need to recruit a UK Senior Payroll Manager on a permanent basis; In this newly created role you will be working within the People Team of a fantastic organisation.

Location: Nuneaton / West Midlands

Salary: Up to £55k + excellent benefits

Duration: Permanent

Hours: Full time, Flexible Working, Hybrid

About the Business

This is a business bucking the trend and has grown over 130% since March 2020 and managed to continue on their growth trajectory. They're looking for individuals who have a genuine connection with the business, who are passionate about what they do, and really embody the business culture. This role is genuinely seen as a pivotal role in the business, where the payroll department is the central function to keep the business performing with a focus on employee experience.

About the Role

You will be welcomed into a collaborative, supportive and trusting department with a supportive senior leadership team which truly values their employees. You will be expected to manage your own workload, hybrid working is on offer, with lots of flexibility. Responsible for supporting the small Payroll team ensure the smooth collation of all data through to payment.

Given their recent growth, the scope for this role is huge, with potential to work with international teams, be involved in projects, opening of new sites, system implementations and developing business rewards as part of ongoing continuous improvement.

This role inherits a small team, and comes with extensive autonomy and creative freedom.

Role Purpose

To ensure that payroll is processed accurately, efficiently complying with pension, governance, and legislative guidelines. Guiding and managing the team to ensure errors are at a minimum.

Duties & Responsibilities (Full Job Description Available)

  • Responsible for end-to-end payroll processing for over 2000 employees, liaising with providers around pension, governance, and compliance, and be the main point of contact for payroll issues.
  • Meet all financial, payroll and pension deadlines as required
  • Develop current payroll processes and policies
  • Ensure compliance with all legislative and statutory requirements relating to payroll and pensions.
  • Work with managers to educate and improve accuracy in relation to payroll tasks
  • Maintain a strong high-performing team through effective training, coaching, team building, performance management and resource planning.
  • Be involved in identifying and implementing continuous improvements strategies to improve efficiencies across the function, as well as taking on project work
  • Management of the external payroll vendor contracts, including the on-going management of SLAs, service delivery.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience in processing hourly and salaried payroll, including maintenance of payroll records both monthly and weekly.
  • Experienced in a start to finish payroll function of over 1000
  • Knowledgeable of current pension, governance, and compliance legislation
  • Experience of using external payroll
  • Experienced in managing a payroll team


  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Advanced level of competence in MS applications - particularly Excel
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is essential
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Proactive and able to use initiative and work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to develop strong, professional relationships with colleagues and customers

As a senior payroll manager this is permanent full time position with a starting salary of £55k.

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