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Payroll Manager

Contract Type
This is an excellent opportunity for a Payroll Manager to be based in Manchester - Accounting and Finance - Commerce and Industry

Job Description


Responsible for the monthly payroll process, ensuring all payroll documentation is managed in a timely manner, with a high level of accuracy, to include:

The input and processing of payroll data for 500+ employees, including processing starter, leavers, contractual changes, benefits, statutory changes etc.

When all information is input and complete, to run payroll reports for checking by third party

To review and resolve any payroll discrepancies that arise

HMRC reporting

Provide timely Pension information, ensuring payments are made within legal time frame

Pensions administration, including auto-enrolment and salary exchange schemes

To reconcile and raise payment requests for third party payments, including benefits providers

Set up new starters on the company system

To administer salary amendment letters

Benefits administration, including supplier liaison and assisting with renewal administration. Including Life Assurance, PHI, Childcare Vouchers

To handle all payroll and benefit queries and ensure that information given is accurate

To assist Senior Management with preparation of information and financial reports for budget, salary review and bonus purposes as required

To provide reports and relevant statistical information to support the Gender Pay Gap reporting

To complete and process correspondence from internal and external sources

To work closely with HR to encourage open and timely communication

To complete financial references

Proactively keeping up to date with new payroll legislation and compliance

To maintain clear and concise payroll procedures

Implementation and evaluation of procedures and processes to ensure the function is run in the most efficient way

Assist external auditors in their performance of regular audits; answer questions, locate materials, explain procedures and policies as requested

In line with Company policy and procedures; to administer and co-ordinate Contractor paperwork to ensure company fulfils its obligations in accurate verification of employment status and complete associated paperwork

Maintain files and records related to the Company's payroll system, ensuring filing is completed on a timely basis

Ensure the Company GDPR policies are followed at all times to protect payroll operations, payroll records and maintain a high level of employee confidentiality


Strong knowledge of current payroll legislation

Ability to keep good financial records and to prepare routine financial reports

Be a confident communicator, able to create effective working relationships at all levels, both internally and externally

IT competent with good knowledge of Excel, including pivot tables and other functions

Impeccable attention to detail and accuracy

First class written and oral communication skills

Knowledge of personnel procedures and good working practice

Excellent time management skills

Knowledge of Statutory payments (SMP, SSP etc.)

Advanced Excel skills

Intermediate Word skills

Strong payroll experience at a high level or in a standalone Payroll position

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