Being responsible for all payroll-related tasks, the Payroll Manager will develop suitable processes to enable a smooth-running payroll system, making sure all staff - whether contract, full-time or part-time - receive the correct amount of pay on time.
You will oversee the management of the payroll team, their ongoing training and motivation. You will pass on your in-depth working knowledge of payroll tax, legislation and codes of practice to them and keep up-to-date with changing laws and procedures, as well as in-house codes of practice.
You will be responsible for the authorisation all payroll payments, whether they be weekly or monthly, as well as overseeing the payment of any bonuses or overtime, if applicable. You must show high levels of professionalism at all times, as you will be expected to deal with enquiries from external auditors and governmental agencies. With a thorough, analytical mind you must be able to process huge amounts of data and problem solve.
From payroll preparation and production, to creating IT solutions to successfully carry out the company's payroll requirements, the role is a challenging one both practical, strategic and analytical. Other responsibilities may include tax reporting and maintenance of the payroll system, as well as developing new systems, driving your proposed changes through the department and training staff accordingly.
You will also be expected to process new employees details and add them to the payroll system, keep all data regularly updated and ensure its accuracy and process monthly and tax year end reports. You must be able to communicate in a highly professional manner, and be able to respond to queries from the likes of the HMRC.