Head of Payroll

Job Title: Head of Payroll
Contract Type:
Location: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
  • £35,000 - £40,000
  • Contact Name: Kate Goodman
    Job Published:
    REF: BBBH4374

    Job description:

    Vanilla Recruitment

    We’re looking for an experienced Payroll Manager to join our client who has seen continued growth and to lead their Payroll Services team servicing clients across the UK. This role will be based in Wellingborough though the initial role will be based from home. It will then transfer into a part home / office-based role and will involve travel to client sites and other locations as advised by the company.


    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Day-to-day management of Payroll Services team
    • Providing training, coaching and development
    • Ensuring robust processes are in place and followed
    • Overall responsibility for
    • The accurate and timely processing of all payrolls
    • Processing multiple payrolls and managing tax, NI and statutory payments
    • Dealing with RTI and pension auto-enrolment including liaison with pension providers
    • Payroll reconciliations
    • Producing payroll reports for clients
    • Assisting clients and their employees with any queries as well as HMRC
    • Ensure compliance and legislation is current and maintained
    • Running internal audits & reviews of payroll team to ensure high standards in processing & customer service
    • Client account management
    • Managing the relationship with the Payroll software providers
    • Participate in business development and marketing initiatives aimed at growing payroll services
    • Sales and Marketing support
    • Pre-sales support/demonstrations
    • Client-side Consultancy: Process re-engineering, reports identification/testing, internal roll out, UAT, Payroll SME, Parallel runs, training, post-live support etc
    • Data Migration activities
    • Implementation projects for customers of our partners
    • The postholder is expected to be trained/certified in partner products. This will be determined based on demand and the needs of the organisation
    • Day-to-day management of the Sage Intacct helpdesk support team


    Skills and experience required:

    • CIPP qualified
    • Previous experience of working within a payroll bureau or multi-site group structures, and previous payroll team leader, supervisor or manager experience is essential
    • You must have end to end payroll experience
    • Payroll software implementation experience desirable
    • Finance system skills and knowledge would be advantageous
    • A strong team ethic with good people management skills
    • Strong Microsoft Office skills, Excel
    • Outgoing personality
    • Good attention to detail
    • Must be well organised and capable of managing various clients simultaneously
    • Excellent command of English (speaking, reading, writing and listening)
    • Valid UK driving licence and car owner


    Hours of work:

    • Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00 (40 hour working week)


    Salary and benefits:

    • Up to £40,000
    • 20 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays
    • On-site parking
    • NEST Pension

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