Payroll Manager

The PCS Group
34000.00 - 38000.00 GBP Annual + GBP34,000 - GBP38,000 P.A
15 Jun 2017
27 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Long established North London Company are looking for a Payroll Manager to oversee the smooth running of the Payroll department. The Payroll Manager will be responsible for 600 employees' remuneration. You would also be responsible for managing the company's pensions and benefits payments as well as maintaining payroll accounts and employee records. Working in a friendly team environment, this will be a very rewarding role for the successful candidate.

Reports to: Director of Administration/HR
Responsible for: Payroll Administrator
Position Full Time - Permanent
Salary GBP34,000 - GBP38,000 P.A

Job summary
To have full responsibility for the payroll department. You will be expected to coordinate and manage three pay runs each month across two different companies within the group, ensuring the employer and employee PAYE are managed and paid in good time.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assisted by the Payroll Administrator, you will process three monthly payroll for approx. 600 employees by the established deadline using computerised payroll software
  • Check and process timesheets for both cleaners and security staff and input/import into accounts software
  • Ensure all wages are within the clients allocated budget
  • Administer all statutory payments of SSP, SMP, SSP, SAP and maintaining accurate records of all sick/maternity/parental leave
  • Impend all Attachment orders ensuring correct payments are taken from employees and sending out cheques to the relevant companies by the deadline
  • Reconcile all three monthly payrolls
  • Submit all FPS submissions on or before pay dates
  • Manage the production of payslips, P45's and pension letters and despatch promptly
  • Investigate and correct any payroll or tax discrepancies and errors
  • Sending BACS payments for wages, Inland Revenue and ad hoc payments
  • Sole charge of the company pension scheme including responsibility for Auto Enrolment, sending out all pension correspondence, ensuring correct deductions are made from employees, enrolling new joiners and making contribution payments to the pension company
  • Applying for DBS checks online for all senior members of staff
  • Manage and process all paperwork associated with employment changes and variations to contracts with the HR Director
  • Update tax codes and RTI information
  • All Year End procedures, despatching P60's and updating all the payroll software
  • Producing TUPE information for outgoing contracts
  • Provide training and support to the Payroll Administrator

Key Skills

  • Experience and understanding of payroll related compliance
  • Good understanding of TUPE
  • Excellent team player
  • A respect for confidentiality
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to problem solve
  • Ability to use own initiative


  • Minimum 5 years payroll experience
  • Detailed Knowledge of PAYE, RTI, Auto-enrolment and FPS
  • Experience of making BACS payments


  • Experience of Access Payroll/Accounts software

Personal Attributes

  • Enthusiastic
  • Very Organised
  • Assertive
  • Team Player Full Job description available for short listed applicants