Payroll Supervisor/Manager

Accountancy Recruitment Wales Limited
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
08 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Excellent opportunity to join a dynamic, fastmoving business The Payroll Manager will report to the Head of HR and has the following responsibilities:

Purpose of role

  • To accurately, diligently and efficiently process and manage the company’s payroll function. The role incorporates "hands-on" processing of the company’s weekly and monthly pay runs but also demands a sound technical and commercial appreciation of existing and emerging legislation so as to support the Head of HR in providing strong compliance and leadership.
  • The Payroll Manager will liaise with internal stakeholders routinely in gathering data as a perquisite to payroll processing. The Payroll Manager will deal with any queries that arise in respect of payroll matte
  • The Payroll Manager shall lead the company’s routine payroll related compliance in respect of such matters as PAYE, NI, pensions and pensions auto-enrolment, RTI, gender pay gap reporting, and minimum wage legislation
  • In addition to running the company’s payroll, the Payroll Manager will provide general administrative support to the HR function.

Key responsibilities:

  • The management and hands-on administration of the company’s weekly and monthly payroll
  • Ensuring compliance with all applicable law and regulatory pronouncements in payroll related matters
  • Ensuring the timeliness and accuracy of payroll related reporting
  • Dealing with payroll related queries
  • To provide technical advice and collaboration on emerging issues, for example, gender pay gap reporting
  • Ensuring that payroll related disclosures, such as P11Ds and P60s are made on time and accurately
  • Complete milestone tasks as and when they fall due, eg, year-end tax processing
  • To accurately administer the company’s pension scheme
  • To mentor colleagues to provide holiday covet
  • To ensure that company pay and benefit policies and pay structures are adhered to
  • To work with the depots to promote accuracy, completeness and timeliness of data submission
  • To assist in the simplification of the company’s pay structure
  • To assist in the company’s review of payroll related technology solutions
  • To help with general HR related administration duties
  • To assist the company’s Finance function in payroll related reporting matters

Attributes required to successfully undertake the role

  • The role requires excellent technical skills but an outward looking, internal customer focused approach is key to building and maintaining mutually trusting relationships with all stakeholders
  • Experience of working in a busy payroll office and upto date and comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation is required
  • The role requires an independent, intelligent and reasoned thinker, with a strong character and a disposition for compliance. The ability to hold firm in the face of a challenge and apply a rules based approach to payroll management is important but not at the expense of professional and courteous exchanges with colleagues
  • The ability to communicate concisely, accurately and systematically is essential, both verbally and in writing. A good standard of English is therefore required as is the ability to explain technical terms and data in non-technical language
  • The ability to process and analyse large quantities of data is a prerequisite; the job holder must therefore be numerate and analytical. The ability to translate numerical concepts into easily understood terms is also required
  • A broader appreciation of HR and finance topics would be beneficial as would the ability to mentor others. The job holder should be able to demonstrate a desire to add value beyond the company’s payroll function and an ambition to become involved in broader HR matters is encouraged. To undertake the role completely, a commercial perspective is required.

The following knowledge and experience is also highly desirable

  • Previous experience of multi-payroll management
  • A good working knowledge of Opera, Sage, standard Office applications and report writing tool
  • Experience of mentoring and people management
  • Previous experience of a hands-on managerial role within a busy payroll office


  • Ideally qualified to good A-level standard or above
  • A minimum of GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths
  • Partial or student membership of a body such as CIPD or a recognised accountancy body would be advantageous

A competitive salary and benefits are available. Hours of work are 09:00 to 17:00 with some flexibility required and given