Payroll Manager

Novia Recruitment
18 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Purpose of the Position:

To process and control the payroll and pension activities for all UK subsidiaries. Delivering an efficient payroll and pension service, managing outsourced service provider (ADP).


  • Degree qualified or equivalent, demonstrable practical experience.

Professional Experience and/or Qualifications:

  • CIPD qualified an advantage.
  • Monthly payroll processing experience at management level for a minimum of 200 heads across multi sites.
  • Strong pensions experience including auto-enrolment.

Additional Skills:

  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills both internally and externally to payroll provider.
  • Experience with ADP (desirable) or similar large scale payroll system and interface with EPR system.

Key Indicators:

  • Completion of payroll on time, accurately.
  • Strong communication skills, ability to build strong relationships with multiple stakeholders.
  • Understand pensions, and other staff benefits.
  • Strong understanding of HR and Payroll matters.
  • Evidence of critical thinking and problem-solving.
  • A grasp of accounting would be desirable.
  • Headcount validation and ability to forecast salary and budget.

Indicative Main Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Process and validate monthly payroll for 1000+ employees, multiple contract types.
  • Identify and validate out reports, and extensive checking of data to deliver accuracy.
  • To manage all aspects of the Company’s pension scheme including the auto-enrolment process and maintaining up to date information of the scheme.
  • Liaise with actuaries and Pension Scheme Trustees and other third party stakeholders.
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes and new initiatives.