Payroll Manager

Payroll Elite
£50000 - £55000/annum
20 May 2017
19 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Firm of Accountants in London are looking for an experience Payroll Manager who has managed a small team.

Job Specification

The Payroll Manager will manage a small portfolio of clients with the same responsibilities as a Payroll Administrator. These are detailed in the job specification for that role.

The higher-level services completed by the Payroll Manager include working on the most complex and demanding clients; being involved in the sign off of payments using the BACS system, line managing the Payroll Administrator's and generally assisting with their development; assisting with the set up of new clients; developing higher level skills in terms of the use of the payroll software; and provision of these deliverables in an accurate and timely way.

It is an essential part of the role that a Payroll Manager builds strong relationships with clients at all levels and of differing cultures and personalities. Communication within the wider part of the organisation's team is also key to the successful completion of the Payroll Manager role.

The role requires significant interaction with both the team and client staff. In the team there will be interaction with Payroll Supervisors and Administrators and with the wider HR and accounting teams who may work on the same clients. A good Payroll Manager will communicate with these individuals on a regular basis to be sure that information is shared but will take personal responsibility for the work they are completing rather than rely on these other individuals. Contacts at the client will range from administrators to controller and/or CFO level staff. As such the Payroll Manager, will need to be confident in communicating with people in clear and concise written English, in both technical and non-technical terminology, and as importantly, in clear spoken terms.

Each Payroll Manager is assigned a portfolio of work. It is the nature of a more senior role within a small team that we will always try and react to our clients' needs and to improve the way we run our business. A Payroll Manager should be able to deal with such requirements on a day-to-day basis and will try to identify and highlight where we can improve the ways in which we work.

The payroll team is a genuinely supportive and collaborative working environment and each Payroll Manager is a significant part of generating and maintaining this atmosphere. The development of this team atmosphere is a key part of the role and the leadership that the Payroll Manager demonstrates allows the team to continue to function autonomously, with almost all team members enjoying long, enjoyable and successful careers.

An outstanding Payroll Manager should be seeking to develop their interpersonal and technical skills where they consistently demonstrate a willingness to deliver excellent client service, to develop others within the team.

Each Payroll Manager will report to a Director of the company