Payroll Manager

June 16, 2022
£35000 - £45000 / year

Job Description

Job Role; Payroll Manager

Location; North Manchester – on site car parking

Salary; c £35,000 – £45,000 – salary offered will be line with working experience – the benefits package is comprehensive

Consultants; Karen Reynolds and Josh Hallett

With our Client – long established leading British Brand is looking to appoint a Payroll Manager – reporting to the Head of HR and Head of Finance the Payroll Manager will work as part of the Senior Management Team

The Payroll Manager will be responsible for managing statutory / regulatory compliance matters such as P60s, P11Ds, P45s, real time information requirements and pension auto-enrolment. 

In addition, with a view to continuously improve the service we offer, the role holder will be asked to review the payroll system to see how the user experience can be improved (for example through employee and manager self-service, through capturing additional information about our employees etc.)

Essential Duties Include:

  • Ensuring people are paid on time, accurately, across multiple payrolls;
  • Ensuring monthly compliance requirements are met, including PAYE and National Insurance calculations and submittals;
  • Ensuring other compliance requirements are met (e.g. annual reporting requirements, P60s, P11Ds, P45s etc.);
  • Working with HR to ensure people being put onto payroll are legally allowed to work in the UK;
  • Supporting other key payroll related processes such as administering bonus schemes, pay reviews or implementing other pay settlements;
  • Ensuring compliance when rules change (e.g. tax or NI process changes, or introduction of new requirements);
  • Managing the UK stakeholder pension scheme, ensuring auto-enrolment is conducted correctly and pension remittances are made on time;
  • Managing all other benefits that are provided to employees;
  • Maintaining accurate and up to date records that are easily auditable internally and by external third parties;
  • Working with internal and external auditors when required to furnish payroll related information;
  • Support acquisitions as and where required through onboarding new employees on to payroll;
  • As and where appropriate, running improvement projects such as introducing manager and employee self-service, potentially a UK HR information system etc.

Person Specification


  • Have managed a complex payroll with experience of having managed senior employee and shop floor employees, where frequent month to month changes are applied (e.g. overtime);
  • Have worked / are familiar with ADP [system name];
  • Have managed benefits processes including pension
  • Have been involved in audit processes either via third party auditors or via HMRC audits

Knowledge / Skills

  • Excellent Excel capability
  • Understand UK national insurance and PAYE requirements and keep up to date on latest developments in them
  • Familiar with multiple payroll systems / self-service capabilities


  • Can demonstrate a high-level of integrity and confidentiality;
  • Good at problem solving;
  • Builds relationships and collaborates with others – doesn’t just rely on the process;
  • Empathetic
  • High levels of numeracy and good written English essential.