Payroll Manager

Date Posted
14th June 2018
Job Title
Accounts & Payroll Clerk
Job Type
Temporary / Contract

Job Description Apply: Payroll Manager

Payroll Manager

6 months contact

Based in Warwick

Job Purpose

To manage the Payroll and Reward Team within HR Services to ensure the effective and timely provision of payroll processing services.

Key Accountabilities

  • Workload planning: Ensure all work in the team is effectively planned and executed ensuing optimum use of resources and timely delivery to internal and external customers
  • Non-Standard Workload: Provide for effective planning and execution of non-standard activities ie Directors Emoluments, Sharesave launches, HRSP, so that these can be effectively accommodated alongside normal activities and ensure such additional workload in executed in a timely manner without prejudicing or compromising to other work.
  • SOX and Business Controls: Ensure all key SOX and business controls operate in accordance with documented process. Review regularly liaising with internal and external auditors to ensure compliance and external regulatory and audit compliance.
  • Process Improvement and Optimisation: Regularly review operating processes in the team and drive process improvements in the Payroll and Reward activities to realise quantifiable benefits.
  • Issue escalation: Ensure appropriate escalation of issues where necessary to facilitate timely resolution.
  • Metrics and KPIs: Design, put in place and monitor appropriate metrics to ensure effective performance and continuous improvement in the work of the team.
  • Management Support: Provide general support to the Head of HR Services in the fulfilment of their management duties and contribute to the overall optimisation of service provision by Shared Services HR.
  • Compliance: Ensure legislative compliance throughout all payroll activities irrespective of where the process is delivered.
  • Performance Management: Review team performance against business objectives, SLA's and KPI's to ensure effective service delivery.

Generic accountabilities

  • Team Management: Manage the Payroll and Rewards Team to ensure clarity of accountability and that the team is appropriately resourced, skilled and motivated to optimise its contribution to the HR Services function.
  • Workload planning: Ensure all work in the team is effectively planned and executed to optimise use of resources and timely delivery to internal and external customers
  • Internal Relationships: Manage relationships with key stakeholders in relation to payroll and reward activities to facilitate effective working.
  • External Relationships: Manage relationships with applicable third parties to facilitate and efficient and quality driven service by managing against contractual kpi's .

Critical Success Factors

  • Development of a Payroll and Reward strategy aligned to business strategy
  • Development of a workforce that is responsive to change
  • Development of a flexible workforce capable of meeting business needs
  • Development of a high performance culture

Knowledge, Experience and Technical Know How

  • Knowledge of payroll and accounting processes
  • Knowledge of legislation relating to UK payroll
  • Team Leadership and vision
  • Financial acumen
  • Relevant SAP knowledge
  • Detailed knowledge of T&Cs and HR Policies
  • Contract Management
  • Commercial Awareness


  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills; strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to and manage change
  • Ability to set and manage customer expectations
  • Ability to manage outsourced providers (desirable)
  • Ability to think and operate at both a tactical and a strategic levels
  • Strong networking and collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrable passion and commitment to excellence in continuous improvement and quality
  • Strong results orientation
  • Ability to problem solve



  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP)


  • Chartered Institute.

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