Payroll Manager

Competitive | Maidenhead | Permanent

IQ Talent Solutions

Posted 17 days ago

IQ Talent Solutions

Our client is a leading provider of engineering solutions. Due to expansion they’re seeking to recruit a Senior Payroll Manager to based from Maidenhead, where there is a hybrid working policy in place. The role will pay a competitive salary.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about payroll with a keen eye for detail.

What is expected of the Senior Payroll Manager?

  • Ensure the weekly and monthly payrolls are processed accurately, on time and in line with business and legislative requirements.
  • Lead and develop a small team of payroll experts.
  • Work with the existing team and other stakeholders to set up and establish the system, process, controls and team accountabilities for the new in-house payroll service. This will include system testing, parallel running and system cutover.
  • Own and Manage the Oracle payroll system, ensuring changes to the payroll are made in a controlled and effective manner.
  • Define and manage an appropriate payroll control environment meeting our clients financial and audit requirements.
  • Act as the Company Subject Matter Expert on payroll, advising team members and other colleagues as required.
  • Issue cash, cheques or bank transfers for employee payments, depending on the business.
  • Work with HMRC to ensure all statutory reporting requirements are met.
  • Audit the payroll to make sure it satisfies all government regulations.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders such as Finance and Audit to ensure that payroll information is accurate and managed in line with financial controls.
  • Carry out payroll data analysis and reporting.
  • Develop and improve payroll procedure in line with best practice.
  • Work together with other members of the HR Services Leadership Team to develop the overall HR Service to be as efficient and effective as possible and a great place to work.

What we look for in a Senior Payroll Manager?

  • Payroll Manager experience ideally within an HR function with a similar sized payroll including running of a weekly and monthly payrolls.
  • Significant exposure to a fast-paced payroll environment including Payroll Advisory knowledge.
  • CIPP Level 5 qualified
  • An expert in tax and payroll legislative requirements and the implementation of change
  • Experience of pensions to include auto-enrolment and/or contractual enrolment.
  • Sound knowledge of payroll/pension statutory requirements
  • Sound knowledge of benefit processing and year-end P11D reporting
  • Experience in managing data interfaces and automation of data & input/uploads.
  • Development, review and operation of Payroll process and controls including experience working with internal and external audit.
  • Deductive reasoning for analysing raw payroll data and using it to develop and refine payroll policies.
  • Advanced IT skills, including the use of MS Excel to interpret data.
  • Experience in analysis of data and production of meaningful reports.
  • Running a payroll using the Oracle Payroll System.
  • Excellent team management and leadership skills, including the development and mentoring of team members.
  • Strong collaboration, communication and team working skills.
  • Sound knowledge of pensions administration in payroll

What the Senior Payroll Manager will receive?

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Hybrid working
  • Opportunity to work for a leading brand

InterQuest Group is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy. InterQuest Group is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, religion/belief, race, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, sex or sexual orientation. Please make us aware if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process.