Payroll Manager | St Albans | £50k


A modern accountancy firm that are growing with 4 offices across Herts, Beds and London are looking for a Payroll Manager to head up and develop a new outsourced payroll department.

This is a new and interesting role that you can make your own, it’s a challenge and an opportunity to grow and develop with the business.

You will be managing a team of five clients to ensure an excellent level of service, overseeing the payroll function, looking at process and systems in order to make efficiencies and develop the team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing an excellent payroll service to clients

  • Building the image of the payroll function by offering consistently high levels of service and quality of work

  • Assessing the current processes and policies in place, and implementing new ideas and structures, in order to minimise errors and inefficiencies

  • Continually assessing working practices, looking for continuous improvement

  • Providing vision for the future of the department and help drive future growth

  • Managing and maintaining a team of five; including performance reviews, absence management, coaching and development and recruitment

  • Ensuring reviews are taking place on all client payrolls (and reviewing themselves where needed) and feeding back to staff; signing out payroll correspondence

  • Overseeing and reviewing the compliance and security measures of the function and processes

  • Attending the outsourcing committee, giving meaningful feedback and making suggestions at a strategic level

  • Developing relationships with clients and partners including visits and review meetings

  • Attending regular training to keep up to date with payroll changes and rules and ensuring that the staff within the team have had suitable training and are up to speed

  • Taking a strategic overview of the function and where payroll can add value to clients and create opportunities for the firm

What the employer is looking for:

  • Minimum of 5 years Payroll experience with experience of people or team management

  • Must be keen to take on responsibility and ownership

  • Confident and assured in delivery when dealing with all levels of people

  • Organised with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

  • Hands on and self-motivating

  • Customer-service ethic

  • Flexibility

What’s in it for you:

  • Salary: £50k

  • 28 days holiday

  • Pension

  • Life Assurance 4x salary

Hours: 7.5 hours per day between 08.00 and 18.30

Posted: 09/10/2019