Assistant Payroll Manager

Payroll - Bury, North West

Ref: 712Monday 18 September 2023

Hybrid working, pension scheme, 20 days holiday, free parking

Our client is based in Bury and is looking for an Interim Payroll Manager to join their talented and dedicated finance team on a 6-month FTC. The role is hybrid with 3 days in the office and 2 days WFH and the hours are 9-5 Monday to Friday. The role can be undertaken on either a day rate or working directly for the company on an FTC. The role will be paying the equivalent of £40k - £45k. 

The main responsibility of this role lies in ensuring the Payroll activities are timely and accurate. You will oversee the day-to-day activities within the Payroll team. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure the completion of 15 payrolls for 8 000 employees over weekly, lunar, and monthly frequencies
  • You'll be responsible for reviewing, signing off, and owning the quality and accuracy of the allocated businesses' payrolls on behalf of the company
  • You will look to improve the overall payroll process by innovating, and finding better and more efficient working practices
  • You will lead, empower, inspire, and motivate a team of 13 made up of payroll apprentices, associates, executives, and team leaders
  • You will be responsible for creating and implementing training plans tailored to the role and individual

The Person

  • You will have experience managing a Payroll function and have strong people skills
  • CIPP would be advantageous but is not essential
  • Proven experience working with complex high-volume payrolls and strong end-to-end payroll knowledge is essential
  • A strong understanding of meeting challenging deadlines and responding to urgent needs as they arise
  • Broad experience in mentoring and supporting a team and helping them develop in their roles and careers with the ability to communicate clearly and with impact, to explain and resolve complex pay and reward issues in a way that is easy to understand

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