Payroll Manager

Rushden, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
17 Sep 2020
17 Oct 2020
Job role
Experience level
Bright Horizons are recruiting for a Payroll Manager to provide the technical payroll knowledge to ensure that the company delivers an accurate payroll to its employees c. 9000 abiding by current legislation.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Deliver accurate and timely payroll of c. 9000 employees
  • Be technically up to date on latest legislation make recommendations for change to ensure the company is compliant
  • Supervise, direct and review the work of the Payroll Administrators
  • Build strong partnerships with HR and Operation functions to ensure the flow of information is timely
  • Responsible for forward planning and development of payroll systems and continuous improvement

Responsible for
  • Responsible and accountable for processing multiple payrolls for approx. 9000 employees (both permanent and bank staff) accurately and on time
  • Supervise direct reports within the Payroll Team to ensure that payments are paid accurately and on time, ensuring timely outcomes to queries
  • Managing relationships with the HR Workday team regarding all activities which impact pay, ensuring robust processes and assurance of data with the workflow
  • Managing relationships with the Brightpay team regarding all activities which impact pay, ensuring robust processes are assurance of data with the workflow
  • Managing relationship with third party system provider to ensure the system is updated and operating as expected
  • Forward planning and development of payroll systems to ensure changes in business activities , taxation and other regulatory requirements
  • Representing Payroll on projects affecting pay, owning issues and driving continual improvement programmes
  • Assume Payroll Project Lead for acquisitions, creating plans which deliver integration solutions which minimise operator impact.
  • Checking and auditing of all payrolls, ensuring appropriate approvals and controls are in place to comply with SOX requirements
  • Providing technical guidance to support team members and UK operators on all payroll matters
  • Administering and reconciling all statutory payments/deductions
  • Issuing of accurate and appropriate tax forms such as P45's, P60's and P11d's
  • Calculation of the payment and reconciliation of payroll tax and group tax
  • Accurate setting up of all new starters and the processing of all leavers via the payroll system ensuring calculation of termination payments
  • Overseeing appropriate pension contributions, including taking lead role in administering Auto Enrolment/Salary sacrifice arrangements
  • Preparation of ad hoc reports as required
  • Performing payroll balance sheet reconciliations and reviews

Essential Experience
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of complex payroll functions and systems
  • Up to date with payroll legislation
  • Demonstrated payroll management experience
  • Demonstrated experience of managing pension schemes including knowledge of the requirements of Auto Enrolment
  • Strong technical knowledge and proficient with MS Office Applications
  • System oriented with experience of Global View (ADP payroll system)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, with focus on customer service and able to show empathy
  • Thorough approach with an eye for detail
  • Strong analytical numeracy skills with a bias for problem solving
  • Strong partnership with both internal and external contacts including HMRC
  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • Used to working under pressure and in a fast paced environment
  • Experience in reconciling balance sheet accounts

Experience Desirable
  • Knowledge of People Soft
  • Knowledge of ADP GlobalView and Cyberaid TeamTrak

  • IPP qualified
  • 5 GCSE including Maths and English

Personal attributes
  • High energy and thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment - calm approach and 'can-do' attitude
  • Highly motivated and driven, achieving positive impact and meeting deadlines
  • Encourages colleagues to realise their potential and empowers high performers
  • Problem solver who is flexible and can adapt to change
  • Ability to build relationships with both internal and external customers

We look forward to receiving your application!

If you experience any problems, please emaileurope.recruitment@brighthorizons.comand we will be happy to help.

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application that you disclose any information requested in respect of applicable convictions and cautions (including, as applicable any reprimands or final warnings). This post may be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, in which case applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are 'spent' under the provision of the Act unless the conviction or caution is "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). Any such 'protected' conviction or caution is not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. All guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found in the DBS filtering collection, available here: The fact that a pending charge, conviction, caution, reprimand or final warning has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this role but any failure to disclose any such information will result in dismissal or disciplinary action.

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