Payroll and Benefits Manager

Wolverhampton, West Midlands
26 Nov 2020
17 Dec 2020
JN -112020-1558446
Susan Mateen
Public sector
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
  • Payroll and Benefits Manager
  • Wolverhampton
  • Salary competitive
  • Permanent

Client Details

A reputable public sector organisation looking for add an experienced Payroll and Benefits Manager to their Finance function in Wolverhampton.


  • Coordinate, check, monitor, validate and deliver monthly payroll
  • Carrying out all internal and external reconciliations and reporting
  • Manage all stakeholder relationships
  • End of year processes
  • P11D processes
  • P60s
  • Payroll and benefits administration and audit
  • Manage salary reviews, PRP payments and bonus arrangements, leading the quarterly pay review process and preparing board reports.
  • Lead and manage the transactional delivery of benefits, including the holiday flexing process.
  • Work closely with the reward manager
  • Be the point of escalation for all benefits enquiries
  • Manage monthly and annual activity linked to benefits
  • Manage external relationships
  • Interpret and manage legislation changes.
  • Work with the finance and ICT teams to manage expenses processes and audits to ensure compliance.
  • Manage pension and life assurance schemes
  • Interpret pension legislation changes and how they impact the organisation
  • Regularly reviewing our pensions with the finance team, support them with the monitoring and management of pension liabilities.
  • Together with the reward manager, you will lead financial well-being and pension education work across the business, manage and coordinate the internal job evaluation process, offering support and guidance on pay bench-marking data.
  • Use data to inform discussion and debate, presenting issues and concerns.
  • Provide data for annual reports and the gender pay gap
  • Produce a quarterly report for payroll, benefits, and expenses, whilst ensuring compliance in all that the organisation does.


The ideal candidate will:

* Be educated to degree level and CIPP and CIPD qualified or studying towards these qualification
* Have experience managing and delivering E2E payroll and managing a small payroll team
* Be able to work in challenging and changing environments
* Have experience managing pension schemes, including auto-enrolment
* Have the ability to manage and organise numerous competing priorities
* Have strong commercial awareness, understanding risk and business impact
* Have excellent IT skills, including payroll systems
* Have in-depth knowledge and understanding of legislation relating to pay, pensions and benefits
* Have strong analytical, numerical, and written skills
* Be comfortable working under pressure
* Have high energy and enthusiasm, a driver of results and outcomes

Job Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • A fantastic benefits package
  • 27 days holiday (plus statutory bank holidays)
  • A choice of defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes
  • Trust-based flexible working
  • A £500 personal allowance to spend on your choice of things like private medical cover, dental treatment and gym membership.
  • Plus more!

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