Payroll Manager

Berkshire, Reading
£40000 - £50000 per annum + up to 15% bonus
15 Jun 2021
22 Jun 2021
JN -062021-2926372
Ben Ward
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

A permanent Payroll Manager post for a large Reading based employer, a well known retail business that has grown significantly over the last few years. They are looking for someone to join them in acting as the Manager/Team Lead for a busy, high volume payroll department.

Client Details

This business is based in central Reading and has a large, well known payroll team, dealing with weekly 7 monthly payrolls. They operate in a competitive marketplace and have significantly grown over the last few years.


The key duties will be to:

  • Manage a team including assisting with hiring, coaching and appraising
  • Lead and oversee the administration of weekly and four weekly payrolls, ensuring that payrolls are paid accurately and on time
  • Help ensure that the team is compliant with relevant rules and legislation
  • Finalisation and payment processing in respect of company payrolls
  • Overseeing pension administration and returns
  • Applying PAYE regulations and company rules on calculating and entering company and statutory payments
  • Drive team performance including identifying improvements and efficiencies
  • Lead on knowledge of tax and other regulations in relation to team support
  • Assist with monthly reconciliation process and resolution of any payroll discrepancies
  • Demonstrate and maintain a positive customer service focus to both internal and external payroll customers
  • Work cross functionally with other departments
  • Oversee the validation and processing of spreadsheets
  • Check and sign correspondence where required
  • Assist with year-end duties such as balancing, reconciliations. Process P11D information and PSA returns
  • Develop team members and perform activities that help with long term retention of team members
  • Support the administration of the flexitime system for head office employees
  • Assist with special projects related to the payroll function
  • Research and prepare special reports for management and ensure reporting needs within the company are met
  • Validate and process EDI & RTI files
  • Carry out problem and error analysis including period end checks


The successful Payroll Manager/Team Leader will show:

Personal Attributes:

  • Highly organised, detail-oriented, possessing the ability to effectively prioritise projects and deliverables whilst meeting deadlines
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise work schedule for self and team and work within agreed timescales.
  • Excellent attention to detail and an ability to analyse and interrogate high volumes of data as well as demonstrating an ability to focus on higher level overview.
  • Proven ability in managing sensitive matters whilst ensuring all information remains confidential to the business.
  • Be a collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal/communication skills.
  • Proven ability in developing effective working relationships across all levels of the organisation.
  • Operates with a high level of integrity, diplomacy, tact and professionalism.
  • Effective and persuasive presentation skills, including the ability to present complex information in an understandable manner to all areas of the business.
  • Ability to lead, influence and coach others.
  • Sound judgement, unquestionable ethics and integrity with high degree of transparency and trust

Job Offer

The Payroll Manager will come with:

Competitive salary, circa £43,000 - £50,000

Bonus of up to 15%

Compeitive wider benefits

Central Reading location for public transport

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