Payroll Manager

East London, London
£40000 - £60000 per annum
Tara Magwenzi

This role is responsible for providing day to day support and supervision of the 5/6 supervisors, combined with managing a small portfolio of client payrolls. You will provide a first-class payroll service by undertaking management duties and responsibilities within the National Payroll Team.

Client Details

The client is an international top 10 global audit, accounting, tax and consulting group with a presence in over 50 countries with a employee headcount of over 10,000 people. They have a strong presence in their field and renowned for their success across many years so they're looking for someone that had a big firm background and strong skill-set to uplift the team.


The key responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the Supervisors/Team and ensure all payroll deadlines and project work are met
      • Be aware and monitor the supervisor's workloads and ensure they are aware of their team's workloads
      • Extensive knowledge and hands on experience of PAYRITE payroll software setup and processing
      • To run a small portfolio of Client payrolls, including project managing new client set-ups
      • Attend staff and client meetings to deal with service issues and provide solutions to appease situations and clients
      • To chair weekly meetings with Supervisors and team raising any points for discussion/action
      • Monitor staff utilisation, recoveries and workload capacity
      • Monthly Fee reviews for the team and assist with management of fee income and budgets
      • Carry out staff reviews and ensure team aspirations are recognised by way of the competency framework (staff skills assessment);To keep up to date with new payroll legislation and compliance, and ensure changes are introduced to Team and client payrolls
      • To identify areas where improvements can be made and put forward suitable recommendations towards changing the payroll procedures and the team's operation
      • Assist in proposal preparation and some marketing activities
      • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and key external client account contacts at all level
      • To work with other departments and understand the services that are being provided to clients (and not just payroll)
      • To support the Payroll Director in developing the National Business, working with other National Payroll teams as appropriate


The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience of managing/running multiple payrolls
  • Extensive knowledge of Payrite software
  • Must have good applied knowledge of Payroll legislation and compliance's
  • A proficiency at intermediate level or above in Excel is required
  • Experience in leading a team and dealing with related issues
  • Experience of conducting appraisals and setting objectives for staff
  • Actively seeks to enhance expertise and knowledge through self-development
  • Job Offer

    On offer to the candidate is:

    • A salary up to £55/60k D.O.E.
    • Fully sponsorship for the CIPP Foundation Degree in Payroll Management should you wish to pursue this