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Payroll Manager - Central Leeds

  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 20 days ago

Based in central Leeds, you will work autonomously in a standalone payroll position with the plan to expand and grow the payroll function over time.

Forming part of a wider finance function, you will report ultimately to the Finance Manager and play an important part in the senior management team in overseeing the smooth running of the payroll function including playing a key part in various payroll projects.

The main duties of the role are to include:

*Implementing and managing monthly payroll for external clients
*Direct management of a small Payroll administration function
*Responsible for managing all deductions and statutory compliance (SSP, SMP, SPP, Tax & NI)
*Preparation of reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and non-taxable wages
*Monitoring, calculating and reporting on weekly holiday entitlements
*Resolving payroll discrepancies by collecting and analysing data
*Providing technical payroll information by answering queries from clients
*Reconciling payroll to operational and accounting systems
*Dealing with HMRC correspondence enquiries
*Responsible for all Real Time Information reporting to HMRC
*Maintaining external employee records in accordance with company policy and GDPR
*Responsible for processing starters and leavers
*Responsible for calculating deductions, contractual changes and bonuses
*Ensuring that P45s, P11ds and P60s are administered correctly
*Responsible for managing and accounting for all pension contributions
*Key Contact with the payroll software provider

Ideally the successful individual will have the following skills and experience:

*Highly experienced Payroll Manager, ideally a member of CIPP or equivalent
*Technology savvy with a passion for payroll and payroll automation
*Service-oriented and pro-active with a strong sense of accountability
*Proven ability to project-manage and accurately process external payrolls
*Previous experience managing the administration of pension contributions, auto enrolment, tracking and recording opt in/opt out
*Knowledge of operations surrounding defined benefit pension schemes
*Ability to grow and develop a small team
*Up to date knowledge of payroll and pension legislation/compliance
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the highest levels of attention to detail
*Ability to work well independently and as part of a senior management team
*Strong time management skills with the ability to work quickly and accurately
*Proficient Excel skills
*A willingness to challenge and develop working practices
*Strong customer focused skills, with a 'right first time and on time' attitude
*Experience communicating to a range of stakeholders from employees to senior management


Sharp Consultancy is a finance and accountancy recruitment specialist assisting accounting and finance divisions of businesses in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area. With over 25 years' experience we pride ourselves on sourcing excellent finance professionals across all divisions of an accounts function, from finance administrators through to senior Finance Director appointments. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy jobs or accountancy recruitment; finance jobs or finance recruitment.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction. To apply please send your CV to the e-mail address stated, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within seven days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.