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Payroll Manager
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What is a Payroll Manager?

 

The primary function of a Payroll Manager is to manage and oversee the payroll department of a business, ensuring pay is processed correctly and on-time. They will coordinate all payroll expenses and be responsible for advising on tax and pay laws.

As a manager, if working in a larger company with a payroll team, this role will include being in charge of other payroll employees and overseeing the department

 

 

 

What is a Payroll Manager?

The primary function of a Payroll Manager is to manage and oversee the payroll department of a business, ensuring pay is processed correctly and on-time. They will coordinate all payroll expenses and be responsible for advising on tax and pay laws.

As a manager, if working in a larger company with a payroll team, this role will include being in charge of other payroll employees and overseeing the department

 

 
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Payroll Manager Job Description

Our team has created a detailed and focused job description for the role of Payroll Manager:


Job Description


A Payroll Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing the payroll requirements for a business. They are expected to process all payroll transactions and other associated elements such as salary, benefits and taxes.

They will often create and share accurate reports of all payroll activity, with particular focus on new hires and terminations. 

They need to stay up to date and ensure they maintain compliance with finance legislation such as working hours, minimum wage and general payroll regulations.



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Payroll Manager Responsibilities 

  • Advising the payroll team members when dealing with salary and tax
  • Calculating wages, holiday and overtime pay
  • Hiring and training payroll staff
  • Reporting on payroll statistics and data
  • Creating legal, regulated payroll procedures



Working hours

The working hours of a Payroll Manager are typically 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You may be asked to put in some extra time when there are significant projects ongoing or upcoming deadlines.

 

 

 
 

Payroll Manager Skills

Key to a business’s finance team, a Payroll Manager should have:

Skills

  • Computer literacy in payroll software
  • Mathematics skills 
  • Understanding of tax, salary and payroll law
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Data analysis skills
  • Conflict resolution skills when dealing with monetary disputes


Experience

  • Previous experience in Payroll, Accountancy, Bookkeeping or Mathematics will be advantageous
  • Experience in leadership or management is desirable


Payroll Manager Qualifications

To ensure that your business hires the most suitable candidate for the role of Payroll Manager, the applicant may have to hold specific qualifications. These usually begin with 5 GCSEs including Maths and English, then potentially relevant A-Levels or an Apprenticeship.

Further to this, it would be beneficial for a Payroll Manager to have:

  • A Foundation Degree in Payroll Management from The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals
     
  • A Level 3 Certificate in Payroll from the International Association of Bookkeepers


 

Payroll Manager Salary


Determined by experience, qualifications and company size, a Payroll Manager in the UK can earn anything between £22k as a trainee and up to £50k as an experienced professional.

 

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Where can I advertise a job for a Payroll Manager?

The finance industry is highly competitive when it comes to hiring suitably skilled and experienced candidates as Payroll Managers. At Four Recruitment, we work directly with businesses looking to recruit for this position and can advertise relevant job openings on our site.

How can I recruit for a Payroll Manager?

We can help you to recruit a highly qualified and professional Payroll Manager that will fit well within your team. Through outsourcing your hiring processes, you can be sure that only the most appropriate candidate joins your finance team.


If you’d like us to help support your recruitment efforts,contact us today to learn about how we can supplement your processes.

 

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