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Payroll Manager - Leeds

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    Accountancy & Finance

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    £35000 - £50000 per annum

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    Gemma Watmough

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  • Published:

    16 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Gemma Watmough

Sewell Wallis are currently working on behalf of a forward thinking, growing service based business in their search to recruit a Payroll Manager. This is a permanent position and is an exciting time to join a large, stable and secure business based on the outskirts of Leeds.

This is a newly created role that has emerged due to continuous business growth and expansion and is a great time for an experienced Payroll Manager to join a friendly and knowledgeable, existing finance team. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a full end to end understanding of the payroll process to take ownership and really develop and implement existing policies and procedures. This company pride themselves on the comfortable working environment and generous benefits and incentive package that they provide for their employees and are therefore renowned for their high levels of staff retention.

The role will report directly into an extremely personable and approachable Financial Controller and the successful candidate will have full autonomy and responsibility over the payroll function.

The main duties of the role will involve:-

-Overseeing the payroll process and assisting with it when needed and ensuring that up to 1500 employees are paid within the agreed timescales
-Mentoring and supporting a small and experienced existing payroll team
-Supporting with paying employee expenses when required and first point of contact for all payroll queries and issues
-Overseeing the efficient administration of all elements of payroll including Tax and NI calculations, statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and sickness payments, student loan and other deductions, taxable and non-taxed benefits and other expenses
-Keeping up to date with payroll legislation
-Carrying out all aspects of line management responsibilities, including performance management, personal development and absence management
-Maintaining the necessary records and reports to meet the requirements of HMRC, DWP and pension providers. To ensure accurate submission of P11D's to Inland Revenue and applicable employees
-Supporting and leading projects to improve the integration between HR and payroll and to then implement agreed changes
-Supervising the maintenance of current staff payroll data and paper files and ensuring that data is kept updated and that documents are filed efficiently
-Advising the senior management team of any breaches in systems, procedures or legislation compliance
-Conducting regular internal audits and system checks to ensure that payments are being made correctly
-Ensuring that the auto-enrolment processes are efficiently administered in accordance with legislation

The ideal candidate will:-

-Have an end to end payroll background and will be comfortable with all elements of the role
-Be able to motivate and lead by example and will have previous management experience or will be looking to develop into this area
-Have excellent attention to detail and will be able to work towards multiple deadlines
-Be an excellent communicator and will have strong written and spoken communication skills
-Have previous experience of implementing processes and procedures and will be able to liaise and work closer with other areas of the business/finance
-Enjoy working with systems and will be happy working in a fast paced environment
-Have strong IT skills and will have excellent problem solving skills with the ability to resolve complex financial issues

For more information please contact Gemma Watmough

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.