Job Description

Payroll Manager – £35K

Our client, a well-established company committed to providing an excellent service based in Wokingham, requires an experienced Payroll Manager to join their team on a permanent basis. Payroll is a crucial function in the company and they are looking to recruit a Payroll Manager to oversee the entire payroll operation.

Reporting to the Financial Controller, primary responsibility is for all aspects of payroll within the organisation.  However, working as part of a small finance team with support from Business Apprentices, the role demands a flexibility and willingness to work in areas as part of the finance department as a whole.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing the payroll function;
  • Responsible for fortnightly payroll for approx. 850 cleaning staff;
  • Pension reporting, including LGPS;
  • SSP and SMP recording;
  • Processing monthly payroll for approx. 40 staff;
  • Timely submission of statutory filings, including FPS, EPS, P11Ds, and other year-end filing;
  • Managing spreadover payments, including initial calculations, adjustments, and communications;
  • Handling payroll queries;
  • Setting up bank payments for payroll related payments;
  • Payroll related filing;
  • Key involvement in the implementation of time and attendance software to automate the payroll process;
  • Review of time and attendance data against budgets;
  • Responsibility for maintaining data in payroll related software, incl. revised pay rates and contracted hours;
  • Continuous development of processes and systems within the payroll function;
  • To provide a professional and courteous service to the rest of the company, our customers, our cleaners and our suppliers at all times;
  • Working with the rest of the finance department as a team.

Key Skills/Experience:

  • 3 years’ experience working in a similar payroll environment;
  • A solid understanding of payroll legislation;
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Very good organisation and administration skills and an ability to follow processes;
  • Excellent teamwork attributes, with a flexible and willing attitude to help out in all areas of the business if needed;
  • Good mathematical skills, able to make manual payroll calculations and understand the complexities of spread over (annualised) contracts;
  • Strong excel skills, with the ability to build basic spreadsheets, enter formulae and carry out review analysis;
  • An ability to work without close supervision, able to prioritise workload and deliver to deadlines without compromising on quality;
  • Personal integrity, dependability and confidentiality;
  • Excellent verbal communication skills to communicate with a diverse range of people;
  • Written communication skills to produce succinct correspondence and reports;
  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service;
  • A great, positive attitude to work;
  • A history of excellent attendance and reliability.

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