Payroll Manager

Our client is looking for an experienced Payroll Manager to join their small and friendly team based in Chester. This is an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Manager who is looking to join a well-established and reputable firm of chartered accountants based in Chester.Our client is a leading accountancy firm covering the North West of England and North Wales. With over 20 years of experience they have built their reputation on always putting the client first and delivering the most effective advice. As Payroll Manager you will take responsibility for your team delivering a full end to end payroll service for your clientsA friendly and professional working environment is on offer, together with a competitive benefits package.


As Payroll Manager you will take responsibility for a team of 3-4 Payroll Assistants in order to deliver a full end to end payroll service to a portfolio of clients of various sizes

Key Responsibilities:

  • Day to day management of a small team of Payroll Assistants to include reviewing performance, team motivation and morale, regular reviews and taking responsibility for overall team performance
  • Responsible for the day to day administration of medium to large sized multiple client payrolls with no supervision; including administer RTI submissions and process end of year forms P60
  • Preparing clients payrolls both weekly and monthly including data input, reconciliation, payslip generation and providing reports directly to clients
  • Arranging and responsibility for payment of wages
  • Providing a technical support service to clients on payroll, PAYE and some basic employment matters
  • Liaising with third parties such as HMRC and pension providers on behalf of clients
  • Processing RTI and auto-enrolment
  • Regular communication with clients both over the phone and face to face
  • Develops and maintain relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels

Essential Skills:

  • Experience of leading and managing a payroll team within a similar role previously
  • Extensive experience in running payrolls from start to finish including all statutory calculations, RTI and year end
  • Dealing with multiple/complex payrolls either from a bureau background or multi-site industry role
  • Excellent communication skills to liaise with clients/HMRC and resolve any queries
  • Up to date in depth payroll knowledge and experience ideally gained within an accountancy practice
  • Relevant payroll qualifications are desirable
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and able to provide excellent customer service to client
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
  • IT literacy and competent with Excel

Key skills:

  • Confident with clients
  • Motivated and driven
  • Have good level of organisational skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Be able to demonstrate they can work in a team but also off their own initiative

If you feel that this could be the right role for you then apply now and we’ll be in touch.

  • Date Posted:
    4th December 2018
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