Payroll Assistant Manager


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April 20, 2023
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£44000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: Flexible hours 23days hols Life Cover Pension Career Development
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Vanessa Mathew
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Kenton Black are representing a dynamic, successful professional financial firm within St Albans area who due to continued business success and growth are seeking a Payroll Assistant Manager to work alongside the Payroll Manager within this friendly payroll team. You will undertake a hands on role, assisting to manage the team together with reviewing and processing multi-interval client payrolls for a diverse client base consisting of both large and small volume payrolls. You will be instrumental and autonomous to lead by example and proactive in payroll procedures and client service.

This is an exceptional career opportunity as Payroll Assistant Manager, for an experienced and competent payroll professional with previous team supervisory/management experience, who has solid technical knowledge of systems and procedures in particular to tax codes, PAYE, auto enrolment/pensions and comfortable running the department from the front in the absence of the Payroll Manager. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will have previous practice accountancy/bureau experience and possess great problem solving and client relationship skills. This role offer great career development potential and real autonomy!

Payroll Assistant Manager Key Duties & Responsibilities include:

Leading the team in absence of the Payroll Manager and supporting in the management and running of an effective payroll department alongside the Payroll Manager
Payroll processing Fortnightly, Monthly & Quarterly- STAR/IRIS (experience ideal but training is provided)
Responding to client queries
Overseeing and dealing with RTI procedures & HMRC liaison
Holiday pay calculations, SMP & SSP
Auto-enrolment pension processing
Setting up of PAYE schemes
Solid understanding of statutory payments and how processed via payroll
Understanding of manual calculations of Tax, National Insurance and the impact of varied tax codes
Collating and inputting of payroll information
Working as part of a busy payroll team
Attention to detail, able to motivate and provide a smooth payroll service
Knowledge of Word/Excel

Person Specification:

Previous experience of running full end to end /fortnightly/monthly & quarterly payrolls ideally within an accountancy/bureau practice - Industry experienced will also be considered
Knowledge of IRIS/STAR (training can be provided)
Flexible and adaptable approach
Possess strong communication skills
Friendly personality, able to work in a team environment and lead/supervise a payroll team alongside the Payroll Manager

Salary: to c £45K neg doe + flexible hours + 23 days hols + Life Cover + Pension + Career Development!

To apply for this role, please click the link below. Vanessa Mathew, Senior Consultant, Kenton Black Finance

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level accounting trainees to Director and Partner level. Operating from local offices in, Manchester, Preston, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK

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