Payroll Senior Manager


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May 22, 2024
Job Type
£40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: Hybrid working Pension 21 days hols Additional holidays scheme Annual bonus scheme Medical Cover Flexi time Pension Electric car salary sacrifice scheme CIPP supported training Additional flexible benefits scheme available
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Contact Name
Vanessa Mathew
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Company Details And Job Overview:

Kenton Black Finance are proud to work exclusively with this progressive, established and dynamic professional firm with offices in Liverpool, who are seeking an experienced and competent Payroll Senior Manager for this responsible hybrid role offering a fantastic opportunity to manage and oversee a Payroll Manager and in addition also be responsible for the delivery of client payrolls at various intervals. The successful applicant will possess previous Payroll management and end to end payroll processing experience within a mid tier practice accountancy/bureau/umbrella environment, together with previous team management and mentoring expertise. In addition will possess solid knowledge of payroll procedures/legislation being ideally CIPP qualified with proven ability in building and managing a high performing team.

Key Benefits/Rewards On Offer:

Salary: to c£45K
Hybrid working 3 days in 2 out
21 days hols + Birthday off
Additional holidays scheme
Annual bonus scheme
Medical Cover
Flexi time
Additional flexible benefits scheme available

Your New Role as Payroll Senior Manager:

You will be an experienced Payroll Senior Manager responsible for building strong relationships with clients and providing an exceptional value added service, overseeing and managing a small team comprising of a Payroll Manager with additional team members to be recruited. This role offers full autonomy, to provide leadership and development of the existing payroll team, delivery of client payrolls working hands on and managing/overseeing additional team payrolls and ensuring efficiency and accuracy of payroll processing in line with the firms processes and current legislation. The successful candidate will ideally be CIPP qualified (or working towards) with the passion and drive to fully utilise their payroll expertise and develop their career and skillset further.

Day To Day Duties:

Duties will include but not limited to:

Delivering hands on and overseeing client full end to end payrolls weekly/fortnightly/monthly payrolls via Brightpay
Leadership and development of the Payroll Manager and additional team members as the department expands
Overseeing and delivery of auto enrolment pension contributions and updating details with providers
Auditing payrolls, running reports to ensure they satisfy regulations
Effective management of payroll client relationships, resolving solving queries with clients and HMRC and providing a high quality and professional payroll service
Developing the internal payroll processes and procedures to increase efficiency, accuracy
Meeting service level delivery KPI's and quality team standards
Dealing with and overseeing statutory payments such as maternity, paternity and sick leave, undertaking manual calculations of payroll taxes and NI
Working through the end of year process
Staff management, training and development with management of the Payroll Manger at another office remotely.

Experience & Qualifications Required To Apply:

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Payroll Senior Manager or Payroll Manager with min of 3yrs payroll experience, with good technical/legislation knowledge, ready for their next step progression. With extensive knowledge of delivering a full end to end payroll processing and ideally CIPP qualified, with expertise within accountancy/bureau/umbrella environment. You will also possess excellent communication skills both face to face and over the telephone to deal with client queries in a polite, effective manner, together with strong numeracy skills and high level of attention to detail. In addition will have proven ability in building and managing a high performing team, with solid coaching/mentoring skills and be highly organised and methodical in your approach.


A great opportunity for an experienced Payroll Manager with Accountancy/bureau expertise to join a friendly, dynamic and progressive practice firm that offers a great office atmosphere and the opportunity to progress your payroll career offering autonomy, flexible and hybrid working and great benefits!

If you are interested in this role, please apply NOW.

This vacancy is being handled by Vanessa Mathew, Executive 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, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, Aberdeen 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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