Job Description

  • Job Reference:46806BW_1708536640

  • Job Type: Temporary

  • Job Industry: Educations

  • Contact Name: Barrie Wreford

  • Job Location: London

  • Job Title: Head of Payroll

  • Job Salary: £50,000 - £62,000 Per Annum

Posted On: 21st February 2024

Head of Payroll


6TH Months Plus FTC

Hybrid Working/ 1 day a week in the office / 2 days a fortnight.

£50k-£62k Full time Salary

Midland, I – Trent Payroll system is essential. Paying 900 Staff

My client, a well know University based in London are currently recruiting for a Head of Payroll for a duration of 6th Months with an opportunity to be exsteded. The Successful candidate must have proven experience in Payroll Management ( Supervising 1 Member of Staff) in the higher education sector as well as experience in Midland Trent payroll system.

Role Responsibilities:

In hands on role, have overall responsibility for the success and growth of the payroll function.

Oversee and manage the monthly payroll service for approximately 900 University staff, including hourly paid workers and students. Evaluate existing service provision and processes to improve quality, efficiency, and continuity, to provide an effective, timely and accurate payroll process.

To develop and maintain effective payroll processes and procedures to support hourly paid workers that results in an efficient workflow, easy to understand and that can be easily adopted by the users.

Managing the administration of our two Pensions schemes Administering Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS) and Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS, including processing monthly changes and reconciliations, supervising benefits and handling the submission of returns to HMRC and other third parties as required.

To manage and oversee the payroll process for new starters, leavers and those transferring into different positions within the university.

To manage the expenses process for staff, students and other types of workers, ensuring full compliance with our financial regulations and procedures.

Address and resolve any payroll-related issues.

Pensions and Third-Party Management

Responsible for providing comprehensive tax and financial year-end and closure processes, ensuring appropriate reports are in place to support the University’s year end procedures, including schedules to support the relevant notes in the annual financial statements.

Responsible for the payment and submission of returns to HMRC, pension schemes and other third parties as required by law and contracts. Ensuring all statutory deductions are made accurately and on time.

Payroll System Management

Contribute to managing the system and administrative changes affecting payroll and pensions, including updates to the payroll system, implementation of salary sacrifices schemes, changes to NI rates, adjustments to pension scheme arrangements, and any associated consultation processes.

Take a keen oversight of the payroll and pension processes in the HR and payroll system, ensuring full compliance of individuals pay, pension and relating elements.

Drive operational excellence across the payroll function for continuous improvement in systems, processes and compliance, leveraging where possible best practices, technology available, and automation.

Work with the HR and Payroll System Team to create rules and procedures, that ensures consistency and minimises the number ad hoc arrangements.



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