Job Description

  • Job Reference:47649JT_1718381404

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Job Industry: Payroll Bureau

  • Contact Name: Jessica Townsend

  • Job Location: Lancashire

  • Job Title: Head of Payroll

  • Job Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 Per Annum

Posted On: 14th June 2024

Portfolio is partnered with a Public service business who are currently recruiting for Head of Payroll to join their leadership team. As Head of Payroll you will work with the business to achieve a clear growth strategy and a vision to drive the business forward, supporting continued growth, automation and new client acquisition whilst overseeing a large payroll team. This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining the business with their growth plan

Key Duties/Tasks:

* Senior leadership to be instrumental in strategy and vision of the business and implementation of payroll service
* Supporting and guiding a very high volume team with a high volume payroll
* Lead on team meetings
* Process improvement
* System reviews
* Focus on automation/AI/transformation for process’s
* Project Management
* Operational lead
* Annual Audits
* Governance and compliance

The role:

* Being an integral part of the senior leadership team
* Oversee the accurate and timely end to end payroll process covering very high volume monthly and weekly payrolls
* Lead weekly and monthly team meetings, looking at payroll performance
* Best Practice
* Introduction of innovative ways of working and innovation within the payroll service
* Process improvement
* Collaborate with HR, Finance and other teams
* Being a key stakeholder
* Maintaining high levels of compliance and governance
* Manage the payroll strategy, vision and standardisation processes aligning the Managers team strategy with the overall payroll vision

About you:

* A passion for payroll and is looking to progress their payroll career
* Ability to successfully lead, manage and influence a large team
* Drive performance, provide opportunities for development and act as a mentor
* Extensive payroll knowledge, Deep understanding of UK payroll legislation and tax regulations.
* Experience of complex problem solving, a proven track record of communicating and able to effectively work across internal teams supporting a payroll strategy.
* A degree level qualification (CIPP or equivalent) is desirable but not essential.
* Proven ability in building and managing a high performing team.
* Excellent ability in building and maintaining positive client relationships.
* Proven commercial acumen with the ability to manage and control your area’s budget.


This is a business with excellent benefits including:

* Excellent holidays
* Enhanced public sector pension
* Hybrid working
* Flexible working
* Parking


Personal Details


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