Understand the job: payroll project manager

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In the payroll sector there exists a wide range of available roles to suit professionals of every level. These roles fall within a broad spectrum of skill sets. They can be anything from an entry level payroll clerk to an established payroll manager.

On this page, we look at the role and duties of a payroll project manager, who has a number of important tasks to perform which relate to the organisation of work and resources in payroll.

What does a payroll project manager do?

When you want to hire the best candidate for your company, it is essential to learn about the duties of a payroll project manager in detail. In the workplace there are many situations where they may be called in to action, some of these are quite general while others are very specific. Let us look over these duties now:

  • Team management – If the payroll team is large a project manager may organise the team into groups, setting tasks and targets over a given period, and will arrange for support and development of each group.
  • Project communication – Every project manager needs not only to be competent instructing and guiding teams, but also should be confident to discuss progress and goals with senior members of an organisation. This makes sure that everybody involved is up to date with the project.
  • Build procedures – At a new business, a project manager who works in payroll would be expected to design and deploy the procedure which the business intends to use to complete payroll. This would ideally draw upon years of experience in the industry and involves not only the selection of appropriate software and work types, but may also require them to design training days and to create inventories for any equipment needed.
  • Review procedures – An established business will always benefit from a more effective and useful payroll process so a payroll project manager at such a business would be involved in the maintenance and review of any already existing processes, to find out what can be done better.

These are the core responsibilities of a payroll project manager. Now that you have some understanding of what the job entails you may be more likely realise when you need to hire this professional.

Fill a payroll project manager vacancy

When it comes to selecting an appropriate candidate for the position, your interview questions should allow the candidate to demonstrate their experience and knowledge of the role, while also giving them room to explain why their skills are relevant for the position. Before you reach the interview stage however, you need to find suitable candidates. This is where we can help you.

Because of the success stories we have seen in filling countless payroll positions, from part time payroll jobs to permanent payroll administrator jobs Portfolio Payroll is the only payroll recruitment agency recommended by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP).

When you want to hire a payroll project manager your business can rely on the assistance we provide when you email recruitment@portfoliopayroll.com or call 020 7247 2882.