Understand the job: temporary payroll project manager

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

The payroll sector is home to a wide range of roles for professionals of every level. These roles fall within a broad spectrum of skill sets, and from our offices in the City of London we've helped thousands to match their skills to the perfect role – from a permanent payroll clerk to a temporary payroll project manager.

What does a temporary 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 temporary payroll project manager in detail.

In the workplace there are many situations where they may be called in to action. In general, they are the same duties that a permanent project manager undertakes except that, while the permanent worker may look over all duties over the year, a temporary worker may only handle one or two of the tasks for the duration of their contract. Let's look over these duties:

  • Project communication – Every project manager needs to be competent instructing and guiding teams, and should be confident to discuss progress and goals with senior members of the organisation. This makes sure that everybody is up to date with the project.
  • Team management – If the payroll team is large a project manager may organise the team into groups, set them tasks and targets over a given period, and arrange their support and development.
  • Build procedures – At a new business, a temporary project manager could be expected to design and deploy the process which the business intends to use going forward. This person would ideally have years of experience and the task would involve not only the skill to select appropriate software and work types, but would require the skill to design training days and to create inventories for any equipment needed.
  • Review procedures – An established business always benefits from a more effective and useful payroll process, so a temporary payroll project manager at such a business may become involved in the review of any existing processes, to find out what can be done better.

These are the core responsibilities of the role. Now that you have some understanding of what the job entails you may be more likely realise if you want to fill a vacancy for this professional.

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