Senior Payroll Manager

England, Berkshire, Slough
£50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, car allowance, pension
13 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Dharshni Dharma
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

A global, well known organisation based in Slough are currently recruiting for a Permanent Senior Payroll Manager to join their corporate finance team.

Client Details

My client is a FTSE 100 business, who are market leaders in their sector and a well known household brand.


  • Build, maintain and adjust payroll controls - ensuring compliance with the Director, Payroll and Benefits Operations, the controls to ensure that the key areas of risk are covered
  • Provide functional support for SAP patching as required, including testing and sign-off
  • Develops and drives a spirit of continuous improvement across the wider operations team and the 3rd party provider, constantly seeking opportunities to improve and develop the payroll service.
  • Responsible for the operational governance of 3rd party payroll service provision within the agreed scope of services to the UK business, supporting a regular review of provider performance measures and intervening where necessary to ensure that expected performance levels are maintained
  • Support all payroll audits (internal and external)
  • Working closely with the HR Process Management team, responsible for change control in the payroll domain that impacts business or 3rd party processes or technology
  • Works closely with other country Payroll Operations managers, supporting operational delivery and sharing best practice as required
  • Understands and manages key inputs to the payroll process arising from adjacent processes, e.g. onboarding, benefits enrolment, reward and performance management. Ensures that these processes contribute appropriately to the delivery of the payroll service and are changed and/or optimised as required
  • Constantly monitors the statutory and regulatory environment in the UK to ensure that emerging legislative and statutory requirements are identified and embedded into payroll processes
  • Partners with the HR Process Management team to design, test and implement system and interface changes arising from corporate changes to data, processes or systems


  • Prior experience in a UK payroll delivery role mandatory
  • Experience of developing and implementing employee communications to support change
  • UK Payroll Certifications as a minimum
  • Strong and proven experience of governing the performance of 3rd party outsourced service providers
  • Experience of governing payroll transactional services an advantage, but must have experience of HR support service delivery as a minimum
  • Excellent communicator with a strong track record of building and maintaining effective internal and 3rd party stakeholder relationships
  • Proven ability to manage change and implement operations arising from corporate business change
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Commercial acumen
  • Ability to document HR processes and identify and implement improvements

Job Offer

A competitive salary of up to £60,000 plus:

  • Car allowance
  • Bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Plus other flexible benefits