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Payroll Manager

£45834 - £48819 per annum

Job Title: Payroll Manager

Location: Newham, London

Salary: £45,834 – £48,819 per annum

Job type: Full time, Permanent

Closing Date: 15th March 2021

About us:

The company is the in-house shared service function supporting a number of London Borough councils. Through their shared service model they provide a full range of back office services for the Boroughs consisting of; Exchequer and Transactional, Property and Asset Management, Legal and Governance, Procurement, Finance, Technology and Innovation, and HR & OD.

The Payroll Manager oversees the Payroll services, being accountable to the Head of People Transactional Services. Supporting the function of they want to ensure quality & consistency in payroll service delivery to all customers, including partner councils and external organisations.

Leading operational and strategic improvements of the payroll function, you will contribute to our overarching vision, which is underpinned by the core objectives to drive council-wide improvements and nurture relationships with stakeholders, whilst developing & empowering teams to achieve operational excellence.

This role offers flexible working with the opportunity to work from home, with new modern technology in line with Smarter Working initiative.

About the role:

The Payroll Manager has the opportunity to lead a team delivering a robust payroll service across two local authorities, and over 25 external clients. The role encourages a commercial mind-set, focusing on identifying and implementing system and process improvements throughout the service.

Responsible for the successful design and implementation of a variety of corporate projects, the role also offers an advisory service to senior managers and councillors on complex legislative issues, providing business intelligence to meet operational requirements.

Whilst leading on change initiatives, the Payroll Manager is crucial to developing, coaching, and mentoring colleagues to ensure existing and new Payroll techniques are applied to maximise service delivery for our customers.

About you:

You will have the opportunity to shape the future of the company’s Payroll service. As a result they are looking for someone who is forward-thinking, ambitious and customer centric. With the ability to motivate teams and support senior members, you will have excellent people management and strategic leadership skills to influence service improvements and maximise efficiency.

You will also have experience of working within a similar role, with proven examples of delivering an exceptional payroll function. Working in a public sector environment you will have an understanding of the local government landscape, which will support your understanding of the various needs of the service.

To be shortlisted to interview, you must be able to clearly evidence the following areas within your application:

  • Experience of leading a Payroll Service across multiple payrolls
  • Knowledge of HMRC compliance and Statutory regulations
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload whilst meeting conflicting deadlines
  • Work flexibly in a fast-paced and changeable environment.
  • Ability to manage small /large scale changes
  • Great customer service and people skills

Please click on the APPLY button and you will be REDIRECTED to the Council’s careers page.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Payroll Officer, Senior Payroll Administrator, Payroll Accountant, Accounts Clerk, Payroll, Senior Finance Clerk, Senior Payroll Executive, HR and Payroll Specialist, Payroll Admin, Payroll Coordinator may also be considered for this role.