Payroll Manager

Location Belfast
Discipline: Finance & Accounting
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Ross McCloskey
Contact email:
Contact phone: +44 (0)7934 379 990
Job ref: J170
Published: about 2 months ago
Expiry date: 07 Apr 2024 11:59
Startdate: 08/03/2024

We have a fantastic new opportunity with our market leading client within their growing Payroll team in the Belfast office as a Payroll Manager – the successful candidate will take responsibility for high quality and timely payroll services to a portfolio of clients. The ideal candidate will have end-to-end payroll experience within a high-volume business and hands on experience in statutory payments/deductions along with Pension contributions and the management of the same.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the end-to-end payroll process for a portfolio of clients, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of payroll submissions.

  • Conduct comprehensive reviews of payroll work before client delivery.

  • Provide expert advice on payroll operations and handle client and team queries effectively, ensuring escalation procedures are in place.

  • Manage team workloads and allocations.

  • Prepare client fee and budget details, adhere to internal finance procedures, and approve BACS files for employee payments.

  • Ensure compliance with auto-enrolment regulations and coordinate payroll offerings with the global team.

  • Assist with HMRC audits and identify, manage, and mitigate risks impacting client delivery.

  • Working with internal teams ensuring effective controls/procedures are in place for setup of internal and external systems, tools and processes as part of the client transition process.


  • Proficient in UK Payroll technical knowledge and experienced in stakeholder management.

  • Strong project management and time management skills, with the ability to balance multiple priorities effectively.

  • Excellent networking abilities and relationship-building skills.

  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and workload management skills.

  • Experience managing a team and proficiency in payroll compliance regulations.

  • Over 8+ years of hands-on experience in Payroll, preferably within a high-volume payroll business.

  • End-to-end Payroll knowledge.

  • Proficient in understanding payroll compliance regulations, statutory payments/deductions, and pension contributions management.

  • Payroll qualifications such as Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) preferred.