Critical Purpose of Role:

  • Take full ownership of the payroll process and drive through new processes, process improvements and have involvement in a new payroll system implementation.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage all payroll information throughout the business and maintain best practice within the payroll system.
  • Input all changes i.e. starters, leavers, overtime, bonus, commissions, tax codes, pension contributions and run the monthly payroll in Access SelectPay for approximately 450 employees.
  • Check and verify payroll information and be able to identify errors and ensure a high level of accuracy, prior to authorisation by the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Preparing monthly payroll and pension journals and analysing payroll variances.
  • Run annual year end processes - P11d's, P35's, P60's, PSA and Class 1A NI submissions.
  • Pension scheme administration and auto enrolment.
  • Work closely with HR on pay and non-pay benefits.
  • Ensure all deadlines with the HM Revenue and Customs are adhered to keep up to date with legislation changes.
  • Assist with the implementation of a new payroll system to go-live in April 2017.

Person Specification:

  • Able to communicate effectively with strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to multi task and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and ensure deliverables are provided in accordance with business requirements.
  • Excellent at time management and able to work to tight deadlines.
  • Strong team player, supporting Finance and HR colleagues.
  • Good with numbers and has an eye for detail.
  • Proactive and always looking for continuous improvement.

Relevant Qualifications and Experience:


  • Experience of monthly payroll with 400 - 500 employees.
  • Full ownership of the payroll process in a previous role.
  • Immediately available.
  • Confident enough to hit the ground running.


  • Access SelectPay experience.
  • Payroll systems implementation experience.