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We are helping our UK leading, award winning client based in Central Milton Keynes recruit for a great Payroll Team Leader to join them and become an integral part of this great fun, professional award winning team and company!

Salary: £30,000 plus bonus (circa £4,000 pa)

Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, Free Parking (right in Central MK!), Childcare vouchers, bonus related to kpis (circa £5k pa), all paid company annual ball, free breakfast Friday 

Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm (40 hours per week)


Overview of the Role of Payroll Team leader 

The main function of this role entails managing the team  responsible for the processing of timesheets on a daily basis, ensuring that all of those to be paid are paid appropriately and that the invoices are produced correctly.  It also involves ensuring that the processing team meets its weekly target deadlines and answering any queries from the respective stakeholders.  So great motivational skills, positive outlook, the ability to lead by example and work to tight deadlines are a must.


Main Duties/ Tasks of the Payroll Team Leader 

  • Managing, supervising, coaching and motivating a team of 6 payroll administrators taking ownership of the company’s payroll system – Merit
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws and payroll tax obligations
  • Calculating and deducting statutory requirements which include Tax, NI, SMP, SPP, SSP, RTI
  • Knowledge of Pensions
  • Processing Starters and Leavers including the Processing  of all relevant forms egP45/P46/P6/P9
  • Liaising with the company senior management team when required
  • Management of team performance and absence
  • Assisting with saving all of the daily timesheets & reports
  • Adding and processing timesheets onto our In-House system
  • Enrolling new workers onto the Payroll system
  • Checking entries on the system for accuracy
  • Collating/posting out of Sales Invoices
  • Dealing with ad hoc queries daily/ Research and Resolve Payroll Problems
  • Assisting Credit Control department and any other relevant stakeholder with their day-to-day queries
  • Any ad hoc duties as


Personal Qualities and Skills Required

  • Previous experience managing a payroll team
  • Experience using the Merit payroll system is desired however not essential
  • Professional, confident and assertive communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Understanding of  legal compliance requirements 
  • Professional and approachable disposition to work and the workplace
  • Goes that extra mile to achieve results always leading by example 


This role is to start asap so if you feel you are that great, experienced Payroll Team Leader looking for that next challenge and career opportunity, please send your CV to James Newbury Appointments for review. If you do not have a response within 3 working days, unfortunately you have not been shortlisted on this occasion; please do keep an eye for other potential opportunities as we would love to be able to help you with your next career opportunity if we can. 

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