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Payroll Manager

Location : West Cardiff
Type : Permanent
Salary : from £45k

A well respected global brand with a significant operation in Wales. This company has experienced considerable investment and growth in the last few years.

An opportunity has arisen for an experience payroll professional to manage the function and together with the team, help drive organisational performance by supporting leaders and their teams to deliver on business goals, thrive and grow. This company is looking for someone with ambition, integrity and great efficiency.

Job Purpose & Scope

This is the role:

Responsible for the processing of the full monthly payrolls including employees in UK and Ireland, across multiple business entities, ensuring compliance with company procedures and local payroll/tax related regulations.

Key Result Areas

  • Accurate and timely payroll processing
  • Monthly and annual statutory and company payroll/tax reporting requirements
  • Management of payroll related payments to third parties, including Pensions & HMRC
  • Effective relationships with key stakeholders
  • Maintaining professional knowledge and CPD

Payroll Processing

Key Responsibilities & Job Content:

  • Monthly end to end payroll processing of both UK and Ireland employees, to include Overtime, Bonus, Mileage, statutory parental pay, PHI payments, Termination payments, Optional Remuneration arrangements, RTI submissions, e-payslips, journals, payroll reconciliations, compliance checks and associated reporting and payments
  • Management of Inbound and Outbound assignees pay and benefits, across Expat and Shadow payrolls
  • Process share options and RSU events and ensure tax compliance
  • Manage salary sacrifice schemes, ensuring compliance with HMRC rules

Payroll System Management

  • Management of payroll system including: maintenance and set up of user defined payments, deductions, benefits and pension categories ensuring correct for Tax, NI & Costing; support with system integration with Time & Attendance and HR systems; continuous improvement; maximise system functionality and relationship with vendor
  • Ensure accurate data recorded on , including Company cars, fuel arrangements, salary & allowances and employee personal information
  • Monitor, review & manage system users and the appropriateness of security profiles and system access rights, according to user job roles
  • Project support for process improvement and system upgrades

Tax Reporting

  • Completion of statutory reports, to include: an annual review of all company expenses to prepare the PSA; collection/ review of data for preparation and submission of P60, P11D, etc.

Pension And Benefits

  • Ensure continued Pension compliance with auto enrolment
  • Pension records maintained within payroll system
  • Member of UK DC pension scheme
  • Management of health Benefits, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme


  • Collaboration on HR & Payroll related projects
  • Main point of contact for Internal and External audits
  • Update and maintain payroll manual
  • Assist mobility team with long term and short term mobile employee population
  • Prepare / review Gender Pay Gap report data

Professional Skills - Essential

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience of full monthly payroll system processes including balancing and closing the pay period
  • Knowledge of employee benefits, including company car schemes,  and fuel complexities
  • Experience of payroll system maintenance: user access and security profiles, set-up and maintenance of user defined categories, bulk uploads & back dated pay awards
  • Knowledge of Auto Enrolment and experience with Pension administration
  • Intermediate level knowledge of Excel [Vlookups, Pivot tables]

Professional Skills – Desirable                                               

  • Manufacturing experience – shift patterns, overtime,
  • Irish payroll

 Personal Behaviours

  • Good communication skills both written & verbal
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines, and work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to work effectively both in a team and independently, demonstrating the ability to use own initiative and make decisions
  • Committed to high standards of performance, quality and confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly establish and maintain good working relationships at all levels
  • Strong and accurate numeracy skills
  • Attention to detail

Company benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Pension Salary Sacrifice
  • Life Assurance (3x Annual Salary)
  • Cashback healthcare scheme including Employee Assistance Scheme and Westfield Health Rewards (discounts and rewards from hundreds of high street retailers, restaurants, gyms and destinations)
  • Income Protection
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Early finish on a Friday
  • Free on-site parking

Position of : Payroll Manager, West Cardiff

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