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Deputy Payroll Manager

Location: BRISTOL, AVON Salary: 35000.00 - 41000.00 GBP Per Annum, inc benefits
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: 11 months ago Reference: 3058338
REED Accountancy are pleased to be working with a large prestigious organisation, based in the Clifton area of Bristol, who are looking to recruit a Deputy Payroll manager to join their team on a permanent basis.

You will be responsible for ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of the employee and pensions payroll delivery for 8000+ staff, plus outside company payrolls. You will report into the Payroll and Pensions manager, whilst overseeing 14 members of staff, of which includes two supervisors.

This is a great time to be joining this organisation which is currently going through the process of implementing a new Finance, HR and Payroll system. The successful post holder will be joining the team during the finishing phase of this project. This provides an opportunity for the new post holder to help lead the department into a new phase of its existence.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has managed a similar sized and complex payroll within a current or recent role, and is now looking for a new challenge. In return, the successful candidate will be rewarded with a generous benefits package, a 35 hour flexible working pattern week, and a role that will give you ownership and input into what you do.

This is a truly unique and rare opportunity, located in a city that has been voted one of the top most liveable cities in the UK. This is not an opportunity to be missed, and for the right candidate, could be the beginning of an exciting new step in their career.

For more details on this role please read on!

Responsibilities will include the following:

Planning, Organising & Problem Solving
o Assist the Payroll and Pensions Manager in providing the monthly payrolls for the organisation
o Planning the workload of the team to ensure all deadlines are met and that the payroll is submitted to external agencies in timely manner

Analysis, Reporting & Documentation
o Ensuring that all financial transactions and reports relating to the departments, are carried out in accordance with Financial Regulations and Procedures.
o Procedures and analysing payroll information each period on the financial transactions of all Departments.
o Ensuring that payroll/pension and finance systems are fully maintained and control accounts reconciled

Customer/Service Support & Liaison
o Working with department managers when giving advice on information regarding pension, salaries and aspects of personnel matters.

People Management
o Assisting the Payroll and Pensions Manager in supervising a team of 14 staff, including holding staff reviews, managing performance issues, assisting with training and providing technical advice where required to ensure they can fulfil their roles to maximum potential.

Continuous Improvement
o Work closely with other senior managers of the Finance Department in providing professional financial management services to the organisation.
o Assisting in the development and implementation of the integrated HR/Finance/Payroll system which is due to go live in April 2018

The ideal candidate would meet the majority of the following criteria:

• Substantial experience of working within a medium to large organisation with man-management responsibility
• Must have maintained up-to-date knowledge of payroll, pensions, employment and tax regulations and legislations
• Must have up-to-date knowledge of payroll, pensions and finance systems
• Have strong numerical skills and an ability to understand figures, statistics and financial terms
• Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present financial information to non-finance personnel and to communicate effectively at all levels
• Have strong IT skills e.g. have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, word, the internet and email systems.


• Be a Member of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP)
• Have experience of implementing new payroll systems

If you like the sound of this great opportunity and feel that you meet the majority of the qualifying criteria, please apply online ASAP or alternatively email me at with an updated CV.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information on this opportunity if required.

This is a great opportunity and not to be missed

Successful applicants will be contacted within the next 24 hours.

Good Luck!

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