Payroll Manager - Peterborough

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
£36,000 - £38,000 per annum
11 Nov 2016
09 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Payroll Manager
Location: Peterborough
Salary: £36,000 to £38,000 per annum
Job Type: Permanent

Company description and key duties:

The organisation operates a network of around 45 branches and depots locations where accommodation and storage units are prepared for rental or sale and are refurbished as required.
To support the Head of HR Policy & Compliance to achieve the monthly payroll and payroll related objectives.
To act as the main contact for payroll and payroll related matters including AtlaS (the Global HR Information System).
To provide effective advice and practical support on all payroll/ADP and AtlaS related issues.
Deliver an accurate and robust payroll process including all ADP and AtlaS related processes. Advise and guide the Regional Directors and his/her Management Teams in order to ensure the most effective use of ADP and AtlaS.
Reporting to: Main organisational relationships
Functional relationships: Head of HR Policy & Compliance
Regional Directors, Regional Operations Managers, Regional Service Managers, Site Managers, Office Managers.
HR Director, HR BP Team, Resourcing, Transactional Services, L&D.

Major responsibilities will include:

Manage and process 1 payroll through ADP of approximately 1000 employees, ensuring that the payroll is processed in good time and is accurate and that all policies are followed and all legal requirement from HMRC and other legal authorities are adhered to.
Provide advice and guidance on ADP and AtlaS issues and support managers with new starters in respect of any training requirements.
Work with all HRBP’s and Managers to ensure that ADP is populated with accurate and authorised data administered in a timely manner.
Work with the finance department to ensure that all employees continue to be coded and costed to the correct place in the nominal ledger through regular reporting to finance from information in ADP.
Administer the Friends Life pension scheme contributions through ADP and ensure they are paid to Friends Life via the website in accordance with the prevailing deadlines. Update the same web site with starters and leavers to the scheme.
Ensure the accurate and timely submission of the monthly PAYE return.
Complete any government statistics returns in relation to payroll and employee information in a timely and accurate manner.
Issue leavers reports to relevant departments eg IT in order that they can remove leavers from the email system.
Liaise with the HMRC on any relevant matters and complete accurate and timely returns on behalf of the firm eg monthly P46(Car), Annual PAYE, Annual P11D, Annual PSA etc.
Produce accurate and timely reports for headcount and payroll costs for both internal and external use.
Produce and submit annual renewal data for group life cover, PHI etc.
Record and administer all private mileage returns through ADP.
Record and administer all deductions and attachments of earnings through ADP and pay over the amounts to relevant authorities including the CSA etc.
Using the interface, update the AtlaS HRIS system monthly via a download of information from ADP.
Ensure that the auto enrolment process is completed in a timely manner and that accurate information is recorded and forwarded to the pension provider Friends Life.

Success in 6 months will include:
Develop positive relationships with the HR team and managers who are key to ensuring that the payroll process is accurate and timely.Clear understanding of the business and the way it operates within functions and profit centres.A clearly defined plan of how to utilise all of the products and services within ADP including self service to ensure a quick and efficient processing of the payroll.
Success in 1 year will include:
Achievement of first year objectives.Taking the lead in championing payroll related issues and projects. Develop an excellent working relationship with HR colleagues and key business stakeholders
Success in 3 years will include:
Identified as a high potential employee.Year on year achievement of goals. Exceeding expectations of the role. Seen as a value adding employee to client groups

Knowledge and qualifications.

Formal payroll qualification or equivalent experience, in particular ADP Payroll.
Sound knowledge and understanding of current payroll and tax legislation.
Track record of successfully delivering service improvements and service/business plans
Evidence of building constructive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.
Proven success of delivering a second to none payroll service.
Evidence of successfully resolving sensitive and complex payroll and tax related issues
Sound critical reasoning skills and the ability to extract pertinent information and draw reasonable conclusions.
Ability to convey clear vision and manage strategically within a corporate context and to deadlines
Sound interpersonal skills and the ability to establish positive relationships with colleagues and staff at all levels.
Ability to maximise resources and manage budgets effectively in a financially disciplined environment
Ability to implement creative and imaginative approaches to payroll related issues and to identify new options for service development
A personal and professional commitment to open communication, open mindedness, team working, equal opportunities and diversity.
A clear thinker, able to be clear and make effective decisions in a dynamic and change oriented environment
High degree of self motivation, personal and professional probity and integrity.


Position involves a reasonable amount of travel within the business to on board and train managers with ADP and AtlaS.
Benefits: Pension, Other(discuss with your HH Account manager)
Key skills: Payroll, AtlaS related issues, ADP

If you feel you have the relevant experience, then please apply for immediate consideration.