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We are recruiting for an experienced Payroll Manager. You will need to have experience of managing a payroll team and you will need to be able to reconcile HMRC, ensuring all payroll functions are performed correctly.

We are recruiting for an experienced Payroll Manager based in Southend on Sea, Essex. Full time permanent role, working 35 hours per week.  This role for the foreseeable will be working one week in the office and one week at home.  You will be responsible for managing 6 Payroll Officers who perform 7 payrolls between them paying thousands of employees.

You will need to reconcile HMRC, ensure all payroll functions are performed correctly and deal with any queries  liaise with Local Authorities regarding over spends etc. As  Payroll  Manager you will be overseeing the Payroll Team and to ensure that they deliver a high quality and person centred service to their  customers.

Main duties include:

  • To lead the day-to-day delivery of the payroll function for the SDS Payrolls and the internal Payrolls
  • To review and develop financial procedures and processes
  • To continually monitor and update the Payroll function to ensure compliance with legislation and company policy
  • To provide line management and regular supervision to the payroll team, including supervision/appraisal and weekly team meetings.
  • To deputise in the absence of the Head of SDS Financial Services, in partnership with the SDS Finance Manager.
  • To ensure that new payrolls are set up in a timely manner.
  • To ensure that payrolls are received, checked and processed on a timely and accurate basis.
  • To respond to individual queries including general payment queries, annual leave, redundancy, mortgage references and other authorised requests for information.
  • To liaise with funders and account holders to investigate variances and highlight circumstances which might affect Direct Payment funds.
  • To liaise with HMRC, the Pensions Regulator and other 3rd parties on a variety of payroll related matters.
  • To support the team to ensure that individuals meet employer requirements in relation to HMRC and auto enrolment pensions.
  • To support the team to ensure that calculations for payments to HMRC, chosen pension providers and other 3rd parties are accurate and paid promptly.
  • To carry out payroll year-end procedures as required and to produce and send all returns required by HMRC and Benefits Agency including P11D, P35 & PSA returns.
  • To visit clients and providers when required to provide information and assist with the provision of the Payroll Service.
  • To contribute to the ongoing development of new systems for the verification and production of financial reports.
  • To assist in maintaining the computerised payroll and finance systems, reviewing software upgrades, dealing with software suppliers and ensuring that the system is effective.

Salary £30,000-£32,000 per annum.  30-32 days annual leave (including bank holidays), parking permit and they can be reasonably flexible with childcare arrangements in terms of start and finish times. With regard to training, they pay for 80% of role related qualifications with the final 20% being offered as an interest free loan to the member of staff over an affordable period.

Apply today or contact Kim Baker, ENS Commercial Recruitment, Westcliff for further information.

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