Payroll Manager

Posted 10 January 2023
Salary £34000 - £36000 per annum
Job type Permanent
DisciplineAccountancy & Finance
Contact NameMartin Lawrence

Job description

Payroll Manager, c£36,000

Based near Newbury, office-based

Wade Macdonald is currently recruiting a Payroll Manager for a school based near Newbury. The school is looking for a Payroll Manager, this will be a standalone role, with no direct reports. The role will manage end-to-end payroll operations for the school ensuring payroll process is completed correctly, and timely, ensuring that controls and compliance is in place.

About the role - Key responsibilities:

  • Leading the end-to-end payroll for the school

  • Providing a friendly and professional to service in regards to payroll related queries

  • Ensuring timesheets are completed accurately

  • Completing starters and leavers processes

  • Maintaining payroll records in line with procedures

  • Dealing with payroll calculations and payments (SMP, SSP, SPP)

  • Coordinating year end processing of payroll (including HMRC returns)

  • Administering the pension schemes

  • Ensuring monthly statutory submissions are completed accurately and on time, including TPC, autoenrollment, RTI, HMRC and pensions returns

  • Liaising with HR to complete the payroll in an accurate and timely manner

  • Monthly checks and reconciliations in addition to payroll year end procedures

  • Being the lead on and implementing relevant upgrade and maintenance works to the payroll system

  • Administering employee benefit schemes

About you

  • Good time management skills and the ability to work to set deadlines

  • Familiarity with statutory requirements for payroll deductions and reporting, or to transfer your skills to this area

  • Knowledge of payroll software and previous experience in running payroll

  • Numerate with strong problem-solving skills.

  • Previous experience of implementing a new payroll system (desirable but not a necessity)


  • 25 days' annual leave per year plus public

  • Sick Pay

  • Free freshly prepared meals and refreshments

  • Free onsite parking

  • Various sports facilities are available on site that can be used by (swimming, yoga, gym, tennis, and squash)

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Discounted school fees

Payroll Manager, c£36,000

Based near Newbury, office-based

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.