Payplus is focused on providing top quality payroll services to small and medium-sized businesses and organisations, including the education sector. This allows employers to free themselves from the burden of their payroll obligations, enabling them to get on with more profit-orientated tasks.


We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Payroll professional to manage one of our Client Payroll teams. This position is important as you'll be responsible for leading and developing a team of Payroll Executives to ensure the accurate delivery of a 1st class payroll service by ensuring clients’ payrolls are run in an accurate, efficient, and effective way.


What will you be doing?


As a Client Payroll Team Lead, your responsibilities will be as follows:


  • Managing, supporting and mentoring a team of Payroll Executives to include regular 1-2-1s, ‘Year In Reviews’ and carrying out regular team meetings
  • Authorising holiday requests to ensure there is adequate cover within the team
  • Logging and managing team sickness
  • Providing support to the payroll team using your knowledge on various specialist areas, e.g. workplace pensions, manual payroll calculations, importing payroll data and client accounts
  • Working with Team Leads to ensure the payroll allocations are up-to-date and to include the allocation of new clients within the team
  • Leading projects identified by Regional Operations Manager
  • Keeping up-to-date with new payroll legislations and compliance and ensure the changes are communicated within the team
  • Identifying areas where improvements can be made and put forward suitable recommendations for changing the payroll process
  • Ensuring the daily BACS is submitted for IRIS Payroll Professional and Paycircle
  • Keeping up-to-date with upgrades and developments within payroll software updates
  • Monitoring KPIs and risk register
  • Attending client meetings when required.
  • Acting as a point of contact for any escalations
  • Managing a small portfolio of clients
  • Deputising for the Regional Operations Manager when required
  • Any other duties as may from time to time be reasonably required.


What are we looking for?


We're looking for someone with the following skills, competencies and experience:


  • Significant payroll processing experience
  • Experience leading/managing Payroll teams within an education environment
  • Intermediate user of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel & Outlook
  • Experience of payroll software, e.g. Payrite, IRIS Earnie, IRIS Payroll Professional/Star Payroll.
  • Experience working in a payroll bureau/outsourcing service (desirable)
  • CIPP Diploma or equivalent (desirable)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Team-player
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Flexible and ‘can do’ attitude to work.


Please note:


We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

Salary: Competitive plus bonus
Location: UK Remote

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