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Payroll Client Manager - Preston / Lancaster
Vacancy Description
We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Payroll Client Manager to join our busy and proactive Payroll Compliance Services Team based at our Preston office. We are a top 50 award winning professional services firm with an excellent reputation for training staff in a friendly and welcoming environment.
The Role: Payroll Client Manager
Location: MHA Moore and Smalley - Preston city centre
Hours: Full time
Salary: Competitive (dependent on skills and experience)
Benefits: Competitive benefits package (after qualifying period), including private medical, group life assurance, company pension, heath and well-being initiatives and bespoke flexible benefits scheme.

Managing a caseload of payroll clients to ensure that the production and completion of payroll is delivered to the client in an efficient and timely manner, the principal duties of this role include:
  • Processing payroll in accordance with departmental procedures 
  • Managing the submission of client payroll data 
  • Liaising with clients to ensure submission deadlines are met 
  • Updating and processing BACS timetables 
  • Issuing payslips, summary reports and PAYE information to clients 
  • Maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption pay administration (including the completion of SMP1, SPP1 forms) 
  • SSP administration (including the completion of SSP1 forms) 
  • User reports for NHS pension scheme data 
  • Working knowledge of CIS 
  • Setting up of new payrolls 
  • Liaison with HMRC 
  • Dealing with ad hoc payroll queries from clients 
  • Knowledge of RTI procedures
  • An understanding of the mechanics around Auto Enrolment 
To be successful in this role, candidates will need to have a proven track record of running payrolls from start to finish and have up to date knowledge of payroll legislation. Candidates will also need to be a team player but have the ability to work on their own initiative and be able to manage their own workload, particularly when working under pressure.

To be considered for this role, applicants must possess the following:     
  • A minimum of two years’ experience of payroll processing (ideally in bureau) 
  • An ability to process a payroll from start to finish 
  • A good standard of education 
  • Excellent IT skills (Word and Excel) 
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) 
  • Organisation and planning skills 
  • Attention to detail 

Our ideal candidate will have experience of processing a manual payroll and using Star payroll software, although this is not essential. 

We are looking to recruit a candidate as soon as possible and will make an appointment as soon as a suitable candidate is found.