Payroll Manager

The primary role of the Payroll Manager is to pay employees and compile payroll information by managing payroll preparation; completing reports; maintaining records.

Job Role 

The primary role of the Payroll Manager is to pay employees and compile payroll information by managing payroll preparation; completing reports; maintaining records.

Key objectives 

  • Leads the process of reviewing our payroll processes to ensure we have an efficient and slick operation.
  • Works closely with HR and Finance to ensure 100% accuracy in terms of payroll processing
  • Develops effective use of our new HR database cascade with the aim payroll can link to the system in the future.
  • Maintains and administers the cycle to work and childcare voucher scheme
  • Maintains payroll information by designing systems, directing the collection, calculation, and entering of data.
  • Updates payroll records by reviewing and approving changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job titles, and department/ division transfers.
  • Pays employees by directing the production and issuance of payslips or electronic transfers to bank accounts.
  • Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and non-taxable wages.
  • Determines payroll liabilities by approving the calculation of employee payroll elements.
  • Balances the payroll accounts by resolving payroll discrepancies.
  • Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains payroll guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures.
  • Complies with local laws, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees, following up on work results.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Requirements

  • Proven experience as a Payroll Manager or similar role
  • Current knowledge of payroll procedures and related laws
  • Excellent understanding of multi-location payroll and taxes
  • Familiarity with payroll software/ HRIS (e.g. SAP, ADP, Kronos) and MS Office (especially Excel)
  • A keen eye for detail
  • An analytical mind and good math skills
  • Outstanding communication skills (written and oral)
  • Organisational and leadership skills
  • BSc/BA in Business Administration, Accounting, Human Resources, or related field; professional certification (e.g. CPP, CPM) is a plus

Job Profile Template – Payroll Manager 14.08.2020

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