Optionis Group, the market-leading professional services provider to contractors and small businesses, specialising in accountancy, tax, and umbrella employment solutions. Our payroll function is integral to the service we provide to our employees and accountancy clients. Our Head of Payroll is responsible for managing the payroll function both strategically and operationally by supporting the team to deliver a great service both internally and externally. You will be a technical point of reference for all matters relating to payroll and must be comfortable with driving transformational change.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the efficient operation of payroll for a large umbrella employer (Parasol) and four accountancy brands with payroll submissions for small companies
  • Acting as a technical lead for the group on payroll and pensions.
  • Responsible for ensuring all payrolls are accurate and executed within agreed service levels.
  • Ownership of auditing controls to ensure transactions are accurately recorded and errors are mitigated, including working with Finance to monitor Pension transactions.
  • Supporting the Payroll Managers with and sign off monthly reconciliation of pension and AOE
  • Contributing expertise to ongoing project-based work, including the implementation of new payroll software across both teams.
  • Keeping up to date with technical and legislative developments in payroll or impacting payroll and cascade this throughout the payroll team and wider business.
  • Identify areas for improvement and implement new procedures to ensure continuous improvement within the department.
  • Lead, coach and develop the Payroll Managers and the wider payroll team.
  • Liaise with HMRC where required
  • Overall responsibility for the tax year end tasks/project for payroll

Skills and Experience Required:

  • CIPP Level 5 or higher, or an equivalent qualification within accountancy or HR.
  • Experience of leading a payroll team through change in a fast-paced, high-volume, complex business
  • Experience in project management, process improvement and implementation of new systems
  • Excellent standard of technical knowledge and the ability to breakdown and explain payroll calculations, including impact of employer NI and apprenticeship levy
  • Detailed working knowledge of pensions both private and Auto-enrolment
  • Experience within umbrella, bureau, PEO or multiple high volume payrolls is essential
  • Must be up to date with all legislation that impacts payroll

What we offer:

  • Your Flexibility – remote, hybrid or office based (occasional travel to office)
  • Study support towards further qualifications
  • Industry leading career development
  • 23 days holiday per year (excluding bank holidays) plus the option to buy and sell an extra 3 days. As a special thank you for each completed year of service with the company you will receive an additional days holiday (up to a maximum of 28 days or pro rata equivalent)
    Additional days off for Birthday
  • Exclusive Discounts & Offers from ‘SavingsPal’ – UK’s Leading Benefits Platform
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Pension
  • Dress down dress code
  • Tusker Car benefit scheme – salary sacrifice green CO2 capped
  • Free Mortgage service
  • Holiday Buy & Exchange Scheme
  • Gym Discount
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Eye Care Vouchers – Specsavers

Are you looking for your first Payroll Manager role or simply seeking a new challenge?

Managing our small team you will have excellent knowledge of taxation, national insurance and other HMRC or legislative matters, and the skills to successfully and proactively engage with staff to explain payroll and pensions information and concepts.

You will ensure high quality, accurate and timely payments are made to our monthly payroll of 1,400 and all required data and payments flow to third-parties, including our three pension providers.

You will be responsible for managing the Payroll/HR System (Resourcelink), which will be inclusive of contract management, as well as recommending and implementing changes based on stakeholder feedback. You will ensure there is internal reporting and information distribution, as well as providing information to our employees about payroll and pensions.

Using your experience and expertise you will be responsible for collating and providing the University’s returns to the government, auditors, pension providers and the higher education statistics agency (HESA).

You will foster your team’s personal development in order to ensure that our services match our high standards of excellence.

This role will benefit from our hybrid working policy allowing you to work from home two days a week. Whilst this role is full-time, applications from candidates available on a part-time basis will be considered.

Informal Enquiries: Andrew Heron| Deputy Director of Finance and Planning | [email protected]

We offer a comprehensive set of staff benefits which includes a competitive salary, 35 days holiday plus bank holidays, excellent pension scheme with 8% employer contribution. For more information please click HERE

For more information about the University of Cumbria please click HERE

We are looking for an experienced Payroll & Finance officer to take end-to end responsibility for payroll and pensions for approximately 260 staff within the school as well as financial support for the School staff, parents and pupils. The successful candidate will enjoy getting to the bottom of queries and discrepancies, be a confident systems user and be able to demonstrate the importance of teamwork as part of a small busy team.

As the role is responsible for ensuring compliance with payroll and pensions legislation the individual should be used to refreshing their own knowledge and be proactive in ensuring processes, systems and communications are updated accordingly.

The role a member of the small finance team and the Payroll and Finance officer will carry out other tasks such as reconciliations and transaction processing. Training will be provided on specific tasks although spreadsheet skills and experience are required.

Training in the use of the specific software and the pension schemes will be provided via a combination of on-the job training from line managers supplemented with attendance on appropriate training courses.

Responsibilities

Payroll

  • Accurately processing monthly payroll to deadline liaising with heads of department to obtain relevant information.
  • Updating payroll system for starters, leavers, changes in contracts. Including the outcome of the Annual payroll review.
  • Manual calculations of pay adjustments.
  • Communication with staff as they join the school, when resolving queries, and issuing periodic personalised letters e.g. annual pay review.
  • To work closely with the HR administrator to ensure complete and accurate data.
  • Communicating with internal IT team and the helpdesk of payroll software provider where required.
  • Responsibility for all returns to HMRC in respect of pay and benefits including P11Ds.
  • Processing payroll journals, departmental recharges etc. to the nominal ledger.
  • Ensuring processes, systems and communications reflect the changes as a result of legislation, benefits offered etc.
  • Producing payroll control account reconciliations and resolving reconciling items.

Pensions

  • Maintenance of payroll information such as pension scheme membership in the payroll system and issuing relevant letters.
  • Enrolling staff into the relevant pension schemes.
  • Submitting regular reports and payments to pension providers.
  • Complying with automatic enrolment legislation and communicating changes with staff.
  • Updating the payroll system for changes to pension provision including complex Teachers’ Pension Scheme and liaising with software provider.

Financial Support

  • Reconciliation of control accounts. Recording transactions for cost recovery centres such as school trips and reporting of balances.
  • Processing financial transactions to the accounts system: such as journals & bank transactions.
  • School Visits: Control of the financial aspects of trips; arranging for collection of payments from pupils and ensuring that internal procedures are adhered to and that all costs are adequately controlled.
  • Online Payment system used by parents: Communicating with Parents and Staff about the use of ParentPay – the online payment system used to pay for school lunches, school visits and other items.
  • Assisting in the production of schedules to support the annual statutory accounts in preparation for audit.

Finance Team Tasks

  • Dealing with telephone enquiries from parents and outside agencies, and taking subsequent action as required.
  • Analysis of transactional information.
  • Assisting in the annual process of ensuring all academic departments have books and materials at the start of the academic year.
  • Dealing with pupils, parents, school visitors, covering for absent staff.
  • Other duties as required in a small, busy team environment.

Payroll Manager
Location: Cumbria
Salary: £40,000 p/a

An exciting opportunity for a skilled and experienced payroll manager with proven team leadership experience to join a leading business based in the heart of Cumbria.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing a payroll team responsible for delivering high-volume payroll operations
  • Manage payroll journals including reconciliations
  • Manage all year-end processes and reports including P11Ds
  • Manage all BACS payments and bonus payments.
  • Performance Management, SLA management and KPI management
  • Managing both Internal and External Audits and payroll enquiries

So if you are an experienced Payroll Manager who is keen to join a forward-thinking dynamic business offering excellent career prospects, we would love to hear from you!

Apply today by sending your CV, availability to start and salary expectations to us ASAP.

JGA Recruitment Group Ltd (“We”) are committed to equality of opportunity for all applications regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.  We strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.
 
We are also committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.  We are a specialist payroll, HR & Marketing recruitment agency and recruitment business as defined in the Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (our business).  These statements together with our privacy notices set out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

Salary Range: Starting salary £49,549

Our pay band range for this post is £49,549 –  £63,200, our career banding framework allows movement through the bands on an annual basis following an assessment of your capability and competence.

About us

The ICO is the UK’s independent regulator for information rights, promoting data privacy for individuals and openness in public bodies. We regulate under a wide range of legislation, including responsibilities for data protection and freedom of information.

The ICO’s work is of national importance and increasingly in the public eye. To deliver this we need to attract and retain skilled staff, ensuring that we provide the right pay, rewards and benefits to effectively compete in the labour market, which are delivered in an effective and accurate manner.

About the Role

We are seeking to recruit a Pay and Reward Business Partner to lead our work in this area. It’s both a strategic and operational role, demanding excellent attention to detail, strong contract management skills and strategic vision.

The post holder will ensure that the ICO has effective pay and reward strategies and mechanisms in place to meet the needs of the organisation. This will require strategic insight and knowledge of pay and reward frameworks in the public sector.

The Pay and Reward Business Partner will engage with stake holders such as senior managers, trade unions, our sponsor department and the Treasury, and will need to have the skills to influence and advise stakeholders, develop business cases, present ideas and solutions to identified risks, ensure our policies and procedures align with our strategic aims, write reports and conduct negotiations.

The successful candidate will also manage our relationships with our payroll, pensions and benefits providers, ensuring that processes are completed accurately and on time. This requires a hands on approach to the exchange of information, ensuring that data exchanges and outputs are precise, and working alongside colleagues in People Services to ensure that services are delivered to a high standard.

About You

You will need to have experience in a pay and reward environment, and able to demonstrate the effective delivery of exceptional services through third party suppliers. As a leader of people, you will have the skills to lead, inspire and add value to your team to enable them to achieve their objectives.

You will have up to date knowledge of public sector pay and pension arrangements, and relevant legislation and best practice within HR, pay and reward, combined with excellent attention to detail and communication skills.

Closing date 23:59, Tuesday 9 November 2021

Why work for the Information Commissioner’s Office

Here are a few of the valuable rewards that you will enjoy:

Flexible working hours, including flexi leave.
Civil Service Pension arrangements.
25 days’ paid holiday a year with options to buy, sell, and bank days.
Extra “privilege” days in addition to normal public holidays.
Compressed working hours options.
Excellent learning and development opportunities.
Health cash plan.
Colleague assistance scheme.
Access to many discounted products and services.
Welfare and family-friendly policies.
Staff medical scheme and eyesight testing.
Please note if you are appointed to work with the ICO you will be required to complete security clearance processes. These include identity and qualification checks and a Basic Disclosure level check of unspent criminal convictions.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

The ICO is committed to promoting and enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion. We are focused on developing a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve and together we are building an inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.

We are championing this through our Equality Diversity and Inclusion Board together with a number of staff networks. To find out more visit ico.jobs.

We welcome and encourage applicants from all members of the community regardless of gender, age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, marital status, pregnancy or any other personal circumstances.

To demonstrate our commitment to equality of opportunity in employment in Northern Ireland, we monitor the community background of our applicants and employees, as required by the Fair Employment and Treatment (NI) Order 1998.

We are dedicated to ensuring our recruitment and selection processes are fair and inclusive and enable everyone to showcase their individual talents. Our HR team are happy to discuss any additional support you may need at any stage and will make reasonable adjustments according to your needs. Disabled applicants are guaranteed an interview, if they meet the minimum criteria for the role.

At the ICO we support a number of flexible working arrangements and we are happy to discuss your personal needs or preferences during the recruitment process.

If you are disabled and have difficulty using our online application system please email the HR team at [email protected] who can arrange for you to submit an application via an alternative method.

Post ref: OCT20213952

Salary Range: Starting salary £29,024 pa.  Our pay band range for this post is £29,024 –  £37,019 pa. Our career banding framework allows movement through the bands on an annual basis following an assessment of your capability and competence.

About us

The ICO is the UK’s independent regulator for information rights, promoting data privacy for individuals and openness in public bodies. We regulate under a wide range of legislation, including responsibilities for data protection and freedom of information.

The ICO’s work is of national importance and increasingly in the public eye. To deliver this we need to attract and retain skilled staff, ensuring that we provide the right pay, rewards and benefits to effectively compete in the labour market, which are delivered in an effective and accurate manner.

About the role

We are seeking to recruit a Lead Pay and Pensions Advisor who can support the Pay and Reward Business Partner who will lead our work in this area.

The Lead Pay and Pensions Advisor will work in partnership with our managed payroll provider and closely with People Services colleagues.  The post holder will be responsible for the accurate processing of payroll, pensions and benefits for approx. 1000 employees.

In addition to the daily implementation of all relevant policies and procedures, the Pay and Pensions Advisor will be responsible for checking and auditing of all information exchanged with payroll, pension and benefits providers.

In conjunction with the People Services Operational team, the Pay and Pensions Advisor will ensure that managers and staff receive appropriate advice and support on the resolution of pay and pension queries.

Supporting the Pay and Reward Business Partner, the Pay and Pensions Advisor will ensure that the ICO has effective relationships with external suppliers and organisations involved in the pay, pensions and benefit process.

About you

You will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a payroll function, providing advice and support on pay policies and procedures.

You will have excellent attention to detail and good problem solving skills with the ability to decipher complex pay queries or potential errors.

You will be personally effective with the ability to work well under pressure and to deliver within specified timescales.

You will need to be an excellent communicator with the ability to build good working relationships with third party suppliers.

Closing date: 23:59, Tuesday 9 November 2021

 

Why work for the Information Commissioner’s Office?

We are proud to provide our people with a premium benefits package. We are continually improving the rewards we offer. Here are a few of the valuable rewards that you will enjoy:

Flexible working hours, including flexi leave.
Civil Service Pension arrangements.
25 days’ paid holiday a year with options to buy, sell, and bank days.
Extra “privilege” days in addition to normal public holidays.
Compressed working hours options.
Excellent learning and development opportunities.
Health cash plan.
Colleague assistance scheme.
Access to many discounted products and services.
Welfare and family-friendly policies.
Staff medical scheme and eyesight testing.
Please note if you are appointed to work with the ICO you will be required to complete security clearance processes. These include identity and qualification checks and a Basic Disclosure level check of unspent criminal convictions.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

The ICO is committed to promoting and enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion. We are focused on developing a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve and together we are building an inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.

We are championing this through our Equality Diversity and Inclusion Board together with a number of staff networks. To find out more visit ico.jobs.

We welcome and encourage applicants from all members of the community regardless of gender, age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, marital status, pregnancy or any other personal circumstances.

To demonstrate our commitment to equality of opportunity in employment in Northern Ireland, we monitor the community background of our applicants and employees, as required by the Fair Employment and Treatment (NI) Order 1998.

We are dedicated to ensuring our recruitment and selection processes are fair and inclusive and enable everyone to showcase their individual talents. Our HR team are happy to discuss any additional support you may need at any stage and will make reasonable adjustments according to your needs. Disabled applicants are guaranteed an interview, if they meet the minimum criteria for the role.

At the ICO we support a number of flexible working arrangements and we are happy to discuss your personal needs or preferences during the recruitment process.

If you are disabled and have difficulty using our online application system please email the HR team at [email protected] who can arrange for you to submit an application via an alternative method.

In this new role that has developed due to continued growth, we are now recruiting for an experienced Payroll Manager to join our fast-paced Payroll team based in our friendly, Head Office in Stockport town centre, just 5 minutes’ walk from the central train station. This would be a great opportunity for someone who has a passion or interest in working in Payroll for a not-for-profit organisation and is looking for a long-term role where they can be part of a team. The successful candidate will oversee the timely and accurate processing of one of our monthly payroll’s and will directly report to The Head of Payroll and work in close partnership with two other payroll managers who oversee both a weekly and last working day payroll.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Payroll Manager to lead and motivate the team to deliver the highest level of internal and external customer care, productivity and accuracy. You will need to carry out internal checks and audits of work to ensure that the team is performing against expectations. You must be able to work to targets and take ownership of issues.

You will have the analytical and problem solving skills to develop and implement improved processes and systems and to work in partnership with our payroll software provider MHR. You will promote high standards of professionalism and confidentiality and ensure effective communication with HR colleagues and operational managers.

You will have senior payroll experience and a relevant qualification with experience of supervising & leading a team and managing a busy workload. You will be numerate and IT aware with the ability to use spreadsheets and databases effectively and to efficiently manage data and information. You must have experience of auto-enrolment, real time reporting and all aspects of payroll including HMRC compliance, tax/NI calculations, statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and sickness payments, student loans & other deductions, taxable/non-taxable benefits and travel expenses.

In return Creative Support will provide both in house and accredited Payroll training to enhance your payroll knowledge and continue your professional development.

Interviews will be held on the 27 July 2021

Creative Support is a dynamic, national, charitable provider of person-centred support services to people with mental health needs, learning disabilities and older people with care and support needs. We are Investors in People (Silver) organisation with a record of excellence in staff development.

We are also a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organisation. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer who have recently received Investors in People Silver award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures.

Join us….Make lives better

Do you want to work for a forward-thinking, people-centred organisation passionate about making a difference to communities across the north of England?

ABL Health is a pioneering community healthcare organisation supporting people in transforming their lifestyles through innovative wellbeing programmes. We’ve been working since 2009 on behalf of councils and CCGs to create ‘a better life’ for their residents and patients, and our expertise spans everything from weight management, wellbeing programmes, dietetic services and smoking cessation to counselling in schools.

With a modern headquarters based at the Royal Bolton Hospital just off the M61, we operate in the North of England with localities stretching across Greater Manchester, Wirral, Lancashire, NE Lincs and St Helens.

We have grown substantially over the past few years and are looking for an individual with drive, ambition and who shares ABL’s values and who is passionate about joining a team that make a real difference to people’s lives.

We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities and disabled people as they are currently under represented within our workforce. All applicants will be made on merit.


Role Purpose:

Duties and responsibilities

  • Payroll/Pensions/Staff benefits Administration duties include processing payroll within agreed deadlines, working out PAYE & NI contributions, making all payments including HMRC on time, issuing tax forms (P45s, P60s, etc), processing pension contributions including NHS Pensions and submissions plus calculating and processing staff benefits.
  • Reconciling payroll accounts in Xero accounting system or similar, including completion of journals ahead of monthly Management Accounts.
  • Review and process staff expenses claims including mileage and additional expenses monthly.
  • Assisting with Bookkeeping duties including entering payments, Publishing invoices in Dext or similar, producing bulk payment runs, sending BACS Remittance Advices and marking invoices as paid.
  • Filing and archiving payroll and finance records
  • General administration (record keeping, filing etc.)

For more details, please see job description.

Payroll Team Leader – Chester – £28K + benefits

A leading Chester-based organisation are seeking the services of a 1st class, experienced Payroll Team Leader to lead a small team of Payroll Administrators.

 

Payroll Team Leader – Key responsibilities: 

  • Supervisory of a small payroll team.
  • Processing end to end client payroll.
  • Manage your own portfolio of complex clients.
  • Statutory payments – Statutory Sick Pay, Statutory Maternity Pay, PAYE and National Insurance etc.
  • Processing of Year End procedures.
  • Provide 1st line support for payroll queries.
  • Liaise with HMRC when required.
  • Process Tax Code changes.
  • Manual calculations.

 

Payroll Team Leader – Qualifications: 

  • 2+ years’ experience working in a busy payroll function.
  • Grade C and above at GCSE English & Maths.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, working within a team and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to multi-task.

 

If you are a motivated Payroll professional looking for your next opportunity to join a successful firm who invest in their people and promote within, please don’t hesitate to apply now!

JGA Recruitment Group Ltd (“We”) are committed to equality of opportunity for all applications regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

We are also committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We are a specialist payroll, HR & Marketing recruitment agency and recruitment business as defined in the Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (our business). These statements together with our privacy notices set out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

Payroll Administrator – Chester – £23K + benefits

A leading Chester-based organisation are seeking the services of a 1st class, experienced Payroll Administrator to join their busy team.

Payroll Administrator – Key responsibilities: 

  • Processing end to end client payroll in a busy team.
  • Manage your own portfolio of complex clients.
  • Statutory payments – Statutory Sick Pay, Statutory Maternity Pay, PAYE and National Insurance etc.
  • Processing of Year End procedures.
  • Provide 1st line support for payroll queries.
  • Liaise with HMRC when required.
  • Process Tax Code changes.
  • Manual calculations.

 

Payroll Administrator – Qualifications: 

  • 1-2 years’ experience working in a busy payroll function.
  • Grade C and above at GCSE English & Maths.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, working within a team and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to multi-task.

 

If you are a motivated Payroll professional looking for your next opportunity to join a successful firm who invest in their people and promote within, please don’t hesitate to apply now!

 

JGA Recruitment Group Ltd (“We”) are committed to equality of opportunity for all applications regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

We are also committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.  We are a specialist payroll, HR & Marketing recruitment agency and recruitment business as defined in the Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (our business).

These statements together with our privacy notices set out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.