Payroll Shared Services Manager Full Time
Payroll Shared Services Manager
Mid Kent Services
SALARY: £41,338 – £45,171
The Payroll team are responsible for running payrolls for Maidstone, Swale and Dartford councils. The post holder will be based at Maidstone although there will be some requirement to travel between Sittingbourne and Dartford.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a strong HR payroll professional to join the HR Shared Service who will have responsibility for leading and coaching the Payroll Team and ensuring the delivery of a high quality payroll service for all three organisations. Experience of using integrated Payroll/HR system is essential and experience of the MidlandHR iTrent system would be advantageous.
Reporting into the Head of HR Shared Services you will have experience of operating at a senior level with responsibility for managing and developing a small payroll team. You will be responsible for the day to day running of payroll, providing specialist advice, guidance and interpretation on pay and related legislative matters in order to provide an efficient and cost effective payroll service. You will also be expected to provide advice with regard to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
You will help to manage, maintain and develop the payroll system to ensure its accuracy, relevance and security of data in line with changes to regulations, policy and statistical requirements such as pension returns and all legislative requirements. Therefore good working knowledge Microsoft products such as Word and Excel are essential. You will also be required to run and create reports through our reporting tool of SAP Business Objects.
The successful candidate will have exceptional knowledge in payroll legislation, taxation and national insurance rules as well as strong problem solving, numeracy and communication skills.
Candidates must be a member of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) or equivalent body and will ideally hold a CIPP qualification; Grade 5 or above and with significant experience of managing a payroll function.
For further information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Peter Jones on 01622 602186.
To apply for the position please visit www.maidstone.gov.uk/jobs and complete the online application form or by phone on 01622 602555
Closing Date: 10th February 2019
Interview Date: 19th February 2019
Council Benefits: career average pension scheme, professional fee payment, flexible working (including opportunities for home working and job share), employee benefits package and generous leave entitlement.
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