Assistant Payroll Manager

Permanent | £32,000-£35,000 per annum

If you are someone with experience in payroll, are ready to further your career and join a successful UK business in a role that offers 80% remote working, this could be for you!

Our client, leaders in their field, seek an Assistant Payroll Manager to join its finance team to provide a seamless and professional payroll service for its 7000 employees. The job will report into an experienced Head of Payroll and will be supported by 2 payroll administrators. The role of Assistant Payroll Manager will involve processing multiple payrolls from start to finish of various size and frequencies, whilst working closely with managers, regional managers, and the heads of department to ensure the successful payroll delivery to their services.

The ideal candidate will already have proven payroll experience and be keen to step into a lead payroll position in an organisation that has an incredibly hardworking and dedicated workforce. The role offers flexibility around the working day as well as hybrid working arrangements, with 1 day office based and 4 days WFH.  NB:  the office is located in Swansea.

The job

  • Responsibility for a high-volume payroll function across a weekly and monthly basis ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Managing a busy and varied in-house payroll, over multiple payrolls for several hundred sites, for approximately 7000 employees
  • Monthly payroll reporting for the wider business
  • Managing all payroll procedures
  • Managing all payroll escalations promptly
  • Oversee payroll calculations, HMRC submissions and payroll reconciliations
  • Manage payroll administrators on a daily basis and provide support to Payroll Manager
  • Demonstrate excellent management and communication with external parties and internal stakeholders

The person specification

  • Proven experience in a similar role at Assistant Payroll Manager level
  • Able to demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Previous experience processing complex payrolls in a large organisation
  • Up to date on UK legislation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good systems skills including MS Excel and proficiency using inhouse Payroll software ideally itrent/MyHR
  • Experience of HMRC RTI and P11d reporting

Salary & benefits

  • Up to £35,000 pa depending on experience
  • Flexible/hybrid working policy – 4 days from home
  • Pension scheme

The next step

If this opportunity is of interest, we would be delighted to hear from you, please attach your CV and send it to


At a glance

Job title
Assistant Payroll Manager
£32,000-£35,000 per annum
4 days WFH - 1 day Swansea
Date posted
Wednesday 29th May, 2024