Head Of Payroll

Job Reference: TE001105

Posted by: Tony English

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Industry: Accountancy
Oxford, UK
£70000 – £80000 per annum

Description of role:

A Head of Payroll required ASAP from a client payroll environment

Responible for the full operational ownership of the payroll function whilst managing a large team. Working closely with the Director to support the rollout of the service line run book.

Your key responsibilities

  • Set the strategy for and manage multi-cycle payrolls in a timely, accurate and efficient manner, ensuring that all customer, HMRC, RTI and other Statutory reporting deadlines are met.
  • Ownership of a separate Profit & Loss account with an expectation that there will be incremental margin improvement year-on-year.
  • Recommend and implement changes to operating procedures regarding workflow and scheduling to meet productivity and quality standards.
  • Foster the continuous streamlining and automation of processes, making positive recommendations and improvements, to include participation and leadership on projects to support.
  • Ensure well-controlled work processes and the safeguarding of confidential payroll information.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships across the department and at all levels of management.
  • Coach, mentor, and provide professional development for the payroll team.
  • Ensure clear communication and interface with other departments and business units in meeting business requirements.
  • Keep up to date with legislation and industry best practice in order to recommend and shape future developments in terms of practice and service offering to Clients, and analysing and leveraging data to drive insights to action
  • Work closely with Compliance and Operations to ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, and ethical standards in an aligned way across your area of responsibility, supporting the implementation of and following risk management processes and internal controls, and promoting a culture of compliance and ethics across your team.


  • Hybrid and flexible working.
  • Partner level mentor and a tailored career progression plan.
  • Participation in our Management Development Programme.
  • A varied role in a talented and experienced team.
  • Joining a company with an exciting growth plan ahead.
  • Plenty of opportunities to increase your technical knowledge and skills.
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients across many industry sectors.
  • An experienced manager to support your development and provide day to day guidance.
  • A comprehensive induction and buddy to help you get up to speed in your first few months.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, retail discount scheme, electric vehicles salary sacrifice, cycle to work, hybrid and flexible working.
  • Generous core holiday allowance plus holiday trading, flexible bank holidays, and additional holiday with service.
  • Wellbeing programme with regular events and activities focused on your physical and mental wellbeing. We also offer all employees a Wellbeing Day each year – a day dedicated to boosting your wellbeing.

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