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Payroll Manager - 3 month FTC

Kettering, Northamptonshire (On-site)
£50,000 - £62,000 per year
Contract or temporary (3 month FTC)

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Job description

A multi-academy trust of 11 schools in the Midlands is seeking a Finance & Shared Services Payroll Manager for an urgent temporary role. The position is offered initially on a 3 month fixed term contract basis, and candidates should be available to start the role immediately. The salary offered is circa £60k per annum and the role will be predominantly based onsite at the Trust’s central office in Kettering. The post is full-time for approximately 3 months.

The role involves managing the organisation’s payroll function, which is outsourced – along with oversight of the financial transactions/payments function. The position manages 2 Payroll Administrators and 4 Finance Assistants. The 11 schools are spread across Kettering, Corby, Wisbech and the surrounding areas – however this temporary role is based at the Kettering central office.

For this temporary position it is essential that candidates have strong experience with managing outsourced payroll and have managed payroll staff in a payroll team.

Public sector or education sector experience is useful but not essential.

Key duties include:

  • Actively review and develop new processes, service standards and delivery expectation to ensure an efficient payroll and finance administration operation
  • Lead contact for the outsourced payroll provider, in conjunction with the Head of People
  • Act as the contact for all pension administration issues and returns and compliance to auto enrolment requirements
  • Lead the preparation and delivery of the monthly payroll
  • Model costs of structures current and new, modelling pay increases, job Family and job evaluation costings through the team
  • Oversee the preparation of and submission of statutory and regulatory returns including RTI, P11Ds etc.
  • Working collaboratively with the people and all colleagues within he Finance function to provide invoice payments, supplier information and salary reports to enable ongoing and well-informed financial decision making
  • Produce annual gender pay gap report, equal pay reports, pay progression and other management information as and when required including scenario planning
  • Monitor apprenticeship levy payments and usage, working closely with the people team to ensure it is effectively accessed and utilised
  • Undertake day-to-day leadership, development, motivation and performance management of all members of your team
  • Maintain accurate finance and payroll records, audit trails and decision making ensuring that both internal and external audits are enabled to provide levels of substantial assurance in line with rules on financial probity and integrity

Candidate requirements:

  • Experience of leading and managing a payroll function with significant complexity
  • Desirable to posses experience/ understanding of the education sector and school operations
  • Qualified through relevant body such as Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) (desirable)
  • Experience of pension schemes and auto enrolment
  • May be Part qualified ACCA/CIMA or similar
  • Excellent skills in developing new and improved processes for administration, ensuring effective processing

Closing date: ASAP / Ongoing

Please send your CV for immediate consideration.

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Posted on: 20 November 2023
Closing date: 20 December 2023 at 23:59
Job ref: MM04
Tags: Finance, Human Resources