Payroll Manager

  • Location: Edinburgh | Head Office
  • Pay: Competitive Salary + Excellent Employee Benefits
  • Apply By: Fri, 26 Jan 2018

The Payroll Manager role sits within the Finance Department, and is directly responsible to the Financial Controller. All staff in the department are ultimately responsible to the Chief Financial Officer. The job holder is responsible for payroll for all Company employees, and also provides payroll and pensions administration to the Company, its divisions and subsidiaries. Your responsibility will be to manage the process, reporting and control of all payroll and pensions financial functions within Zonal and its subsidiaries. Sole experience of dealing with high volume employee payroll is a must to be considered for this position. Systems we use are-: Sage Accounts – Line 50 Sage payroll – windows Navision Financials Telebank – BACS payments, reconciliations, and payroll.

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Main Duties and Responsibilities

and Pensions

Ensure that employees are paid accurately and on time,
and collate all necessary information in order to do so.

Process payroll information according to Company
procedures and systems.

Ensure that all employees receive pay slips, and deal
with any queries arising from payment issues.

Process monthly pensions payments, and deal with any
queries arising from this.

Control any extra payments in respect of car
allowances, bonuses, responsibility payments ensuring these are paid in
accordance with company processes.

Control advances on wages in cash, and ensure that any
such payments are recouped by the Company

Liaise with HR on Smart Tech payments and

Collate and process weekly and monthly timesheets for
hourly/weekly paid contractors, advising HR in the event of any issues.

Collate and process monthly overtime and on call
payments in accordance to the correct company processes, flagging any issues
when required.

To provide ad hoc payroll or pensions reporting to the
CFO/Group Financial Controller/Head of HR as required


Liaise with the Purchase Ledger and HR teams with
regard to any expenses issues.

Skills, Knowledge
& Experience


Minimum of 5 years working in a payroll and pensions environment.

Good financial awareness and ability to process a high
volume of information.

Good all round knowledge of payroll and pensions

Excellent Intermediate MS Word and Excel skills.

Experience of implementing and following procedures.

Numerate, with good attention to detail and accuracy.

Ability to work on own initiative taking full
accountability and ownership of payroll function.

Ability to work to tight deadlines

Ability to explain financial information in layman’s terms

Planning and organisational skills; able to establish
efficient and appropriate plans for self and others and adapt quickly and
effectively to unexpected changes whilst still ensuring objectives are met.

Customer service; understands and responds to customer
needs (internal and external) and exceeds expectations where possible.

Communication and team working; works co-operatively
with others to achieve a common goal and communicates information in a clear,
concise and accurate manner.

Problem solving and decision
making; analyses information
appropriately in order to find best solutions and takes a balanced view to
reach logical conclusions and make relevant decisions.

Commercial and organisational focus; demonstrates understanding of overall
business and commercial issues
facing company.

Commitment to results; is committed to obtaining results through
taking responsibility, demonstrating a positive attitude and ensuring quality
is built into work.

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