TPP is a leading charity and not for profit recruitment consultancy that specialises in financial accounting jobs. Payroll Clerks and Payroll Managers usually work within the finance department. However they could also sit within HR, depending on the size of the organisation. Finance departments generally have responsibility for paying employees, wages and salaries.
Responsibilities & Duties for Payroll Clerk & Manager Roles
Core job responsibilities for Payroll Clerks and Managers include leading on all payroll matters, interacting with colleagues in HR and Finance as appropriate and managing the payroll function on all aspects of salary administration, expenses and payroll operations, to ensure staff are paid accurately and on time. Duties can also include: managing the administration of employee benefits, dealing with pay queries efficiently and reviewing payroll office systems, to ensure they are effective. Where payroll is outsources, Payroll Managers will prepare the payroll for processing by the outsourcing company.
Skills Required for Payroll Clerk & Manager Jobs
To get a Payroll Manager job, you will require a recognised payroll qualification, for example the Institute of Payroll Professionals and experience of working at management level within a payroll department, often with staff management responsibility. Knowledge of legislations including PAYE, NI, SSP/ SMP is usually essential, as well as good analytical skills and attention to detail.
You would typically progress from a Payroll Clerk to Payroll Manager. However, within smaller organisations, payroll responsibility usually sits with the Finance Manager or Financial Controller and forms part of their role.