Payroll Manager
Rutherford Cross
March 24, 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Job Type
Scotland:, - Glasgow
Financial Services
Credit Management


Rutherford Cross has been appointed to work with a leader in Financial Services to recruit for the role of Payroll Manager. The role will be accountable for the governance, responsibilities, and knowledge around the UK Payroll Function. The successful candidate will also play a key role in the EMEA Payroll Leadership Team, supporting a team of five and incorporating a combination of project work, ownership of key monthly / annual processes and will have ownership of PAYE accounting issues.


Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Ownership and governance of the Glasgow based payroll operations function and responsibility for all compliance and controls
  • Responsible for overall ownership of the UK payroll throughout the year including executive compensation, bonus, benefits, and deferred awards
  • Maintaining a strong partnership with the UK hosted software supplier
  • Monitoring and updating error logs and metrics for all work levels and payroll issues
  • Create and maintain an open dialogue with senior leadership, raising awareness of all potential or actual issues
  • Working in and actively enhancing the the UK Control Framework around all payroll responsibilities including SOX and internal clouds
  • Maintaining a detailed understanding of current payroll legislation, with a proactive approach to plan for future changes
  • Overall responsibility for the UK Payroll System, including maintenance, upgrades, and any necessary changes to system requirements
  • Liaising with external and internal auditors to assist in the key process, giving access to systems for sample testing and providing evidence of key controls
  • Ensuring weekly 1-2-1’s with your direct reports and making sure regular team meetings take place
  • Supporting in year end and mid-year evaluation process
  • Assess and develop training requirements for the team, encouraging and supporting team members to take ownership of their careers and development

The Ideal Candidate

  • Motived
  • Willingness to learn from others and increase their own knowledge
  • Responsible for their own tasks
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Effective communication across all internal and external communication
  • Ability to explain issues and ideas succinctly
  • Confident in building relationships and maintaining them
  • Committed to excellence
  • Organised and able to work to meet tight deadlines and is flexible when priorities change
  • Effective leadership; defining clear expectations to the team, defining goals and strategy to team and key stakeholders
  • Ability to build, inspire, motivate and retain a strong UK payroll administration team

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a globally recognised and respected company. There is a hybrid working pattern and a very competitive salary. For more information on the role please contact Eilidh Graham on [email protected]

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