Payroll Manager, Lanarkshire
Rutherford Cross
February 13, 2023
Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Job Type
- Glasgow
Industry and Commerce
Transactional Management


Rutherford Cross is pleased to be partnered with a household name FMCG brand to appoint a Payroll Manager. This is a unique opportunity to join a highly successful family-owned business in a management level role. The role will be based in Lanarkshire.

The ideal candidate will hold a full payroll qualification, and have excellent and current knowledge of Payroll procedures and related legislation. The role will be responsible for the effective management and development of two payroll administrators and will report to the Group Administration Director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop strong relationships with Finance and HR to ensure the smooth and efficient running of payment processing, reporting, and budgeting
  • Manage and perform payroll processing duties including administering starters, leavers, amendments, absence, overtime, statutory payments, and pensions
  • Deal with discrepancies and queries relating to payroll, and resolve or escalate as appropriate
  • Oversee payroll audit and reporting requirements
  • Maintain compliance with relevant payroll legislation and advise on future legislative changes
  • Ensure compliance with relevant internal company policies
  • Support the compilation of data for legislative reporting
  • Identify opportunities for improvements to systems and processes
  • Lead change initiatives which improve payroll efficiency, reporting and reduce the risk for manual input error
  • Work with HR colleagues and the wider business to improve the communication of employee benefits and reward


  • Recognised full payroll qualification i.e. CIPP
  • Proven experience of managing or supervising a high performing payroll team
  • Proficiency across payroll software, TA systems and MS Excel
  • Excellent and current knowledge of payroll procedures and related laws
  • Experience of managing/supporting improvement initiatives
  • Good problem solver with excellent analytical skills
  • Possesses the ability to quickly establish credibility, communicate effectively and establish productive relationships

This role is offering £40,000 - £45,000 and will be office based. If you wish to have a confidential discussion around the role, please get in contact with [email protected]

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