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Interim Head of Payroll (up to 12-24 month FTC)

Job reference: 002509

Closing date: 30/11/2018

Salary: up to £45,000 per annum

Department: Finance

Hours per week: 36.17 hours per week

The Interim Payroll Manager will be responsible for all payroll activities, systems, policies and processes for the N Brown group and to lead the team to ensure all activities are managed within the agreed service levels and framework of procedures to achieve agreed objectives, KPIs and legislative requirements, as well as upskilling and developing the team.

This is a hands-on role where you will be accountable for 2250 employees across several payrolls and the task of working with our People team to improve processes and controls. In addition, the Group is currently reviewing its IT platforms which could result in the interim payroll manager leading a payroll system implementation programme, experience of leading a system implementation is therefore advantageous.

Responsibilities for the Global Payroll Manager are to:

  • Review existing payroll/business processes and related systems to Identify improvement opportunities and implement to maximise process efficiency via increased standardisation and automation of transactions and journal processing
  • Review, development, standardisation and automation of internal and external reporting to ensure full visibility and reporting capability for all global employees
  • Deliver key projects on time and within budget
  • Leadership of the UK payroll team including - development, monitoring and evaluation of appropriate performance measures by way of team objectives, KPI's and 121's.
  • Ensure team are multi skilled with no single points of failure, ensuring adequate cover for holidays and absences
  • Ensure activities are carried out across all payrolls in accordance with legal requirements, to service level agreements, including all related payments, journal processing, tax year end processing and reporting etc
  • Work with external agents/advisors and internal colleagues to ensure ongoing compliance to current legislation requirements
  • Control of starters/leavers, employee changes process, including efficient allocation of relevant general ledger information and updates to all relevant systems
  • Ensure security for payroll and related systems and compliance to data protection regulations


The Successful Applicant will be CIPP qualified (Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals) or currently working towards and Prince 2 or equivalent is Desirable. You will have proven experience of identifying, developing & implementing payroll systems/process, reporting improvements and delivery of projects to time and budget in addition to a deep understanding of the necessity for accurate payroll reporting for the group, HMRC and other tax authorities.


Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with N Brown Group.


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