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Assistant Payroll Manager

Job reference: 002799

Closing date: 29/04/2019

Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 per annum

Department: Finance

Hours per week: 36.17 hours per week

Our vision is to become a leading digital retailer and our 2,300 employees have helped us to continue to expand our active customer base of over 4 million, becoming the universally loved experts in fashion that fits by helping our customers’ look and feel amazing through our trusted family of over 20 brands.

The Assistant Payroll Manager will be dealing with all payroll activities for the N Brown Group and will assist the Head of Payroll in leading 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.

This is a hands-on role where you will be processing pay across several payrolls. The Group is currently undergoing a significant period of change, a new HR & Payroll System is in the implementation stage, and this role will be involved in UAT, and the Parallel Runs which will test the system against the legacy payroll system. In addition, the Payroll Team will be bringing the payroll in house for our Irish brand Oxendales.

Responsibilities for the Assistant Payroll Manager are to:

  • Assist the Head of Payroll to 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
  • Work with external agents/advisors and internal colleagues to ensure ongoing compliance to current legislation requirements

The Successful Applicant will be CIPP qualified (Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals) or currently working towards completion of CIPP. They will have proven experience of end to end payroll processing, 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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