Payroll Manager

Job Description

A leading public sector employer based in Belfast are recruiting a Payroll Manager to join their team on an initial temporary contract. If this sounds like it might be of interest to you, please apply for more information.

Salary/ Benefits

In order to attract the very best talent on the market a generous remuneration package is on offer based on experience plus a range of benefits including:

  • £31,000
  • Initial 3-month contract with view to extension
  • Comfortable working environment
  • Hybrid work from home/office model ongoing


A leading Public Sector organisation is currently recruiting a Payroll Manager to join their team based in Belfast City Centre for an initial 3 month contract. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an employer with an excellent reputation in the local market and who provide an essential service to the local community.


  • To manage the day to day activities of the Payroll Team plan, manage and organise the day to day operation, rotating duties as required and deliver professional customer service.
  • To ensure post holder and Payroll staff is up to date with current legislation, ensuring required training is provided and encouraging professional development.
  • To ensure records are maintained in line with GDPR, Records Retention Policy and to provide confidence that the correct authorisation of payments, accountability and probity of payroll financial transactions has taken place
  • To ensure that all payments and the payroll deductions are correctly authorised and processed in an accurate and timely manner, all employees' benefits are correctly taxed in line with HMRC regulations and that all overpayments are identified and recovery action taken in a timely manner.
  • To ensure that Payroll Control accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis.
  • To ensure that all Payroll returns and payments to HMRC, NILGOSC and other bodies are made in a timely fashion.
  • To ensure that staff queries are addressed and resolved in a timely manner reflecting the high level of customer service expected from Payroll Staff.
  • To ensure that all relevant procedures are documented and adhered to by all staff and develop, monitor and implement quality processes within the Payroll Team.
  • To provide statistical information in respect of payroll transactions to allow for identification and resolution of issues impacting on service.

The Ideal Person

Applicants must provide evidence by the closing date for application that they meet the following essential criteria:

  1. a) Possess a CIPP Payroll Technician Certificate or equivalent relevant (Level 3 or higher*) qualification and have at least three years' experience working within in a Payroll environment.


  1. Can demonstrate a minimum of five years' working within a Payroll environment.
  1. Demonstrate experience of:
  • Processing of payroll using integrated payroll software systems;
  • Providing advice on payroll issues and compliance with HMRC regulation and legislation.
  • Team Management

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Accountancy & Finance job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Jamie Gault in the strictest confidence.