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, with potential for extension. 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:

  • £36,000
  • Immediate start on offer
  • 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. 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.


  • Ensure all payroll transactions comply with organisational timelines and procedures.
  • Establish a detailed schedule for payroll processing cycles.
  • Ensure that there are sufficient staff trained in all tasks to ensure that any staff absences will not impact on delivery of the payroll service.
  • Direct and guide staff to reconcile and effectively control the Payroll related accounts within the General Ledger on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure that all deductions, both statutory and non-statutory are accurately deducted from salary and paid in a timely manner. Control, monitor and authorise the transfer of funds, advising Financial Planning of funding requirements.
  • In conjunction with HR, ensure that sound procedures exist for new starts and leavers minimising under/over payments. Ensure that all overpayments are identified and Accounts Receivable notified in a timely manner.
  • Actively participate in the development, enhancement and/or replacement of the Payroll & Expenses systems, liaising with other divisions as required.

The Ideal Person

Candidates should have a recognised qualification in UK payroll accredited by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, relevant degree or equivalent

  • All the candidates must have a minimum of three years managing a Payroll function


  • Candidates without the above qualifications but with a minimum of five years experience managing a Payroll function will be considered

In addition, candidates must also demonstrate the following in their application and at interview:

  • Excellent technical payroll skills including sound knowledge of gross-to-net calculations, PAYE, National Insurance, SMP, SPP, SSP etc and up-to-date legislation knowledge.
  • Sound book-keeping skills and knowledge of accounting techniques.
  • Experience in computerised payroll systems and the use of MS Office, especially Excel.
  • Experience of PSA's, P11D's, Salary Sacrifice schemes, HMRC Expenses taxation & exemptions.

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.