Payroll Manager - Hertfordshire

Payroll Manager

Companies invest enormous amounts of time ensuring they get the best possible workforce, so the least they can do is pay them the right amount, on time. For large businesses, that responsibility lands on the desk of the payroll manager. Ultimate success in the job comes when the staff barely know they exist, because they get their salaries exactly as planned, although few probably understand the work that goes on in the background to ensure that happens.

Payroll manager jobs are all about ensuring the systems are in place to keep on top of the ebb and flow of staff payments. There’s a complex employment situation out there, with employees getting raises, putting in overtime, working unusual contracts and receiving bonuses, and getting what they expected all feeds into the job satisfaction that’s essential for businesses. 

Payroll jobs are also about staying au fait with the law on paying staff, ensuring PAYE systems are in place and accurately implemented, and keeping on the right side of employment regulations. They will also play a role in a business’s financial reporting and projection, reporting to finance managers and directors.

Payroll manager skills

Payroll manager jobs go to candidates who can prove they are organised, methodical and completely on top of their brief. With reporting and perhaps some payroll forecasting being part of the job, excellent bookkeeping and planning are essential too. 

You’ll be fully adept at using the major payroll software solutions as well as the regular suite of office software, and will be able to instruct and train others on their use. As the person with whom the buck stops when there are payment snags, you’ll also be a calm-headed problem-solver, able to identify issues and act on them quickly – employees need that money in their accounts.

Payroll Manager Jobs in Hertfordshire

Sharing a border with Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex, as well as Greater London, Hertfordshire is one of the Home Counties.

It is a popular location for commuters to the capital, with mainline rail services to Euston Station and the Metropolitan line. It also offers a wealth of choice for those seeking Payroll Manager vacancies.

During its long history, Hertfordshire was home to the Romans and Normans; in the Industrial Revolution the region benefited significantly from its proximity to London and its population increased dramatically.

Settlements within Hertfordshire include Hertford, Hitchin, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, and Letchworth, which became the world's first garden city in 1903. What's more, Stevenage was the first to redevelop as part of the New Towns Act 1946.

Since the 1920s, Hertfordshire has played an important part in the British Film Industry, with a number of studios in Elstree. Television programmes such as Big Brother UK and EastEnders are filmed there, while Leavesden Studios has been responsible for the filming of blockbuster franchises like Harry Potter and James Bond.

In addition, a variety of well known companies have headquarters or large facilities in Hertfordshire in industries ranging from retail to pharmaceuticals and hospitality to aerospace. These include Tesco, GlaxoSmithKline, JD Wetherspoon, BAE Systems, T-Mobile, Ocado, Camelot, TK Maxx, Costco and Balfour Beatty.

Popular locations

Payroll manager jobs at Cast UK

Is your business looking for someone to take the reins at the head of the payroll department? You need to speak to Cast UK. We have a diverse and highly experienced roster of talent to draw from, whether that’s applicants or people from our networks whom we can approach on your behalf. Call us on 0333 121 3345 to start the search.

If you’re a payroll manager or have the skills from your own payroll jobs to step up to manager, you should register with us by following the link below. Companies need your talents right now.

Contact us