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Payroll Team Lead

Team Leader

Purpose of role:
Lead and manage a payroll team to meet Primark’s payroll functions

Reports to:
Group/Payroll Manager

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage a team including assisting with hiring, coaching and appraising
  • Lead and oversee the administration of weekly and four weekly payrolls, ensuring that payrolls are paid accurately and on time
  • Help ensure that the team is compliant with relevant rules and legislation
  • Finalisation and payment processing in respect of company payrolls
  • Overseeing pension administration and returns
  • Applying PAYE regulations and company rules on calculating and entering company and statutory payments
  • Drive team performance including identifying improvements and efficiencies
  • Lead on knowledge of tax and other regulations in relation to team support
  • Assist with monthly reconciliation process and resolution of any payroll discrepancies
  • Demonstrate and maintain a positive customer service focus to both internal and external payroll customers
  • Work cross functionally with other departments
  • Oversee the validation and processing of spreadsheets
  • Check and sign correspondence where required
  • Assist with year-end duties such as balancing, reconciliations. Process P11D information and PSA returns
  • Develop team members and perform activities that help with long term retention of team members
  • Support the administration of the flexitime system for head office employees
  • Assist with special projects related to the payroll function
  • Research and prepare special reports for management and ensure reporting needs within the company are met
  • Validate and process EDI & RTI files
  • Carry out problem and error analysis including period end checks
  • Support growth in the company
  • Other duties as may be required

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
  • 10+ years payroll experience is required with some experience of managing people
  • Hands-on approach to problem solving
  • Able to step in and out of day to day payroll related activities where required to support the team
  • Detailed knowledge of tax regulations including RTI, auto enrolment and year end processes.
  • Demonstrable experience of working to deadlines and performing duties under pressure.
  • Microsoft Excel knowledge to at least Intermediate level.
  • Ability to see through tasks fully with minimal support ensuring team is kept on board and fully informed
  • Strong analytical ability and excellent communication skills.

Personal Attributes:
  • Highly organised, detail-oriented, possessing the ability to effectively prioritise projects and deliverables whilst meeting deadlines
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise work schedule for self and team and work within agreed timescales.
  • Excellent attention to detail and an ability to analyse and interrogate high volumes of data as well as demonstrating an ability to focus on higher level overview.
  • Proven ability in managing sensitive matters whilst ensuring all Primark information remains confidential to the business.
  • Be a collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal/communication skills.
  • Proven ability in developing effective working relationships across all levels of the organisation.
  • Operates with a high level of integrity, diplomacy, tact and professionalism.
  • Effective and persuasive presentation skills, including the ability to present complex information in an understandable manner to all areas of the business.
  • Ability to lead, influence and coach others.
  • Sound judgement, unquestionable ethics and integrity with high degree of transparency and trust.


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