Head of Payroll

St. Albans, England
£67500 - £75000 per annum + Bonus and package
20 Apr 2021
18 May 2021
JN -042021-2560286
Joe West
Job Type
Contract Type
Full Time

This Head of Payroll position is based around St. Albans and is an initial 12 month ftc to drive change and process improvement for a dynamic and exciting new Payroll team within this FMCG brand.

Client Details

This FMCG group have a stellar reputation for lading form the front in regards to the adoption of technology and being an national employee of choice with a multitude of awards to their name. With a forward thinking and dynamic senior management team this role is working with the Head of Finance to drive the payroll function through a period of change and process improvement. Based on the outskirts of St. Albans with parking on site and excellent facilities


Head of Payroll duties and responsibilities;

  • Drive and support the payroll change programme across strategy, provider selection, customer service focus and international expansion
  • Lead and Manage the Payroll team to deliver processes internationally, working to SLAs and policies supporting the Payroll Manager in their day to day management role
  • Ensure an excellent level of customer service is implemented and maintained across the payroll function
  • Period end activities and ensure accuracy of payments
  • Report periodic KPIs with analysis and presentation to senior leadership
  • Develop the service provision strategy across all UK and international locations and develop strong relationships with service providers
  • Management of supplier performance to SLA's and customer satisfaction
  • Continuously improve processes
  • Partnering with IT, HR and Finance to drive process efficiency's and change
  • Support company wide change initiatives
  • Act as a process lead for payroll defining requirements and driving implementation for processes and systems to meet business requirements, performance metrics and compliance.
  • Driving initiatives to enhance compliance controls and address areas of non-compliance and internal finance procedures
  • Build and develop a high performing highly engaged team creating a culture of service excellence


Head of Payroll experience, characteristics and skills required;

  • Experience of managing payroll change and previously payroll operations
  • Strong demonstrable experience of people managing and large teams
  • Experience of improving payroll systems
  • Experience of driving and implementing a customer service focused approach in an international environment
  • A great understanding of UK / International payroll legislation
  • Experience in process improvement to improve SLAs and KPIs
  • Confidence in assisting the development of strategy for the payroll and wider finance team.
  • Great communicator
  • Committed to driving change with a track record of improving a large international payroll function

Job Offer

Great competitive package for this initial 12 month fixed term contract based on the outskirts of St. Albans with parking on site and an opportunity to be hands on shaping change and process within a global FMCG group

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