Assistant Payroll Manager

Location: Ely
Sector: Finance & Accountancy
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 9am – 17.30pm Monday – Friday
Reward: Up to £30,000
Start: ASAP
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Health plan scheme, life insurance, medical and dental cover, flexible working and 25 days holiday + bank holidays

Are you looking for that next step up in your payroll career? Are you able to lead and support a team? If this sounds like you then please read further. 

Working alongside the Payroll Manager, you will support them with ensuring all payroll processes are running accordingly and in-line with internal procedures and legislations. You will support a team of 5, making sure standards are being maintained and tasks are being completed in a timely manner.

The ideal candidate will have extensive Payroll knowledge and experience of working within a bureau. You will have supported and motivated team members and be responsible for the smooth running of a team. This role offers an excellent opportunity to work alongside the Manager in implementing improvements and processes. 


  • Preparing and running monthly payrolls
  • Calculating statutory information and handling salary sacrifice schemes
  • Setting up and managing auto enrolment procedures
  • Managing payroll correspondence
  • Overseeing any payroll issues and complaints
  • Setting up of new clients on the system
  • Involved in the billing procedures
  • Carrying out administrative duties as and when required
  • Reviewing the work of junior staff members and ensuring the quality and standards are to company guidelines
  • Delegating tasks across the team effectively
  • Boosting moral and keeping the team motivated on a daily basis
  • Coaching and training junior members of the team to help make improvements
  • Undertaking regular training and courses to keep up to date with latest legislations and changes to payroll
  • Supporting the Manager with other tasks in the business as and when required and stepping into Manager role in absence of the Manager


  • CIPP qualified desirable but not essential
  • MUST have strong payroll experience within a Bureau
  • Experience of being at Senior Level and ideally some leadership experience
  • Broad payroll knowledge
  • Brightpay experience is desirable but not essential
  • Ability to motivate a team
  • Deliver training and support to a team
  • Professional and polite mannered
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Willing to learn
  • Excellent time management skills

If you have not received a response within 3-5 working days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. Busy Bee Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business for this Permanent vacancy.

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