Payroll Manager

Competitive | Manchester | 37.5 hours

JOB TITLE:   Payroll Manager

LOCATION:  Finance Department

REPORTING TO:    Finance Director – UK Venues

THE ROLE:  To deliver a professional and accurate payroll service to all SMG venues, and complete all legislative returns on a timely basis to relevant external stakeholders.


• Complete payroll process for all SMG venues on a fortnightly basis for all casual employees.
• Complete payroll process for all SMG venues and Corporate Functions on a monthly basis for all permanent employees.
• Work closely with HR Function to obtain relevant information for payroll processing.
• Action all HMRC requirements on a timely basis and liaise with them on any queries.
• Complete manual calculations for payroll processing, including, SSP, SMP and starter and leaver apportionment.
• Manage all payroll related queries relating to pension deductions and auto enrolment requirements.
• Complete all year end procedures including P60’s and P11D’s.
• Deal with individual and venue payroll queries promptly and efficiently.
• Manage the processing and payment of Attachment of Earnings.
• Manage the payment of holiday pay to casual employees.
• Assist with the interim and final audit and liaise with auditors on all payroll queries.
• Liaise with Finance on any reconciliation queries or payroll journal queries.
• Identify and implement improvements in processes and systems, with the objective of improving controls and efficiencies.
• Any other duties assigned as directed by Finance Director – UK Venues or HR Director.

Skills and competencies required

• Experience of acting in a Payroll role with requirements of the full ‘end to end’ process. 
• Have the gravitas to act as the face of Payroll as a ‘stand -alone’ Payroll representative.
• Intermediate Excel skills including formulas.
• Highest level of integrity and confidentiality.

Other Skills:
• Have excellent planning, organisational and time management skills
• Be resilient and able to work well under pressure and work reactively and proactively
• Have excellent interpersonal, influencing and communication skills

How to apply

Please download and complete the Application Form and the Diversity Monitoring Form.

Submit your completed forms to

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Successful applicants will be required to provide original identification.

Closing date: 22 Feb 2018