Payroll Manager Jobs

Payroll manager jobs are varied.  Payroll manager jobs usually involve running a payroll department or team, which is responsible for making sure that wages are paid correctly and on time, wages can be paid weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Payroll manager jobs would involve the following responsibilities:

  • Supervising and training the payroll team
  • Introducing payroll policies and procedures
  • Advising on Inland revenue policies and procedures
  • Managing computer software and systems
  • Analysing and reporting on financial data.

In some environments payroll manager jobs duties may include some human resources responsibilities, including running employee benefits schemes and conducting pay reviews.

Payroll Manager Jobs qualifications & experience

To gain a payroll manager job you will usually start as a payroll administrator, and work your way up to supervisor and then take a job as a payroll manager. Jobs as payroll managers require you to possess a good standard of computer literacy, particularly in using spreadsheets. 

Payroll Manager jobs usually have the one of the following certificates:-

  • IPP Institute of Payroll Professionals
  • AAT Association of Accounting Technicians
  • IPP Advanced Diploma in Payroll Management
  • IPP Masters Degree (MSc) in Payroll and Business Management

As payroll policies and procedures can change often it is part of the payroll manager jobs to keep up to date with them.

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