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Payroll Manager

Job description

​Job Title: Payroll Manager - 3470

On behalf of our Client, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, MPA Recruitment welcomes suitable applications for the role of Payroll Manager in the Belfast area.

Location: Adelaide Street, Belfast.

Hours of work: 37 hours per week (Monday to Friday: 09.00am to 5pm)

Salary range: £16.12

Your Duties:

1. To manage the day-to-day activities of the Payroll Team plan, manage and organise the day-to-day operation, rotating duties as required and deliver professional customer service.

2. To ensure post holder and Payroll staff is up to date with current legislation, ensuring required training is provided and encouraging professional development.

3. To ensure records are maintained in line with GDPR, Records Retention Policy and to provide confidence that the correct authorisation of payments, accountability and probity of payroll financial transactions has taken place.

4. To ensure that all payments and the payroll deductions are correctly authorised and processed in an accurate and timely manner, all employees’ benefits are correctly taxed in line with HMRC regulations and that all overpayments are identified, and recovery action taken in a timely manner.

5. To ensure that Payroll Control accounts are reconciled monthly.

6. To ensure that all Payroll returns and payments to HMRC, NILGOSC and other bodies are made in a timely fashion.

7. To ensure that staff queries are addressed and resolved in a timely manner reflecting the high level of customer service expected from Payroll Staff.

8. To ensure that all relevant procedures are documented and adhered to by all staff and develop, monitor and implement quality processes within the Payroll Team.

9. To provide statistical information in respect of payroll transactions to allow for identification and resolution of issues impacting on service.

10. To be responsible for the Travel and Subsistence payments ensuring that HMRC regulations and internal policy are adhere to and ensure that processes are in place to answer queries in relation to Travel and Subsistence and to quality assure the claims process.

11. To oversee payroll relevant systems upgrades, design testing scripts and ensure testing is completes.

12. In conjunction with Payroll and Employee Benefits Manager ensure the delivery of the section’s objectives and the department’s Business Plan.

Experience and Qualifications


Applicants must provide evidence by the closing date for application that they meet the following essential criteria:

1. a) Possess a CIPP Payroll Technician Certificate or equivalent relevant (Level 3 or higher*) qualification and have at least three years’ experience working within in a payroll environment.


b) Can demonstrate a minimum of five years’ working within a payroll environment.

2. Demonstrate experience of:

(a) Processing of payroll using integrated payroll software systems.

(b) Providing advice on payroll issues and compliance with HMRC regulation and legislation.

(c) Team Management

3. Can demonstrate.

• Excellent planning and organisational skills

• Ability to work accurately under pressure of multiple deadlines.

• Excellent attention to detail

• Experience of using MS applications including MS Excel, MS Word and MS Office

• Robust understanding of payroll legislative requirements

Additional Information:

• A Basic Access NI Check is Required at a cost of £18.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please send your CV to

Or for further information and a confidential discussion on this post please call Chris at our Belfast office on 02895 211111

Please ensure your CV is accurate and updated with full personal contact details, education history, qualifications, and employment history.

MPA Recruitment are operating as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

MPA are committed to providing equality of opportunity in employment and welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of gender, marital or family status, religious belief, political opinion, disability, age, race, nationality, or sexual orientation.