Payroll Team Leader

Payroll Team Leader Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Payroll Team Leader to join our team.


  • Process RTI returns to HMRC on a monthly basis and ensure payments are made accurately and on time;
  • Ensure that responses to references are provided accurately, appropriately and in a timely manner;
  • Quality checking;
  • Be fully conversant with the systems required to operate as part of the role and to use systems in line with policies and procedures;
  • Coaching the payroll team;
  • Provide expert advice and interpretation of Payroll legislation to support managers when making pay-related decisions;
  • To ensure that useful and accurate HR metrics are provided to the Board of Directors and Managers across the business;
  • Identify opportunities for improvement, make suggestions and implement appropriate changes;
  • Oversee the Company reward and benefits, ensure that benefits are renewed as and where necessary;
  • Provide training;
  • Ensure a high degree of accuracy at all times;
  • Administer year end payroll processing (e.g. P11d) and reporting in line with legislation;
  • Resolve any issues and discrepancies;
  • Overseeing the end to end processing of the payroll;
  • Ensure regular record and data audits are conducted and appropriate follow up is completed.


  • Experience using the Merit payroll system is desired however not essential;
  • Goes that extra mile to achieve results;
  • Understanding of compliance;
  • Ability to manage work requests to tight timescales whilst maintaining quality;
  • Ability to manipulate and develop HR and Payroll reports;
  • In-depth and current knowledge of payroll legislation;
  • Previous knowledge and experience of Payroll management in a multi-site complex organisation;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to deliver a Payroll service in line with the agreed service levels;
  • Credible and professional;
  • Strong Excel skills, Vlookups and pivot tables essential;
  • Previous experience managing a payroll team;
  • Professional and approachable disposition to work and the workplace;
  • Resilient.