Our recruitment experience in payroll jobs
Every business needs someone like you to keep its payroll processes running smoothly. With staff attendance, timesheets and taxes being an integral part of an employee's experience, your skills are sought after across the UK.
Thanks to our vast network of nearly 100 UK offices and our teams of expert payroll recruitment consultants, we will find a role that suits your specific skillset, wherever you are.
Our in-depth knowledge of the busy payroll environment and the skills required have made us a trusted partner for candidates for years. Whether it’s part-time or full-time, temporary or permanent, we have a wealth of positions waiting to be filled by top talent like you.
We recruit for a variety of positions, such as payroll administrator, payroll clerk, sole charge payroller, payroll team leader, payroll supervisor, international payroller, payroll manager and head of payroll.
Payroll employers we recruit for
We’ve partnered with multiple organisations seeking payroll professionals like yourself. So you can trust our experts to deliver the best opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else.
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PAYROLL JOBS FAQs
The average salary for someone working in payroll is around £40,000. You can work up to leadership level and earn over £100,000 in a Head of Payroll or Director of Payroll position.
While you don’t always need a formal degree to work in payroll, there are professionally accredited courses to degree level that would help you break into this career path, delivered by training partners of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals and including the payroll course and the payroll theory training course.
Payroll refers to the employees that are entitled to receive payments as well as other work benefits and the amounts that each should receive. Along with the amounts that each employee should receive for time worked or tasks performed, payroll can also refer to a company's records of payments that were previously made to employees, including salaries and wages, bonuses, and withheld taxes, or the company's department that deals with compensation. A company may handle all aspects of the payroll process in-house or can outsource aspects to a payroll processing company.
You can argue payroll is the most important department within an organisation. A main reason people go to work is to earn money – and you are the department who makes sure they are paid correctly and on time so you are responsible for keeping the workforce happy.
The great thing about working in payroll is that you’ll always be learning. Legislation is continually changing and evolving so you will always be challenged to grow and develop.
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