Group Accountant

Sector:Business Services
Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:£50,000 per annum
County:City of Edinburgh
Job ref:39204
Post Date:07. 11. 2023

About the Role

Harper May is collaborating with a prestigious consultancy firm, well-known for their commitment to excellence within the industry. They are currently searching for an astute Payroll Manager to lead and refine their payroll operations with a forward-thinking approach. The company has experienced significant growth, and within a captivating market, their achievements have earned them a prominent reputation.

The ideal candidate for this role should have a proven track record of prior experience within payroll management.


  • Ensure that the payroll is processed in accordance with the company policies, procedures, and standards

  • Ensure compliance with tax, pension, and statutory regulations

  • Monitor and report on payroll performance indicators and metrics

  • Resolve complex payroll issues and queries from employees and managers

  • Liaise with external agencies such as pension providers, and auditors

  • Maintain payroll records and reports

  • Support payroll projects and initiatives such as system enhancements, process improvements, and best practices



  • A wealth of experience in payroll management, especially within a high-volume context.

  • Extensive working knowledge of payroll systems and HR payroll applications.

  • A track record of driving improvements in payroll processes.

  • Strong analytical, leadership, and communication capabilities.

  • In-depth knowledge of payroll laws and regulations.

  • Professionally qualified or member of Institute of Payroll Management.

  • Educated to degree standard is highly desirable.

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