Day in the life of a Payroll Manager

Day in the life of a Payroll Manager
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As it’s National Payroll Week we thought we’d shed some light on what it’s like being a Payroll Manager. Whether you’re a little nosey or would like to take the next step in your career to being a Payroll Manager, make sure you’ve got your cuppa because we’re giving you the low down. 


The Payroll Manager Routine

With a 8.30am start on the cards and a cuppa in hand Rebecca sits down to check all the emails received overnight; mainly searching for those urgent jobs before compiling her to-do list for the day. Onto the to-do list, our Payroll Manager takes a look at what is expected for the day; arranges any chasing (if needed) whilst also helping her team to divide up the work especially if it’s during a busy period. (Trust us when we say Rebecca is a true team player!). 


Now, it’s time to get on the phone to HMRC; Rebecca gets onto them as early as possible avoiding any queues – great little tip for you there! Throughout the day, any queries that come in are dealt with as quickly as possible whilst bearing in mind impending deadlines. The team speak to each other regularly throughout the day so any issues that may crop up are dealt with efficiently. Moving on, Rebecca arranges the BACS payments whilst also processing any urgent payrolls. 


COVID-19 Claims

As we’re still very much dealing with COVID-19 related claims and schemes; as a Payroll Manager it’s vital to check for furlough claims which can now be made for accepted payrolls. Making the claim as quickly as possible is important to ensure clients receive the funding promptly.

Whilst many of Rebecca’s jobs are on a monthly cycle she also deals with weekly’ fortnightly and four-weekly payrolls. Rebecca  oversees her team to ensure all submissions are made to HMRC and the pension provider at the correct time. Then she needs to client clients know of any PAYE payments due in a timely manner.


The life of a Payroll Manager can be hectic, but with a great team behind you and strong work ethic, the role is very rewarding. If you’re ever looking for advice on a career in Payroll, Rebecca is available for guidance. Either drop her an email or catch her on LinkedIn


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