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Payroll Project Manager (FTC)

  • Location: England
  • Salary: Up to £70000.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 10 months ago

  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Contact: Holly Dean
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 19 March 2023
  • Job Ref: JO0000012313_1676636771

Cedar are currently looking for a Payroll Project Manager to join an Insurance company on an interim basis.

Salary: paying up to £70,000 per annum

Duration: 6 months

Office locations: London or Northampton but you are able to work 100% remote if preferred.

Report into: Financial Controller

Direct reports: x2 Junior Payroll Clerks

It is an essential requirement that you have experience using the system Dayforce Ceridian

You'll be assisting with other data, payroll, or reward-related tasks and projects. You'll need a comprehensive knowledge of the interlinks with finance, including payroll journals. As well as a strong working knowledge of a complex UK payroll and associated HR and payroll systems. You'll be working with the people team, shared services, and finance teams to make sure effectiveness, accuracy, sign-off, and error resolution are maintained.

What you will be doing:

  • Producing and quality-checking the monthly UK payroll
  • End-to-end processing of the UK Payroll
  • Maintaining and managing the compliance of the auto-enrolment pension scheme. As well as producing monthly reconciliations for finance and uploads to the pension provider
  • Producing employee documentation, including payslips, P60's, P11d's, and P45's
  • Making sure we're compliant with current legislation as well as statutory and contractual requirements
  • Reconciliations, HMRC requirements, and year-end processing
  • Reviewing and improving payroll and associated administrative processes
  • Managing pension memberships and making sure they translate to the UK payroll


  • Experienced in managing the whole process of the payroll experience
  • Experienced with Dayforce Ceridian that knows how to automatically add payroll benefits
  • Able to show year-end experience (P11D and HMRC)
  • Very knowledgeable of UK employment tax and statutory pay policies
  • Up to date with legislation for payroll and pensions
  • Excellent with numbers, and detail, and is accuracy-focused
  • Experienced with excel skills and happy working within tight processes
  • A compassionate and confident decision-maker around error resolution
  • An excellent communicator and thrives in getting the best out of other people

If this role is of interest, please apply online ASAP.