Payroll Senior Manager

Macalvins Group is a fast growing, forward thinking Chartered Accountancy and outsourcing group, with UK offices in London, Mayfair and Harrow on the Hill. The Group comprises over 250 (50 in UK group) business professionals.

Established over 30 years ago, we have revisited our strategy and are in our next phase of growth. We are highly ambitious with plans to quadruple our size over the next 5 years. Central to our core business roadmap is building on our entrepreneurial culture and ensuring our people are supported in their career.

Our UK presence comprises over 50 business professionals delivering audit, tax compliance and advisory, book-keeping, accounting, payroll, company secretarial, wealth management and other administrative services to our clients. We leverage technology in everything we do.

Macalvins Chartered Accountants, Tax & Business Advisers | Harrow, Mayfair, London

We offer a client focused director led service provided to the highest standards of quality and expertise. Our method of working is to collaborate fully with the client throughout the engagement so that we deliver to client needs and ensure full compliance with accounting and tax rules that are applicable. We go beyond full compliance always looking to add value to our clients through a full suite of advisory services.

As an ambitious and rapidly growing firm, we are looking for like-minded professionals to join us on our journey.

Payroll Senior Manager

If you have a passion for business and want to be part of a fast-growing company, then you are in the right place. You will be fully experienced in all aspects of payroll and familiarity of pension schemes, in particular full understanding of auto-enrolment. You will already be leading a team, engaging with clients and directors to provide a timely and accurate payroll service to clients. You will have the drive and ambition to manage and grow the payroll offering, implementing the right processes and systems to deliver a best-in-class service.


The chosen candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Proven experience of managing UK payroll (weekly, monthly, annual payrolls), including starters and leavers, SSP, SMP, SPP
  • Proven experience of working with certified payroll systems utilising processes for a seamless delivery e.g., BrightPay, Pay Circle, Employment Hero – Key Pay
  • Leadership skills to develop, inspire and manage a team (on-shore and off-shore) to deliver a quality service to clients at all times
  • Experience to put in place controls, reviews and processes during on-boarding of new clients through to delivering a recurring service to agreed client SLAs
  • Experience to manage and review third party arrangements for pension schemes and auto-enrolment in line with client requirements
  • Maintain high technical standards and keeping up to date on technical developments by way of technical updates and other training courses, for self and team
  • Ability to create strong relationships with clients and internal teams
  • Ability to identify business development opportunities by way of cross-selling and upselling
  • Experience of communicating and dealing with HMRC, pension providers and other statutory bodies to manage all client requirements
  • Experience of managing and delivering migration and transformation projects for clients
  • Ensures clients are billed promptly and accurately
  • Manage and grow the Group’s payroll P&L
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Well organised and excellent planning skills


  • A competitive salary and a discretionary bonus
  • Nest pension scheme
  • Private Health Care
  • Support in your personal development
  • Working for a high-growth company with big ambitions
  • Having business exposure and accountability from day one


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