Payroll Manager - Eversley

Collard Group have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Payroll Manager.

The Role

A wide-ranging ‘hands-on’ role to manage the payroll operations, ensuring each stage of the payroll process is properly actioned, that staff are paid correctly and correct payments are made, appropriate information is communicated to pension providers, HMRC and other statutory bodies.


  • Processing and management of monthly and weekly payrolls, ensuring the business is compliant with all legislative and regulatory requirements, and internal policies.
  • Engage and build relations with managers and other stakeholders, ensuring the company receives a seamless payroll service
  • Update the Sage50 P11D system including input of company car movements and Private Medical insurance adjustments. Responsible for the preparation and submitting of year end returns such as P14’s, P11D’s to HMRC and the distribution of P60’s
  • Maintain and develop integrations of HR, Payroll and Time&Attendance systems. Review and continuously improve processes, system functionality and ways of working in order to continue to provide an excellent and efficient payroll and pensions service
  • Reconcile monthly and weekly payrolls and analyse payroll costs, post via financial interfaces to the general ledger
  • Reconcile balance sheet payroll control accounts within the accounting system across all Group companies
  • Prepare and post General ledger journals as required
  • Assist with the preparation of annual budgets and forecasting
  • Support audit processes in relevant areas by resolving year-end queries and liaising with external personnel as required
  • Work collaboratively with the finance team to support monthly financial management account outputs
  • Support the implementation of new projects and system improvements, ensuring the business operates in a robust financial control environment
  • Responsible for ensuring pensions administration, including pension auto-enrolment is supported and maintained accurately, working closely with third party Pension Advisors to deliver an effective and efficient service
  • Collate payroll specific data from managers, HR and T&A systems, process and calculate data including overtime, SSP, SMP, Pensions, Starter/Leavers. Ensure accurate and timely payment of employees

The Successful Candidate will:

  • Have a strong accounting background, ideally hold an accounting qualification
  • Have detailed knowledge of payroll systems, taxation and national insurance rules
  • Have substantial experience of using computerised payroll, T&A and accounting systems
  • Be proficiency in Excel (pivot tables, look ups, connections to ERP)
  • Have experience of audit and dealing with external auditors (year-end file preparation and queries)
  • Have experience in similar Purchase Ledger roles - small and medium (and ideally large) organisations (minimum 2 years)
  • 3 years minimum experience in Payroll, a qualification in payroll ideal but not essential
  • Be confident, persuasive, and clear communicator
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Be a team player with a pro-active and flexible attitude
  • Be accurate, efficient, and organised with the ability to prioritise tasks as needed
  • Be able to present information in a clear and informative format for both financial and non-financial users
  • Be able to work independently and use judgement to decide correct course of action

What's on Offer

  • A competitive salary dependent upon experience
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Life assurance (4 x Salary)
  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Training & development opportunities
  • Supportive team operating as part a family run business with free company social events

The Company

The Collard Group is one of the largest privately-owned waste management companies in the South of England and a leading demolition specialist nationwide.

Our 400-strong team operate from nine recycling facilities across five counties and contracts across the UK. With over 150 lorries our recycling operations cover Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey and we have the capacity to process over 1m tonnes of waste and recycled aggregates every year.

We have grown year-on-year into a multi-disciplined provider of demolition, remediation, earthworks, waste management, recycling, virgin and recycled aggregates and ready-mix concrete.

We continually invest for the future and typically spend over £5m each year on infrastructure, plant and equipment. We’re committed to providing great products, services and solutions for our customers. For further information, please visit .

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