Payroll Manager


Vacancy Type



Full Time

Goldsmiths is a world-renowned university that has a reputation for rigorous and innovative academic work; creativity has long been our hallmark. Academic excellence and imaginative course content combine to make a place where creative minds can thrive.

About the team

The Payroll Team is part of the Goldsmiths Finance Department. The Team’s primary objective is to administer and process all payroll payments and deductions for UK employees, reconcile and balance the annual salary cost, report to statutory bodies, manage payroll debt provision, manage, promote and administer reward related schemes and their providers, and provide advice to employees on income tax, and social security relation issues.

About the role

The post holder is responsible for the day to day running of the Payroll team within the Finance Department.  They shall ensure delivery of an efficient, effective, timely, responsive and accurate payroll service to the Goldsmiths’ employees and third-party bodies, ensuring the balancing of the payroll and adherence to UK legislation relating to tax and social security.

The post holder will contribute to continual improvements in service level provision through the development and maintenance of Goldsmiths’ ERP System, other system interfaces, and by contributing to the development of employment policies and procedures where appropriate.

About you

You will be well organised, and performance led, with the ability to immerse yourself into a well-established team and build excellent working relationships. You also will have the ability to coach and mentor, delegate and deal with any performance issues.

Experience dealing with HMRC is essential as is proficiency with legislative reporting, payroll procedures, controls and statutory requirements of PAYE, NIC, SSP, SMP, SAP, SPP etc. In addition to dealing with overpayments across different tax years.

Proficiency with software is also key – particular Excel.

Advantageous knowledge would include experience within Higher Education and experience with Unit 4 Business World and Payroll reconciliation.

The college offers hybrid working with a minimum of two days working from our campus in New Cross, London.

As a College we are working to tackle inequality in all its forms and are working to promote equality. We are keen to attract candidates from diverse backgrounds who share our commitment to creating an inclusive culture in which all students and staff can thrive.

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