Payroll Lead

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Payroll Lead

Job Introduction

Are you looking for a Payroll Lead role that gives you the chance to work for one of the World’s most iconic department stores? Looking for a company that wants to help further your career as well as provide you with an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work?  


If the answer to all of these questions is ‘yes’ then you’re just the kind of person we’re looking for! 

Role Responsibility

This is a hybrid role of system implementation support for the payroll team, and a practical additional pair of hands that can support all and any areas of payroll, from data keying to processing.  Responsibility to provide support across all areas of payroll from start to finish, and to be a point of contact for any payroll queries.   To backfill the payroll manager and team leads during training and testing of the new payroll solution.   To work with the SME to test processes and ways of working.

Key Responsibilities:

Completion of all payroll tasks, in accordance with current legislation tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Inputting and checking the calculation of pay for new joiners, amendments to contract, leavers, and statutory documents to cover others in the team when required
  • Inputting retrospective time and attendance documents and ensuring pay is correct
  • Checking exception reports and resolving pay issues
  • Answering queries from employees and/or third parties using own legislation knowledge
  • Responding to requests for pay information from employees and/or third parties. 
  • Ability to calculate manual payslips
  • Performing monthly reconciliations of payroll and third party
  • Processing P45s. P46s, P60s SMP, SPP and answering tax queries following month end and year end procedures
  • Processing Bacs payments
  • Support small payroll process projects looking into and implementing new ways of working
  • Working as additional testing resource to support the implementation of a new Workday payroll system
  • Work with the payroll project SME to review and test the new processes work for the payroll team.

The Ideal Candidate

Qualifications/ Training

  • CIPP qualified essential
  • Advanced Excel still essential
  • Up to date knowledge of payroll legislation


  • Full end to end payroll experience

Personal Attributes/ Behavioural Skills

  • Coaching style
  • Accurate with excellent attention to detail
  • Service focused
  • Confidential
  • Great team player
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Good communication skills
  • Analytical and numerate
  • Organised and efficient
  • Adaptable/flexible

About the Company


Our creative spirit 

We are more than a shop. We are a social space where culture and commerce collide to release an energy that we call the Selfridges spirit. We are here to make our world brighter, and everyone is welcome. 

Our awards cabinet 

We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked...Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign.  

Our future 

Since 1909 we have been at the forefront of retail and today our stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham – alongside and the Selfridges App – continue to redefine the way we shop and socialise. As a Selfridges team member, you will learn what it takes to consistently drive innovation, success and amazing customer experiences. 


There are lots of reasons to be excited about joining Team Selfridges – from our fantastic team member communities to volunteer days and behind-the-scenes Selfridges experiences throughout the year. 

Other benefits and rewards include: 

  • Generous bonus and/or commission scheme 
  • Discounted gym memberships 
  • Pension contributions  
  • Annual travel pass and cycle to work schemes 
  • A volunteer day for all team members 

Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development 


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