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HR and Finance/Payroll Manager

HR and Finance/Payroll Manager

Posted 4 April by Active Staff Easy Apply Ended

HR and Finance/Payroll Manager


Competitive Salary

Monday to Friday with some Weekends included

Our Client:

Our Client is setting a new benchmark by combining local produce and a table service restaurant with an exciting plant and gift offering. Our Client is distinct from virtually all competitors thanks to its focus on four key areas:

  • Table service restaurant
  • Fresh and locally sourced produce
  • High quality plants
  • Quality and unique gifts

Duties and Responsibilities of the role Include:

Finance and Payroll Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the invoice matching, cashiering and warehouse team
  • Collate weekly timesheet information; match timesheet information to exception forms (e.g. holiday/sickness) and investigate anomalies
  • Prepare and submit payroll to external accountants, including calculating SSP, and processing starter / leaver information
  • Create spreadsheets e.g. to undertake payroll analysis for senior management
  • Match invoices to goods received notes
  • Code supplier invoices
  • Liaise with suppliers and internal departments to resolve invoice / returns queries
  • Month end accounts / invoice matching duties, including analysis and reconciliation work
  • Ensure that all deadlines are met (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually)
  • Compile and type ad-hoc HR/payroll related letters, memos and correspondence as required

HR and Administration Duties and Responsibilities:

  • General HR administration
  • Maintain HR personnel files / employee records
  • Create and update job descriptions, HR policies / forms, risk assessments, and employee health & safety training documents
  • Assist with shortlisting, interviewing and selecting candidates
  • Conduct employee inductions
  • Order staff uniform and name badges
  • Arrange external training courses
  • Develop and administer health & safety processes and documentation for the store
  • Compile and type ad-hoc HR/payroll related letters, memos and correspondence as required
  • Keep up to date with UK employment legislation, making changes to HR policies where appropriate
  • Interpret and advise on employment law
  • Other duties as required within the admin department and wider store as required

The ideal candidate should:


  • Proven HR generalist, payroll and health & safety experience at an operational level
  • Experience of staff recruitment, interviews and inductions
  • Good knowledge of current employment law e.g. recruitment, employee relations, young workers, SMP, SSP, NMWetc
  • Experience of dealing with grievances and implementing disciplinary procedures, accurately minuting hearings, and creating relevant paperwork e.g. invite / outcome letters
  • Ability to understand comprehensive information
  • Previous purchase ledger / accounts experience
  • Good knowledge of VAT, including zero rated products
  • Experience of processing high volumes of transactions
  • Excellent attention to detail, organisational and numeracy skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good working knowledge of Outlook, Excel & Word
  • Enthusiastic, approachable, polite and helpful manner
  • Ability to remain calm and friendly when under pressure
  • A good team player with a willingness to contribute fully and flexibly as part of the overall store team
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Committed to providing excellent customer service


  • Experience of working in an environment with multiple cost centres
  • Experience of working in a standalone HR & payroll role
  • CIPD membership

What our Client offers:

  • Competitive rates of pay (depending on skills and experience)
  • Generous staff discount
  • Uniform provided
  • Free parking
  • Friendly and supportive management team
  • The opportunity to be part of an exciting new venture with career progression and training opportunities

Please Note: Active Staff are acting as Recruitment Agency for the client. Also, that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

Please Note: Due to a high volume of applications, if you have not heard from us within 5 working days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful at this time.

Required skills

  • Administration Duties
  • HR Policies
  • Timesheet
  • Grievances

Reference: 34824339

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