Payroll Manager

Are you a payroll professional looking for a broad-ranging role that also creates social value? We are looking for a qualified payroll specialist who can develop a high-quality payroll service that supports a portfolio of charities, social enterprises and purpose-led businesses with all their payroll needs.

Adding Value has seen strong and continuous growth for its accountancy and financial management services over the last four years, including for payroll services. Up until now we have worked in partnership with a specialist payroll provider, but with growing volumes we now wish to bring this service in house. We therefore have a unique opportunity for a dynamic payroll specialist to make their mark to establish a new payroll service that is both efficient and customer focused.


  • Delivering an excellent payroll service to our clients.
  • Liaising with clients to obtain the payroll data for processing, and their approval of the finalised payroll ready for payment
  • Process multiple payrolls, applying the appropriate statutory tax rates as appropriate
  • Calculate pension contributions and assess/reassess employees in line with clients’ workplace pension scheme rules and instructions and to ensure that auto-enrolment regulations are applied.
  • Liaise with HMRC as required, establishing agent status, and ensuring that all RTI reporting requirements are met on behalf of clients
  • Produce and distribute payslips, payroll and pension reports to clients and their staff
  • Produce payroll journal reports, liaising with accountants in the Adding Value team as required
  • Process bacs payments on behalf of clients to pay staff
  • Respond to any payroll queries from clients and their staff, responding to all enquiries within two working days.
  • Maintain confidentiality when processing personal data, complying with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.


  • Ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines
  • Good communication skills, able to work with a broad range of clients and colleagues.
  • Ability to work autonomously and problem-solve
  • CIPP qualification
  • Experience of setting up a payroll system and/or migration of a payroll system
  • Experience of operating a payroll system
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills and experience of other Microsoft Office suite applications
  • Ability to work with others to distribute tasks and delegate responsibilities as required
  • Ability to coach and train others in payroll processing
  • A positive attitude, willing to take on new challenges and learn new skills
  • Leading and managing within the Adding Value Consultancy team, influencing how the business develops and grows.

About us:

Adding Value Consultancy Ltd is a financial management consultancy and accountancy practice with a difference. Our purpose is to help the social economy to thrive, and we do this by providing our professional finance skills to charities, social enterprises, and other purpose-led organisations where social impact and environmental sustainability are as valued as financial success. We continue to see strong demand for our services and therefore we are looking to grow our team of 12 staff.

Working as part of a multi-skilled team of accountants, bookkeepers and consultants, this role will have organisational responsibility for our payroll service.

This role is being advertised as a part time role, indicatively three days a week. However, we have flexibility to consider different working hours, including full time hours. There is scope for the role to take on additional responsibilities and functions within our growing company.

Our office is in the historic Bluecoat building in central Liverpool and we operate a hybrid model mixing working from home with collaboration time in the office. We pride ourselves on being an approachable and flexible employer that supports our collaborative team approach, focused on outputs and outcomes rather than inputs.

Why join Adding Values?


  • Flexible hours
  • Roles can be full time or part time
  • Hybrid working tailored to your circumstances and role, mixing working from home with collaboration time in the office or at client site.
  • Our office is in the beautiful and historic Bluecoat building, right in the centre of Liverpool
  • Upskilling and continuous learning
  • Everyone has a personal development plan
  • Study support
  • Casual dress
  • A collaborative team approach, where your voice and ideas will be heard
  • We focus on outputs and outcomes rather than inputs
  • We focus on outputs and outcomes rather than inputs

Join our team

Are you a finance professional looking for a role that also creates social value?

We are always on the lookout for talented accountants and bookkeepers to join our growing team.