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Dennis - Payroll Manager - UK

Lynda Dennis



Payroll Manager


Manage a team of assistants, up skill them and motivate them. Perform reviews and set objectives. one -2-one meeting and team meetings. point of escalation. Also manage payroll bureau checking and amending SLA's and attending and organising service review meetings. Implementation of upgrades and new systems. amend and maintain process and procedures. Liaise with external and internal customers regarding reporting requirements. maintain customer service levels within the organisation and ensure good practise.

Work History

Payroll Specialist

Deckers Outdoor Corp

Deckers builds niche products into global lifestyle brands by designing and marketing innovative

Responsible for the processing of 7 payrolls including 1 bi-weekly. The payrolls are for multi sited retail stores as well as head office, Belgium Netherlands and 2 in France. I have to keep payroll processes and procedures in line with Sox auditing.
• Liaising with Store managers to ensure correct processing of weekly hours
• Liaising with ADP to ensure payroll data is up to date and correct
• Creating journal entries for accounts
• Working v Actuals budget analysis
• Reconciliation of payroll GL accounts
• Oversee processing of all company expense claims
• Oversee reconciliation of all company credit card transactions
• Project manage moving the payroll from one platform to another within ADP
• Part of the project team building the HR interface
• All other payroll administration - SMP, SSP, P45, End of year, P11d etc.
• Heavily involved with the UAT and building of HR interface
• Team lead the transition from a managed payroll to bureau operating system
• Form 42 Shares reporting
• All year end tasks including P11d's and PSA renewal
• Line manager 2 Payroll Assistants
• Manage ADP who process the French and Benelux payrolls
• Reconciliation of French and Benelux payroll taxes
• Ensure all French and Benelux leaver documents are administered in a timely manner

(MMC) Payroll Team Manager

Global Consulting, Investment, Insurance and Outsourcing

Responsible for providing payroll support services to HR, outsourced Payroll Provider(ADP), Compensation & Benefits & 7500 employees. This included:

• Working to strict deadlines to deliver 14 monthly payrolls
• Year End processing, P11ds & Director's Emoluments
• BACS Authorisation
• Managing & developing a team of 5 staff
• Point of escalation for Business Partners & ADP
• Performing Mid Year & Annual 1-2-1 reviews
• Attend monthly service reviews with ADP
• Producing monthly departmental statistics for the HR Operations Manager
• Promoting customer focus within the team to achieve optimum results

• Facilitated Sarbane-Oxley audit
• Developed closer, more effective working relationship between HR Shared Service and Pay Teams
• Seconded to special projects team to assist in the transition of the payroll interface which includes: data reconciliation, writing processes & procedures, auditing data changes
• Developed and delivered training in payroll legislation & practice
• Refined and re-designed a number of processing procedures

South Thames College Payroll Manager

Maternity Cover

Vibrant Further Education College

Responsible for processing accurate payroll for Lecturing and Support staff reporting into the Head of Finance. This included:

• Manage a Payroll Administrator
• Reviewed & streamlined Payroll processes
• Rewrote Payroll procedures inline with external Auditors recommendations
• Improved working relations between HR, Finance & Payroll
• Introduced new Payroll procedures to enhance best working practices
• Uplifted the Spinal Increment Table with the cost of living increase, ensuring employees received the correct increments
• End of Year pension reporting

Payroll Supervisor

Vue Entertainment

The most distinct & modern multiplex cinema in the UK, with over 66 cinemas

Responsible for managing a Payroll Administrator & a major implementation of a new Payroll system for 5500 employees. This included:

• BACS Authorisation
• Year End processing - P35s, P60s, P11ds & PSAs
• Wrote tender documents and played a role in selecting a new payroll provider.
• Liaised with departmental Heads to build the internal Implementation team
• Created the System Specification, distributing to the selected Payroll provider
• Actively involved in User Acceptance testing
• Reconciled data between previous & newly implemented Payroll systems
• Trained 106 Cinema managers to use new Payroll system
• Produced a user guide to incorporate new processes & procedures
• Implementation fully successful and seamless
• Regularly incorporated new cinema take on, frequently at short notice

LogicaCMG Payroll Team Leader

Leading IT & Business Service Company

Responsible for managing a team of 4 Payroll Administrators working on Client Payrolls'. This included:

• Owned & processed allocation of 33 Client Payrolls
• Actively communicated with Client base, keeping them abreast of any issues which arose
• Set up new Payrolls for new clients (obtaining PAYE reference numbers)
• Starters & leavers administration issuing & receiving P45s & P46s
• Trained junior members of staff

Guardian IT Group Payroll Manager (Temp Contract)

IT needs

Technology group providing easy end to end solutions for all IT needs

Reported directly to the European HR Director to create a Payroll Department. This included:

• Liaising with outsourced Payroll provider to implement processes & procedures for the newly formed department
• Recruited and trained a Payroll Officer
• Payment of Share Options, both approved & non approved
• Administration of company car fleet, benefits & Payroll
• Query handling - internal & external
• Year End processing, P11ds & Director's Emoluments

Early career

Payroll Supervisor

South Thames College

Payroll Administrator

United Response

Payments Supervisor

Deptich Design


Cook Hammond and Kell


System Implementation

Working with ADP to implement a new platform for the payroll caluclation. Ensuring year end information was transferred across correctly. Paralell running and data testing

Qualifications & Certifications

Accounting Level

South Thames College

English, Maths & Biology

Burntwood Girls School

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