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Senior Payroll & Benefits Manager

The FA

The Football Association is the governing body of association football in England and the Crown Dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

25 Nov 2022
Full Time
Closing date
18 Dec 2022

Are you an experienced payroll professional with exceptional knowledge of payroll legislation, financial controls and governance?

We are excited to be searching for a Senior Payroll & Benefits Manager to join our Finance department. The successful candidate will lead the team responsible for administering all aspects of The FA Group's payroll, benefits and expenses, in a timely and accurate manner.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead and oversee the team that administer all aspects of the payroll, benefits, expenses and company car fleet processes.
  • Responsible for Year End processing and production of P60/P11Ds.
  • Manage audit processes within the payroll, expenses and benefits department, including preparation and review for statutory, internal and any other audit/review purpose.
  • Responsible for driving efficiencies and working collaboratively to identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Manage, coach and mentor the team in order to achieve individual and team objectives.
  • Ensuring the payroll and pension processes are robust and controlled, resulting in accurate and timely payments to colleagues and third parties.
  • Responsible for managing relationships and services provided by company benefit providers.
  • Responsible for benchmarking, promoting and enhancing the company benefits package to maximise and complement the employee value proposition.
  • Lead on key projects to deliver efficient and effective systems.
  • To maintain and develop key internal and external relationships.
  • Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained.

What we are looking for?


  • Significant payroll and benefits experience
  • Exceptional knowledge of payroll legislation, financial controls and governance
  • Experience of overseeing company benefits, including pension schemes
  • Excellent stakeholder, people management, problem solving and planning skills
  • Achievement of a CIPP (Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals) qualification
  • Credibility to influence key stakeholders and support change
  • Strong Microsoft Office Skills, especially Excel (Pivots and VLOOKUPS)
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience of the following systems would be an advantage: People XD HR/Payroll System, SAP Concur, Microsoft Great Plains


  • CIPP Foundation Degree in Payroll Management or equivalent.

Experience of the following systems:

  • People XD HR/Payroll System
  • SAP Concur
  • Microsoft GP

What we can offer you?

An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
Attractive benefits and a competitive salary.

Please be aware that unless you are on a homebased contract, your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre.

We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.

The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your application.

How to Apply

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Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Legal, Regulatory & HR
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