The Payroll Manager manages the end-to-end delivery of all procedures relating to the remuneration and benefits of employees and the payment of relevant taxes to authorities. The role includes an emphasis on knowledge of PAYE legislation, systems design, statutory reporting and submission, procedural control and relevant HR legislation.


The Payroll Manager works with other Boskalis entities around the world to deliver an integrated and effective payrolling function for both UK and non-UK employees working in a variety of locations worldwide.

Main tasks

  • Managing the payroll team, providing guidance and sharing knowledge, setting expectations, encouraging interaction with members of other teams & departments.

  • Completion of monthly payrolls for the business and reviewing the payrolls prepared by other members of the team.

  • Maintains payroll information by designing and documenting systems, directing the collection, calculation and entering of data. Ensuring accurate and timely submission of all payroll data to all relevant stakeholders.

  • Reviewing internal processes and procedures to find opportunities for improvement and monitoring changes in legislation to ensure the payrolls remain compliant. Leading payroll-based system improvement projects.

  • Working with the HR department in the management of the pensions and employee benefits including annual renewals, flex programs and liaising with providers.

  • Responsible for the calculation of pay for new employees, retirements, terminations; changes to salaries, benefits, taxes, salary sacrifices, deductions, accruals and all other payroll transactions.

  • A point of escalation for all payroll related correspondence or complaints.

  • Coordinating the collection of information on overseas employees working in the UK for Personal Income Tax liabilities and the delivery of a Modified UK PAYE Scheme.

  • Working with the Tax Manager to ensure all relevant UK tax returns are completed in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Working with the HR and visa teams to assist with non-UK visa applications, including obtaining salary info and performing net to gross calculations.

  • Maintaining positive working relationships and providing a shared payroll service across multiple group companies.

  • Working closely and providing knowledge/support to any applicable company strategy relating to remuneration, tax compliance and digitalisation of employee data.

Required knowledge and Experience

  • CIPP Qualified or equivalent
  • Three years of full-time payroll preparation and processing experience or an equivalent combination.
  • Working knowledge of payroll policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of applicable personnel procedures and regulations.
  • Good understanding of Payroll systems (pref. ADP & Star Payroll), reporting outputs and proficient in the use of the MS Office software.
  • Experience with administering or controlling employee benefits
  • Ability to apply modern accounting principles and procedures.
  • Ability to keep routine financial records and to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to create effective working relationships with multinational employees, departments and companies.
  • Experience with managing a team
  • Excellent time management with experience of multiple (sometimes conflicting) deadlines.
  • Preferable (but not essential) experience dealing with overseas payrolls.
  • Experience of payrolls with complexity in either staff terms and conditions or applicable areas of PAYE legislation.

Boskalis core competencies


  • You help find solutions to problems.
  • You work with other Boskalis departments and in doing so you put common interests above your own.
  • You contribute ideas and work with others to achieve common goals.

Enterprising spirit

  • You enquire about the needs of your stakeholders and adapt to changing expectations.
  • You ensure or contribute to the performance of a business analysis (costs/benefits) for all activities.


  • You listen to advice and are prepared to improve your own performance where possible.
  • You have high expectations of your own performance and strive to deliver the best quality possible.
  • You adhere to norms and values, even when this leads to disadvantages, tension or conflicts.
  • You do what you say you will do, and you keep promises and agreements.

Equal Opportunities

  • Treating all fellow colleagues and clients equally.  No client or colleague will be treated less favourably because of their race, colour, religion or belief, nationality ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability or marital or civil partner.

Health & Safety

  • Adopt the NINA Values and Rules, i.e. “My role according to NINA”

  • Comply with the BWL SHE-Q System policies and procedures, applicable to your role and function

Job-specific competencies


  • Leading by example, embracing and encouraging change which develops yourself, your colleagues and the business, supporting your colleagues and the business in a manner to help both to thrive.

Attention to detail & accuracy

  • Ensuring all payroll parameters are designed and entered in line with relevant labour agreements and contractual terms and conditions. 

Timing and deadlines

  • Ensuring the entire tax year and applicable payrolls are well planned and delivered within all agreed company or legislative deadlines.

Research and decision making

  • Monitoring changes and researching areas of uncertainty around UK and international payrolls and PAYE legislation, collating and documenting information and formulating an opinion.

Teamwork & communication

  • Collaborating with colleagues in other UK departments to provide advice and assistant in areas outside your core role responsibilities.

  • Collaborating with colleagues worldwide to ensure the accurate and timely submission of personal income tax reporting for international colleagues.



To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to:

HR Department
Westminster House
4 Crompton Way
Segensworth West
PO15 5SS


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