Payroll Services

Payroll Team Lead

Full Time

Are you a payroll professional looking for an exciting career opportunity that delivers your ambitions and supports you in your development? Here at Dains, we are recruiting a Payroll Team Lead to join our highly successful and client-focused payroll team.

You will be managing a small team and be pivotal in the delivery of key departmental projects focused on providing service excellence. You will support our ambitious growth plans, onboarding new clients as they transition to Dains and lead your team to achieve their ambitions. You will have a selected client portfolio which allows you to build and maintain great relationships on the payrolls you deliver.

You will join a supportive and expanding department of fourteen, where there are genuine career opportunities available as well as structured personal development plans, to support your ambitions and personal goals.

Dains is the fastest-growing accountancy firm in the Accountancy Age Top 50 + 50 rankings and now ranks 33rd largest nationally. A former winner of the mid-tier firm of the year at the British Accountancy Awards.

We believe our employees are our greatest asset, and we look to provide the best working environment along with hybrid and smart working options and generous benefits. We listen, learn, and evolve as we strive to make Dains a great place to work.


  • You will be managing and mentoring your own team taking responsibility for developing, coaching, and leading

  • You will have a selected portfolio of clients to develop and support

  • You will lead and support with key departmental projects, delivering our ambitious growth plans

  • Onboard new clients, adding value to the client whilst ensuring a seamless transition to Dains

  • You will be the first point of escalation for client support and queries

  • Being the support to your team members to maintain excellent relationships with clients and the wider Dains payroll team


  • CIPP qualification is desirable

  • To have payroll bureau experience

  • You will be a confident and articulate communicator

  • You will have a supportive and encouraging management style

  • Able to demonstrate flexibility and an adaptable approach to clients' needs

  • You will be well organised and able to do multiple tasks and prioritise

  • Able to interrogate data and processes to deliver accurate results

About Dains - Top 35 firm, Investors in People, Climate Positive Company and Workforce

Our Commitment to you

Job CategoryPayroll
Benefit 125 days annual leave (plus normal statutory bank holidays)
Benefit 2Hybrid and smart working options
Benefit 3Buy and sell holidays
Benefit 4Shopping discounts
Benefit 5Greener car scheme
Benefit 6Flexible benefits

How to Apply

If you have any problems submitting your application using the form below then please send your application to Nicola Jones (remembering to quote the job you are applying for).

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Application Process

Step 1

Please complete the application submission form at the end of the job spec or send your full CV to Nicola Jones.

Step 2

If your application is shortlisted, you will be contacted, and a telephone screening interview will be scheduled.

Step 3

Following a successful telephone screening interview, you will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview with the hiring manager.

Step 4

You will be notified of the outcome of your interview and provided with feedback.