Playground Games is looking for a Payroll Manager to join our team on a contract basis.  

About us: 

As a first-party Xbox Game Studio, we are passionate about making genre-defining games that are accessible, beautiful, and, most of all, fun. 

About the role: 

Working closely with the Finance Manager and wider Finance and HR team, in a fast-paced environment, to deliver effective financial processes within the Company.  The role involves engaging with a range of disciplines and external stakeholders and requires the ability to work to deadlines and high levels of accuracy.   

This is a part time role with 15 hours a week over 3 days, of which 2 would be office based in Royal Leamington Spa.    

What you’ll do: 

  • Collate and prepare monthly payroll information for outsourcing to external payroll and pension partners 
  • Communicate with external partners on payroll processing queries 
  • Check and agree monthly payroll figures returned from external partners 
  • Respond to employee payroll queries 
  • Monthly payroll analysis and journal preparation 
  • Update internal finance salary records 
  • Analyse employee healthcare benefits for P11D’s 
  • Ad-hoc tasks as required by the Finance Manager and Finance Director 


  • Ensure that all duties, checks and documentation are completed to the required level of accuracy and within defined timelines 
  • Perform other duties, and provide general assistance to broader finance team, as may be requested from time to time 
  • Keep up to date with the company benefits and policies 
  • Be aware of changes to payroll legislation 

What you’ll bring: 

  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of Microsoft Excel for reporting and analysis purposes 
  • Knowledge and previous experience in a Payroll role 
  • High attention to detail  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Professional attitude and ability to work in a confidential manner  
  • Excellent communication skills and real team player  
  • Flexibility to be involved in a number of finance support activities at a time  
  • Maintain strong working relationships with team members  
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office inc Outlook, Word 
  • Be a champion for Playground Games and everything we produce 
  • Adhere to company procedures 

Playground Games is an equal opportunities studio and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. 

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