Gemma Crick – Payroll Manager

Payroll Manager Gemma Crick

What does your job as Payroll Manager involve?

I run the payroll department and take care of managing and processing weekly, monthly, and annual payrolls as well as auto-enrolment pension scheme management.

What does a typical working day look like for you?

At the moment my time is split between the office and home, but my day always starts at 8.30 am with a LARGE Coffee at the ready – the first of many throughout the day! I start by checking through emails and dealing with anything urgent before I speak to the team about the priorities for the day and then get started on the payrolls.

I usually take lunch around 12.30 pm and whatever day of the week it is will decide if I am having a salad or Macdonalds! 😊 The afternoon always seems to fly by and is usually filled with more coffee and emails!

What sort of challenges do you or your clients face?

The last couple of years have been tough for everyone, and for our payroll team, the introduction of the Coronavirus furlough scheme (CJRS) certainly gave us some extra challenges, but as a team, we worked tirelessly to ensure deadlines were met and claims were processed efficiently, and I am really proud of how well we adapted to all the changes.

Now that scheme has closed, it’s a case of keeping up with Rishi and his NI changes!

Our busiest period is towards the end of each month, as most of the payrolls we take care of are processed in the last two weeks, so this is where good time management is absolute key.

What do you enjoy most about working at Blue Spire?

The working environment! Although we are all professional and take our jobs very seriously, I enjoy that we are a fun office and everyone interacts with each other.

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of work?

My hobbies are eating, drinking and baking!!! 😊

If you need any help with your payroll services, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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