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Mint Velvet Careers

Head Office
Payroll and compliance manager

As Payroll and Compliance Manager, you will play a key supporting role across our Finance and People teams. Reporting into the Head of Finance, you will be responsible for defining and managing the payroll process across both Head Office and stores. You will use your expertise to advise and guide employees on all payroll matters.


You are an experienced and knowledgeable Payroll Manager that has expertise in process and legislation around pay.

You have brilliant attention to detail and a high level of accuracy in your work.

You have strong knowledge of PAYE and understanding of HMRC benefits.

You have experience of working with 3rd party payroll providers.

You are resilient, adaptable and can effectively navigate through both anticipated and unexpected changes.

You are great at communicating. relationship-building and managing expectations.

You consistently role model our Mint Velvet brand values: ‘Entrepreneurial Spirit’, ‘Passion & Drive’, ‘Courage & Resilience’, ‘Collaborative’ and ‘With Soul’.


  • Defining & managing the payroll process across both store and Head Office payrolls, responsible for the payroll process across both UK and Irish teams
  • Driving operational best practice to ensure deadlines are met with the 3rd party payroll provider
  • Raising risks, issues and discrepancies in good time and work to find resolutions
  • Up-to-date on all relevant legislation, suggesting changes to processes where appropriate
  • Helping to deliver the Payroll transformation project, playing a key role in defining the requirements for our new payroll provider and being instrumental in transitioning and implementing the new system, ensuring there is minimal disruption for our teams
  • Implementing checks for the payroll calculations (including Tax, NI, SSP, SMP) to ensure there is an accurate output from the 3rd party payroll provider
  • Ensuring accurate and timely submissions to HMRC
  • Ensuring compliance with monthly HMRC obligations and annual requirements such as P11d’s and PSA submissions
  • Being the first point of contact for payroll queries for both internal and external stakeholders
  • Acting as the key point of contact for the Group internal audit team and the external audit team, assisting them with queries and driving best practice
  • Managing the reconciliation of key payroll data – between payroll, benefits and third parties, including HMRC and Rewards and Benefits providers
  • Managing the administration for Company benefits schemes e.g. Cycle to Work
  • Managing Gender pay gap reporting and support preparation for any future developments in pay gap reporting
  • Supporting the brand to continuously improve and develop by helping to drive efficiencies and suggesting innovations in the way we work
  • Always having a customer service focus, able to understand the requirements of the role across the team/s and adding value
  • Delivering accurate reconciliation and data analysis to support reporting, decision-making and providing relevant insights for all key teams and stakeholders
  • Supporting ad-hoc project activity both within your own area of expertise and beyond


  • Competitive starting salary and great career prospects in a fast paced and growing business
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Company-funded private health insurance and access to Smart Health
  • Life assurance
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • 50% staff discount
  • Interest-free Season ticket loan
  • Summer hours- 3pm finishes every Friday throughout June, July & August
  • Bespoke induction support and ongoing development to help you thrive in your new role
  • A welcoming and inspiring work-environment - take advantage of Yoga classes, social activities, an early finish on pay day and more

We look forward to hearing from you!

If you have the experience and passion for this role

Please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to careers@mintvelvet.co.uk with “Digital Analyst” in the subject line. If you’re shortlisted, our interview process typically includes a telephone interview and, if you progress, a face to face interview.

Mint Velvet founders

We're looking for
individuals who are

  • • Passionate and driven
  • • Able to think outside of the box
  • • Can challenge and problem solve
  • • Commercially aware
  • • Innovative
  • • Have a sleeves rolled up attitude
  • • A love of style and retail
  • • Able to put the customer first
  • • Have an eye for the detail
  • • Inspiring to others
  • • Show initiative
  • • Excellent communicators and well organised

Regrettably, due to the high volume of applicants we receive we are only able to respond to successful candidates who have been shortlisted for an interview.

At Mint Velvet we always recruit our staff directly and are successful in doing so. We therefore do not need to use the services of recruitment agencies. We ask that you do not contact any of the Managers or HR Team in order to introduce your services. We do appreciate the interest you have in our company and thank you for your understanding.