We are delighted to announce that Julie Mason, Payroll Manager at PM+M, is a founding member of the newly formed Payroll Bureau Association which launched today (12 May 2020).
One of only 11 founding members from across the country, Julie connected with fellow payroll bureau professionals in March to share experiences who as a result, identified they had two things in common: a passion for the payroll sector and a desire to change the support structure in which they operate. Those who attended the initial meeting concluded that a lack of awareness was felt across the payroll community surrounding the challenges experienced by bureau professionals, which had resulted in an underrepresentation of their needs in regards to education, software and training.
In the following weeks, discussions progressed via phone calls and virtual meetings in light of COVID-19 to find a solution to resolve these issues and after endless hours of work, the Payroll Bureau Association (PBA) was born. The overall objectives of the PBA are to provide an opportunity for bureau professionals across the UK to unite, have access to sector specific support and create a forum or platform to drive change through the industry.
Julie commented, “Due to the launch of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJS) (or employee furlough initiative), the payroll sector has recently been in the spotlight and as a result, myself and my co-founders felt that now would be the perfect time to launch the Payroll Bureau Association, in order to reach out to other payroll professionals from across the UK looking for additional support.
“I am really proud be part of the founding group for this unique and eagerly awaited platform, which I hope will help to raise awareness of the importance of payroll and promote payroll as a career path, something I feel very passionate about. I would urge all payroll professionals to take a look at the work we’re doing and consider being part of this new initiative which aims to shape the future of our industry.”
To find out more or enquire about getting involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or join the Payroll Bureau Association group on LinkedIn. Alternatively, please feel free to contact Julie Mason using the button below.