RSM appoints new regional head of payroll outsourcing

Michael McAllister

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed Michael McAllister as its regional head of payroll outsourcing, in a moved brokered by HRC Recruitment.

In the newly-created role, Mr McAllister joins RSM Employer Services Limited to lead the firm’s payroll services offering at its centres of excellence in Grangemouth and Belfast.

He will also cover RSM’s offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Grangemouth and Lerwick.

Reporting to RSM’s UK partner for payroll and HR services, Steve Sweetlove, Mr McAllister will work with the firm’s clients on payroll and human resources (HR) offerings, as well as its enhanced payroll provision which includes pensions and auto-enrolment support.

With more than a decade’s experience in payroll, over the last five years Michael built a team at Mazars’s Glasgow office from a standing start to 14 staff – latterly, he also managed the firm’s London payroll team. Mr McAllister previously worked at accountancy firms Scott Moncrieff and Tenon as a UK payroll specialist.

Michael said that he relished the opportunity to join a firm that was aiming to change the payroll and HR sector, as well as double in size over the next few years.

Mr McAllister said: “By combining its HR and payroll outsourcing services, RSM is offering something completely different. The firm has real ambitions to enhance its payroll team and take that division of the business to the next level. I’m looking forward to delivering on those aims in Scotland and Northern Ireland – I’m passionate about what RSM is trying to achieve and this is a great opportunity to join a growing firm with exciting plans.”

Andy Mitchell, managing consultant for payroll and outsourced finance at HRC Recruitment, added: “Michael was a good match for RSM, as the firm looks to expand its presence in the payroll market. His background and skillset are exactly what they were looking for and we worked with RSM to create a role that worked for both parties. There is an insatiable demand for strong payroll candidates in Scotland and across the UK, as the sector continues to expand.”