Payroll administrator

Armstrong Knight
Southend-on-Sea, Essex
13 Jul 2017
12 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


A fantastic career opportunity for an experienced Payroll administrator to join a dynamic, innovative team in southend has become available due to growth. This is a great chance for an individual to utilise their payroll skills within a growing finance team.

Main Duties

  • Administration of all stages of the monthly payroll processing cycle.
  • Weekly timesheet reconciliations and data input into Sage Payroll.
  • Timely processing of monthly payroll for 250+ employees; including preparing BACS files, full HMRC compliance and preparation of month end payroll journals.
  • Calculating and paying monthly pension payments.
  • Completing P11Ds; Statutory Annual Returns; Starters and Leavers P45’s.
  • Maintenance and development of current payroll system with constant review of current controls and processes.
  • Production of ad-hoc reporting for both the Financial Controller and Senior Management.
  • To ensure payroll polices and procedures are kept up to date and
  • Sound knowledge of payroll and taxation legislation and practical application and an awareness of how changes may impact on personnel.
  • Keep abreast of the legal and financial requirements to fulfil our obligations to our employees and to the company as an employer
  • The role will not be limited to these duties and will also carry out other duties within this area.

To be considered for this role the right candidate will have:

  • Experience of setting up and implementing in-house payroll is desirable.
  • Sage Payroll software experience is essential.
  • Relevant and up to date payroll experience.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of all payroll related HMRC legislation including the current rates and thresholds.
  • Strong attention to detail with high levels of accuracy for data entry is essential to this role.
  • Computer skills - essential packages: Word; Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to prioritise and handle more than one task at a time.
  • Ability to act on own initiative and make pragmatic decisions.
  • Excellent communication skills and a team player with a professional and confident personality.
  • Well organised with the ability to meet strict deadlines and work under pressure.