Payroll Advisor at least 3-5 years experience

Page Personnel Finance
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Provide a specialist payroll support and advice service to Group UK & Ireland, via the Human Resources Shared Services model, including understanding the impact of events and actions and payslips and the ability to provide comprehensive and detailed payslip explanations.

  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulatory region legislation in respect of processing of all payments to employees, as well as income tax, National Insurance/Social Insurance and pensions.
  • Processing of new starters, leavers, personal and job amendments, company sick pay and any other third party/ad-hoc payments and deductions.
  • Support Team Leader in continuing training and development of team members, including maintenance of development plans and skills matrices.
  • Ensure payrolls are completed accurately and timely following set checks and balances, and to obtain approval before exiting.
  • Accurate processing of payroll reversals, including results table analysis.
  • Application and understanding of retrospective out of period actions, and the impact on payroll results and payslips.
  • Reconciliation and clearance of bank statement, along with application of associated payroll adjustments.
  • Generation and reconciliation of payments, including TT, BACS and cheque.
  • Validate any exception and/or error reports for reasonableness.
  • Processing of Spreadover Pay and understanding the impact on payslips.
  • To understand the various pension schemes within the Group and the impact of calculations on payslips, including Workplace Pensions Auto-Enrolment legislation and processes.
  • Process death in service payments where appropriate.
  • Manage the appropriate approval levels, with supporting evidence, and to ensure sign off is made before BACS payments are arranged for submission.Processing and validation of all tax and National Insurance/Social Insurance documentation, in accordance with local legislation, including P6, P9, P45 and New Starter Declarations.
  • Apply and validate statutory payments and processes, in line with legislative framework, including SSP, SMP, SPP, SAP, ShPP, Student Loans, Court Orders, Local Authority deductions and NMW/NLW.
  • Management of over-payments, including validation of calculations, communication and correspondence with colleagues (former and current) and external legal parties where appropriate and recovery/reconciliation through payroll.
  • Carry out any other required administrative duties connected with the efficient delivery of payroll, including filing and scanning.

Client Details

  • Over 70 years experience in the sector;
  • A world-leading provider in its sector;
  • More than 60,000 employees;
    Constant focus on performance and efficiency.



  • Highly skilled in PAYE legislation
  • Analytic and problem solving skills
  • Conversant with payroll accounting desirable
  • Communicative with a high standard of written skills
  • Ability to create and maintain payroll process
  • Pensions, including Auto-Enrolment
  • Real Time Information (RTI)
  • Revenue Commissioners (Ireland) submissions via ROS desirable
  • Knowledge of SAP desirable
  • Experience with working across multiple systems and platforms, including T&A and management of interfaces and import routines
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (particularly Word and Excel) to a good standard
  • TUPE transfers, including acquisitions, desirable


  • The ability to work to strict and tight deadlines.
  • Proactive team player
  • Professional outlook and strong personality
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to prioritise at all times, maximising productivity
  • Able to work with people at all levels, taking a patient, pragmatic and coaching approach at all times

Job Offer

  • 20 days holiday plus 8 days Bank holiday
  • Free car park
  • Basic Pension
  • Study support after 1 year