Payroll Assistant

Venator Recruitment Limited
08 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Payroll Assistant
9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

My Client is one of the UK's largest Facilities Management Companies who currently require a Payroll aSsistant to join there payroll team based in Wythenshawe, Manchester.

The Role
My client is looking for a Payroll Assistant to help process their payroll. Also Adhering to agreed legislative, company, customer, trade body and departmental standards. A hands-on role, involved with payroll processing, to ensure payments are made to employees accurately and on time.
Maximising personal knowledge of all payroll systems, IT systems and payroll legislation to ensure optimum use of all available resources
Ability to organise personal workload to meet departmental deadline.
Actively participating in Team Meetings, undertaking follow up actions as required.

Finance focus - Contributing to the profitability of the organisation through the control of costs/resources
Optimising personal productivity to ensure that the payroll team meets its Payroll Service level targets
Working diligently to avoid errors on the payrolls and working with HR and site administrators to minimise all types of mistakes on the payroll. This will help reduce and ideally avoid overpayments, re-work, special runs and faster payments.
Requesting BACS re-calls, manual re-calculations, special runs and faster payments, as required, to minimise the financial impact of errors on employees and Company Profit and Loss accounts.
Considering the impact that payroll transactions have on the general ledger when making adjustments on the payroll.
Ensuring that requests made to the payroll service provider are subsequently actioned on the payroll.
Requesting re-calculations of payslips where necessary to determine overpayment values. Recording overpayments in the overpayment log. Working with HR to provide breakdowns of overpayments to assist with debt recovery from staff and former employees.

Taking on and covering the work of colleagues who are on holiday, off sick or vacant posts to reduce the need to employ temporary staff.
Liaising with the HR SS team to optimise the flow of payroll data both into and out of the payroll department.
Answering employee queries, to ensure that employees are informed about their payments and deductions.
Running reports and interface files on a regular and/or ad-hoc basis
Liaising with HMRC, Courts and other third party contacts to ensure that employee records etc. are updated in a timely manner.

The Ideal Candidate
My client is looking for a Payroll Assistant who has had 2+ years experience with Payroll administration. Who has vast amount experience in working with High Volume payroll dealing with 400+ weekly employees. Someone who has a good knowledge of Payroll Legislation.


Knowledge of ADP's Freedom payroll software
IPPM Foundation in Payroll Administration (or part way through studying/willing to study)
Knowledge of Qtac payslip checking software
Private Medical insurance experience an advantage
Experience of running the payroll process "end to end"
Pension Scheme administration experience
Experience of using JD Edwards (accounting software)
Ability to demonstrate the following personal qualities:

Adheres to Company and Statutory policies and procedures.
Modifies their approach/methods to reach a goal.
Willing to participate and be an effective contributor to the team.
Ability to work under pressure
Compliance and flexibility
Develops a personal style that is not likely to be abrasive to colleagues or sites.
Able to evaluate data and courses of action and to reach logical decisions.
Enthusiastically handles the details and paperwork associated with the job.
Believes in their own job and its value to the organisation.
Puts in extra effort, even though it may not always be in their own self-interest.
Sets high personal performance standards

What you will receive
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Company pension scheme
Private healthcare after 6 months

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