Payroll Assistant

Neaves & Neat Employment Services
Cambridge, UK
20 May 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Payroll Assistant

Location: Cambridge

Salary: Depending on experience, circa £32,000p.a.

Benefits include: Company pension, 23 days holiday, Private Medical Cover, plenty of parking, opportunity to progress

Hours: Full-time

Working for an international multi-company organisation based in Cambridge. Supporting the Payroll Team Lead the purpose of the role is: -
  • To provide experience and a high level of support to the Finance Payroll department
  • To support the accurate and timely processing and competition of payroll and expenses transactions
  • To work as a member of the wider finance team on a range of finance tasks, data input and reconciliation
  • To take responsibility for specific assigned areas of payroll, expenses or benefits processing
  • To support and maintain the confidential processing and communication of all payroll and HR information

  • To take full responsibility for the accurate and timely processing of assigned payrolls (mainly UK payroll, circa 400 employees but also assisting with the International payroll too)
  • To accurately process any advised changes (tax code/ bonus / pay rate / address/salary, bonus or commission payments)
  • To ensure all data inputs, approvals and queries and resolved within agreed monthly timelines
  • To review the payroll email inbox daily and respond to any urgent matters within same day
  • To review UK and International control reports and check for errors, obtain authorisation, update payroll history reports
  • To prepare bank transmission report' check banking report and make payments
  • To prepare tax reconciliation reports for international countries where taxes are paid in arrears
  • To respond to all emails from payroll bureaus and escalate any issues or technical information to payroll team lead
  • To reconcile International payroll trust bank accounts to accounting system
  • To review reports, check accuracy, obtain authorisation, update payroll history reports and prepare detailed journal
  • To complete RTI reports, leaver reports and print P45s; complete submissions on Government Gateway
  • To assist in the preparation of P60, P11D and PSA returns
  • Respond to queries regarding end of year returns
  • To assist payroll manager with the set up and administrative support of PAYE schemes
  • To communicate pension information to all new starters immediately following appointment
  • To update the pension records spreadsheet and reconcile monthly to external reports from pension company
  • To ensure payments are made to pension providers (UK and International)
  • To support all end of year pension reconciliations
  • To support and oversee accurate and timely processing of employee expense reports
  • Oversee the management of health benefit administration and monthly reconciliations

Candidate Requirements:
  • Previous experience working in a UK payroll role is essential (including RTI leaver reports, P45s; submissions)
  • Previous knowledge of Sage payroll would be very beneficial
  • Good numeracy and administrative skills with strong attention to detail as key 'gateway' role in terms of quality of payroll and expense data in the accounting systems
  • Confident in addressing and escalating matters with colleagues in order to resolve underlying issues
  • Effective communication skills with finance and non-finance staff, collaborative nature and proactive team player
  • Flexible working to accommodate key monthly deadlines at peak times.
  • Demonstratable experience of monthly payroll processing, reconciliations and end of year returns (P60, P11D and PSA returns)
  • Proficient in the use of Excel and Word
  • Working towards a relevant payroll / financial qualification would be ideal (AAT,CIPP,ACCA,CIMA)

If you have not received a response from me within 4 working days then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful for this vacancy. We update our vacancies daily so please do not hesitate to apply if another vacancy catches your eye.

Neaves & Neat Employment Services Ltd. are acting as an Employment Agency for this Permanent vacancy.

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