Payroll & HR Specialist

Recruiter
Clarke Recruitment Solutions
Location
Bracknell, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Sep 2019
Closes
08 Oct 2019
Ref
1260475482
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting new position for a Payroll & HR Speacialist has arisen with my client at their UK Head Office based in Bracknell.

The Payroll & HR Specialist processes regional payrolls in a timely, accurate and legally/tax compliant manner so that the internal team receives a trustworthy and reliable service. The successful candidate will also contribute to wider Reward activities by processing and reviewing benefits, bonuses, commissions and salary levels as required.

Accountabilities:
  • Accuracy: it is critical that employees are paid accurately following any changes or other payroll input, reducing queries and time required correcting issues. Employees must have complete faith in the payroll process.
  • Timely delivery: payrolls must be delivered on time every payroll period, payments processed to employees, local tax offices or other organisations on the correct payments dates, avoiding late payment fines etc.
  • Auditable payroll trail: easily understood and located audit trails must exists for all payments/changes processed in each payroll, allowing any authorised individual to understand and evidence changes easily.

Payroll processing:
  • Process and validate payroll input in a timely manner across all regions, including but not limited to new starters, leavers, job changes, salary increases, personal details changes, overtime and holiday deductions.
  • Meet local payroll legislation and policy/process guidance.
  • Achieve payroll sign off in advance of payroll deadlines.
  • Instruct payment runs and other disbursements eg HMRC, court order or other country-specific payments on time.
  • Perform and complete all relevant end-of-year or other period payroll tasks per payroll.
  • Undertake regular audits of employee pay to ensure on-going accuracy.
  • Answer payroll and benefits-related queries in a timely and efficient manner, always focusing on providing excellent customer service.

Reward processing & review
  • Calculate bonus and sales commission payments in accordance with Finance department instruction.
  • Process benefits enrolments, deductions, and updates to providers as required.
  • Source, negotiate terms with and implement new benefits providers with approval from management.
  • Coordinate and process salary and variable pay reviews.
  • Undertake compensation benchmarking in collaboration with the wider People Team.
  • Support the People Team in processing new starter or leaver documentation.

Education & Qualifications: Specialised/Technical
  • Bachelors Degree or substantial alternative experience - Essential
  • Payroll-related certifications or professional memberships - Desirable

Experience:
  • Substantial experience in payroll input, processing and validation
  • Substantial experience in running payrolls in the UK
  • Experience of running International payrolls
  • Experience of utilising an HRIS or other system to automate payroll flow
  • Good experience of directly managing payroll or benefits providers
  • Experience in salary review or benchmarking processes - Desirable
  • Experiencing of training/mentoring in payroll processes - Desirable
  • Experience in reconciling payrolls to finance ledgers or other journals - Desirable

Skills / Aptitude:
  • Highly accurate with great attention to detail
  • Well organised
  • Able to take initiative
  • Good communication and focus on customer service
  • Strong payroll knowledge across multiple regions
  • Good MS Excel or other spreadsheet skills

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