Payroll & HR Specialist

Clarke Recruitment Solutions
Bracknell, UK
16 Sep 2019
08 Oct 2019
Contract Type
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.

  • 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

  • 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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