Payroll Administrator

Employer
Payroll Elite
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Feb 2022
Our client is looking for an experienced Payroll Administrator to work in a team assisting in processing the weekly and monthly payroll for 1500+ employees.
Duties include:
Reporting into the Payroll Manager, you will be asked to provide hands-on support during a busy period where the company is materially growing its workforce.
The Payroll Administrator's key tasks will include:
* Processing the weekly & monthly payroll from start to completion for 1500+ (and growing)
* Acting as the primary point of contact for employee queries
* Assisting with managing the company's auto enrolment pension scheme, including processing employee changes and ensuring all contributions are transferred to the pension provider
* Reconciliation of the payroll to Dynamics and third party payments
* Working with the People team to streamline current weekly payroll process
* Working with the Payroll Manager to implement 'best in class' practices and controls.
* Assistance with year-end payroll obligations
What they are looking for in a Payroll Administrator:
* You are an energetic, curious and friendly professional who works well in a team and takes pride in seeing tasks through to completion.
* Your past experience involves:
* Leading or key team member in the processing of a weekly payroll from start to finish, preferably in more than 1 company
* Being the lead contact on statutory and supporting obligations (E.g. HMRC filings, employee payroll queries, court orders)
* Administering a company's auto-enrolment defined contribution pension scheme
* Working with a time and attendance system like Kronos
* Performing key payroll controls (e.g. reconciliations, journal creation)
* Experience with Microsoft Dynamics,, Cornerstone and Staffology systems is beneficial.
* You will either be a qualified payroll professional or have aspirations to become one. You will also have a clear idea as to what 'best in class' payroll processes look like.
* You will have experience of manual calculations and be able to work in a fast-paced, evolving workplace. You are an independent worker who takes pride in making a role their own.
Skills required:
Qualified payroll professional or looking to become one
Strong understanding of payroll legislation - in particular SSP, SMP, holiday pay, bonuses, redundancy pay, shift allowances.
Ability to manually calculate payroll payments
An understanding of what 'best in class' payroll processes should look like
Strong Excel and system skills - vlookup, 'if' statements, data interrogation
Excellent numerate and computer skills
Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail while working to tight deadlines
Honesty and discretion - you will be dealing with sensitive information
Strong communicator both written and verbal
Benefits include:
Hybrid role - 1 to 2 days in the office
25 days holiday (increasing 1 day a year to 30)
Holiday buy option (5 days)
40% company discounts
Company Pension 5% Er's Salary Sacrifice
Gym Membership/Private Medical Insurance (after 6 months)

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