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Vacancy Details

Job TitlePayroll Administrator
Salaryup to £29,000


We have partnered with this large national organisation who are looking to recruit an experienced Payroll Administrator with previous experience working within a payroll bureau environment processing multiple client payrolls.


Duties include:

  • To process payroll data received from client HR department/line managers relating to starters, leavers, pay reviews, pay adjustments, sickness, and change of hours, deputising, and payment of allowances and any other input

  • To answer telephone and e-mail queries from clients, employees and third parties promptly and effectively

  • To manage and maintain full responsibility of own workload

  • To manage workload within client deadlines

  • To process any changes to payroll which may arise out of queries(e.g. overpayments and emergency payments)

  • To check data for self and colleagues‘ work, providing an audit trail of events

  • To ensure that all targets for service delivery are met and where possible exceeded

  • Adhere to the Data Protection Act requirements, client confidentiality and their company Policies and Procedures

  • Honours confidentiality of employees` pay records

  • Identify, investigate, and resolve general pay discrepancies

  • Adheres to payroll policies and procedures and complies with relevant law

  • Liaise closely with colleagues in the Accounts Department to ensure that monthly reconciliations for budget control purposes are undertaken and preparing journals for any corrections required.

  • Ensure that correct payments, reports and returns are made to HMRC

  • To assist in responding to queries from clients, HMRC, 3rd party providers etc.


Skills required:

  • Minimum of 3 years payroll end to end processing experience

  • Highly organised with ability to prioritise workload

  • Self-dependent - ability to use own initiative.

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Strong IT skills

  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills

  • Good timekeeping and an ability to meet strict deadlines

  • Organised, logical and methodical approach.

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.

  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Ability to work well within a team.

  • Microsoft Excel knowledge

  • General Knowledge of PAYE is advantageous.

  • Understanding of ongoing legislative changes which affect payroll is desirable


Person Specification:

  • Able to work flexibly, and work the necessary hours to meet the demands of the position

  • Ability to deal with sensitive matters professionally and confidentially

  • A detailed knowledge of payroll systems, taxation / national insurance rules and pension scheme administration.

  • Ability to summarise and interpret complex information using oral and written methods to meet the needs of a diverse audience.

  • Assist with internal and external audit requirements including provision of data samples/ procedures/ controls


Benefits include:


  • 25 days Holiday (excl BH)

  • Pension scheme (auto-enrolment) and life assurance scheme.

  • Parking (Allocation upon request & availability)

  • Access to Company discounts

  • Flexible working hours

  • Flexi time up to 1.5 days a month, this is at management discretion and depends on workload etc.

  • 37 hours a week - 9 to 5pm flexi - finish early on Fridays

  • Company season Ticket loans

  • Free teas and coffee

  • Employee Assistance scheme, free flu jabs

  • Massage, Health Assessments, Quiz nights, Xmas Party, Award Parties, Training Courses

  • There is an annual Pay review in June each year, but it‘s not a guaranteed pay increase