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Vacancy Details

Job TitlePayroll Administrator
Salary£28,000 to £30,000


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 companys 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 - work location will be London but probably a day or so a week in Shepherds Bush, rest from home.

  • 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)