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Payroll Specialist

Payroll Elite





Posted: 22/11/2022

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The role requires operation of the department’s UK payroll bureau involving weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly and annual payrolls for a diverse range of clients. Many of our clients have fully outsourced their payroll operations to us and the role involves all aspects of providing them with a first class service.

As a Client Payroll Specialist your day to day work will encompass:

* Preparing client UK payrolls on a weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis

* Incorporating payroll changes that have been notified by agreed cut-off dates

* Calculation of SSP, SMP, etc. where applicable

* Providing management information and reports

* Providing security payslips for each employee

* Utilising the BACS system for payment of net salaries and PAYE/NIC

* Advising clients of the necessary payments to be made to employees and HM Revenue & Customs

* Assisting with the preparation and review of year end forms including P11D, PSA

* Responding to client payroll queries including in relation to terminations, share schemes, expenses / benefits and pensions

* Completing all RTI submissions to HM Revenue & Customs

* Extensive communication with clients, mainly by telephone and email

* Correspondence with HM Revenue & Customs on all matters affecting the payroll

* Supporting fellow team members with the delivery of their payrolls, when required

* Supporting the learning and development of team members and act as an SME for technical queries

* Any other ad hoc project work or related tasks as required

Over time there will be an opportunity to develop broader skills, including advising on HR matters such as terminations, redundancies, maternity, etc.


The main criteria for any candidate applying for this position is a combination of strong payroll skills and sound knowledge of employment issues. They will be able to demonstrate that they have worked in an environment where it is necessary to deliver accurate information on a timely basis.

The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate the following skills, experience and attributes:

* Experience in UK payroll preparation and submission (including year end processing), preferably within a bureau environment

* BACs payment experience

* Experience of dealing with PAYE issues and HM Revenue & Customs correspondence

* Clear written and verbal communication

* Good problem solving skills

* Team player and experience of managing a team

* Ability to work under pressure and in a deadline driven environment

* Ability to multi task and reprioritise workload in a calm and efficient manner

* Excellent IT skills, especially Excel and receptive to technology changes

* Experience of IRIS payroll system useful, but not necessary

Benefits List: Client Facing (non-Managerial):

Holiday: 25 days

Holiday Purchase: up to 5 additional days

Pension: minimum 3% employee contribution, minimum 6% employer contribution

Enhanced Sick Pay Scheme: top up to full pay and half pay, increasing with service

Private Medical Insurance (single cover, medical history disregarded)

Core Working Hours 10am – 4pm

Hybrid Working (up to 2 days a week homeworking)

Time off in lieu

Income Protection Scheme (75% of basic pay)

Life Assurance Scheme (4 x salary)

Season Ticket Loan Scheme (after three months service)

Reimbursed Professional Subscriptions (up to two)

Employee Assistance Programme

New Client Bonus Scheme

Recruitment Bonus Scheme

Bike Purchase Loan Scheme

Retirement Benefits

Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Pay Scheme

Enhanced Parental Bereavement Pay Scheme

Pre-retirement Independent Financial Review

Long Service Awards Scheme

Free to use onsite Gym at the Leatherhead Office

Fresh Fruit Deliveries

Dress Down Fridays

Eye Care Vouchers

Annual Flu Jab Programme

Royal Albert Hall Free Tickets

Discounted gym membership at some London gyms

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