Our client is a rapidly expanding Financial/Marketing services company based on the Merseyside. They now require an experienced Payroll & HR Administrator to join them.
The Payroll/HR Administrator Role:
To be successful in this Payroll Administrator / HR Administrator role, applicants MUST have a minimum of 2 years of actively running a medium-large payroll, and have a working knowledge of auto-enrolment, tax codes, year-end processes and all payroll calculations.
The successful candidate will manage a weekly and monthly payroll system utilising Sage 50 Payroll in conjunction with the Payroll Team. In addition, they will also perform a variety of HR administration tasks as required.
Weekly payroll may have up to 250 employees at any one time, monthly payroll may have approximately 275 employees, although this is expanding. The payroll increases significantly during August-January due to seasonal requirements.
Working within the Group Human Resources function, the job holder will work closely with payroll and HR colleagues. The job requires regular contact with a variety of people across the site, and also in Ireland. There is significant contact with Senior Managers, and some with Main Board members.
Accurate checking & entry of salary, overtime & other payments
Detection & resolution of anomalies
Accurate data entry and production of reports
Accurate entry of new starter details
Accurate processing of leavers
Calculation of items such as holiday pay and holiday entitlements in days and hours
Accurate development of salary review sheets
Accurate development/input of employees into Group Pension Plan/associated administration of the Plan
Ensure compliance with auto-enrolment/NEST
Checking of data input to ensure zero errors
Compliance with employment legislation in terms of SSP/SMP etc calculations and payments
Be able to provide advice regarding tax codes/NI calculations etc to employees & HR Manager
Produce and check pay slips (weekly & monthly)
Accurate completion of all journals
Ability to complete year-end procedures
Speedy and accurate resolution of queries
Production of requested reports by the Human Resources Manager on items such as sickness payments/overtime etc
Ensure regular payroll system maintenance and updates
Generation of offer letters/contracts of employment
Taking up/chasing reference enquiries
Compilation of accurate sickness reports
Formulation and distribution of disciplinary/grievance letters
Ad-hoc employee letters
Updating of HR handbook
Regular, significant input of leavers details onto Excel spreadsheet
Any other reasonable administration task as requested
Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Training:
Minimum of 24 Months experience in a similar payroll function
Working knowledge of Sage 50 system
Full knowledge of tax codes and NI letters and their meanings
Fully conversant with all aspects of payroll management and year end procedures
Ability to work to tight deadlines
Good inter-personal skills
Flexible in hours worked
Good understanding of excel/keyboard skills
Previous experience of working in a Payroll and HR administration function is desirable, but not essential
Candidates without previous payroll experience will NOT be considered.
Up to £25,000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday (plus Bank Holidays) + Contributory Pension Plan + UK Healthcare + Free parking
Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, 25 hrs per week - ramping to 35 for hols/sickness cover and busy season
- Microsoft Excel
- Sage Line
- Payroll Services