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Payroll Administrator

Job Title: Payroll Administrator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Salary: 22000 - 25000
REF: MM0811
Contact Name: Megan Maguire
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 4 years ago

Job Description

The Birmingham team are looking for a Payroll Administrator, who will be primarily responsible for assisting with the administration and processing of payrolls within the team, to provide a first-class payroll bureau service.

Job Role

• Responsible for the day to day administration of medium to large sized multiple client payrolls with no supervision; including administer RTI submissions and process end of year forms P60;
• Have a mixed client portfolio involving various specialist areas such as school, expat, shares, client accounts, etc.
• Use PAYRITE payroll software efficiently, including import/exports and report writing;
• To process all types of manual payroll calculations, including Director’s NI and salary sacrifice schemes;
• To have an extensive knowledge of PAYE/NIC and statutory payments eg redundancy, SMP/SAP, SPP and SSP when running client payrolls;
• To have an extensive knowledge of pension schemes (defined benefit and defined contribution) when providing administration for various payrolls, including AE process and pension upload to pension providers website;
• To send BACS payments;
• Assist with small client setups and project work;
• Proactively develop and keep up to date with new payroll legislation and compliance;
• Proactively carry out payroll reconciliations and analysis with no supervision;
• Proactively liaise with HMRC and assist with more technical enquiries when they arise;
• To use own initiative to resolve issues and to assist the team where possible, by providing a range of solutions and seeking advice where necessary;
• Develops and maintain relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels;
• To work with other departments and understand the services that are being provided to clients (and not just payroll);
• Proactively communicate the full range of services offered by the national payroll team to clients.

Person Specification

• Good IT skills, intermediate level of Excel is essential;
• Previous payroll experience, ideally within a professional services environment;
• Minimum 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) grades A-C required;
• Demonstrates up to date knowledge of current payroll legislation and is confident in using payroll software, specifically PAYRITE;
• Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) with clients and staff;
• Organises own work and prioritises own tasks;
• Good numeracy skills;
• Demonstrates attention to detail and a high concern for accuracy;
• Demonstrates an appreciation of the importance of teamwork and responds willingly to all team members reasonable requests.