Senior Payroll Administrator 12-18 months contract

Job Title: Senior Payroll Administrator 12-18 months contract
Contract Type:
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Up to £32,000 per annum
  • Contact Name: Kate Goodman
    Job Published:
    REF: BBBH7391

    Job description:

    Our client, a leading media organisation, are looking for an experienced Senior Payroll Administrator. You will be working in their shared service centre based in Leicester city centre working across their group of publications. The successful candidate will report into the Payroll Manager and will be reviewing and processing salaries and across multiple payrolls, whilst also supporting the Payroll Administrators.


    What you can expect:

    • Up to £32,000
    • Working hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm (1-hour lunch)
    • This position will be office based through the initial training period and will then move into a hybrid role
    • 25 days’ holiday (increasing by 1 per year up to a total of 30)
    • Upon joining you will be automatically enrolled onto the Pension Plan at the minimum level of 5% employee, 3% company contribution
    • Life cover under the Pension Plan 4x your basic salary
    • Discounts on online shopping, vouchers and reloadable cards
    • Employee Assistance Programme
    • Discounted dining cards


    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Processing of amendments on the iTrent payroll system prior to the payroll deadline
    • Inform relevant stakeholders of any known missing data and ensure that this data is complete on Workday and received in iTrent prior to the payroll deadline
    • Review the errors, exceptions and elements reports and reconcile to final payroll
    • Update the system for all leave types ensuring pay is accurately calculated
    • Ensure pension deductions are processed accurately and in line with Auto-enrolment and Pensions Salary Sacrifice/Exchange procedures
    • Ensure all documentation for new starters and leavers is entered onto the payroll system
    • Distribution of P45’s, statement of earnings and other documentation as required
    • Assist with the BACS report, payroll summaries, final analysis and reconciliations
    • Responding to queries from the Payroll Admin inbox
    • Payroll reconciliations
    • Assist in the preparation and issuing of P60’s to employees and provide details to the Inland Revenue by the required deadline
    • Assist other members of the team when necessary, including the weekly payroll, internal and external audits
    • Generate and analyse payroll reports to support financial and management reporting


    Skills and experience required:

    • Previous experience of working within multi-site group structures desirable
    • End to end payroll experience essential
    • Experience of working in a busy payroll function where priorities can change to adapt to business needs
    • Knowledge of iTrent and Workday advantageous with good working knowledge of Excel (Pivot tables / VLOOKUP’s)
    • A strong team ethic with good communication skills
    • Good attention to detail and the ability to organise and prioritise tasks to demanding deadlines
    • Must be well organised and capable of managing various payrolls and internal / external clients simultaneously
    • Pro-active approach to identifying problems and formulating solutions

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