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Payroll Advisor



Working Pattern - Monday – Friday, Office Hours

Contracted Hours – 40 hours per week

Competitive salary and benefits

What is the role?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Advisor based out of our Head Office in Sheffield.

To assist in the management of payroll processes and controls, as well as processing administrative elements of payroll for the Business in order to provide a timely, accurate and efficient pay and reporting provision. To assist and cover various reporting aspects.

  • Provide a comprehensive payroll service to the business (circa 2,500 team members), ensuring compliance with the latest legislation, statutory filing and business policies
  • Responsibility for the end to end weekly and monthly payroll processes, including adjustments, and all other aspects of the payroll cycle
  • Processing and reporting of all third party payments in line with set deadlines
  • Process manual payments as required
  • Maintaining accurate payroll records
  • Identify and deliver payroll process improvements
  • Timely responses to payroll queries via telephone or within the payroll inbox
  • Calculate process and reconcile payrolls for the business with the support of the Payroll Manager
  • Support the Payroll Manager with specific tasks relating to the current payroll service and ad-hoc projects
  • Keep up to date with changes in payroll legislation and advise the HR team and business of changes which may have an impact on team members
  • Efficient in data management, from inputting, importing, exporting and reconciling to ensure exact replica of periodic pay and static data of their software
  • Administering letters to team members as and where appropriate
  • Acting as a key point of contact to team members, managers and our external payroll partner
  • Provide knowledge and expertise including training for team members, managers and stakeholders in order to enable a consistent and accurate payroll
  • Provide a helpdesk facility for systems and reporting
  • Provide a standard reporting suite including any ad-hoc requests in order to fulfil business requirements and demand
  • Assist in the management of any third party interfaces, starters/leavers, generating communications and any process queries, in order to ensure timely, efficient and accurate third party accounts
  • Identify bottlenecks and implement improvements in order to continue to provide an efficient reporting service
  • In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the job holder may be required on occasion to perform other duties assigned by the Payroll Manager

Who are we looking for?

It's important to us that you can demonstrate:

  • Experience and knowledge of payroll best practice and awareness of the appropriate legislation e.g. GDPR
  • Demonstrable proactive attitude, comfortable with ambiguity and able to adapt quickly to change
  • Previous experience of working effectively with third party providers such as payroll providers/suppliers
  • Ability to work at pace whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage own time effectively, prioritising tasks when required, multitasking and meeting deadlines
  • Proven ability to engage with internal stakeholders; to engage and establish credibility with a variety of audiences
  • Experience of integrated time and attendance systems
  • Excellent IT capabilities spanning MS Office (particularly Outlook, Word and Excel) with experience of using in-house HR/payroll software
  • As you’ll be working with internal customers, you’ll be able to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Experience using iTrent is desirable