Senior Payroll Assistant


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March 18, 2024
Job Type
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Contact Name
Carl Angilly
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Company Details and Job Overview:

Kenton Black Finance are recruiting on behalf of a well-established business that are based between Lancaster and Ingleton, who have customers in over 100 countries spread across a wide range of industry sectors. This organisation have been operating for over 100 years and are recruiting for a full-time and permanent Senior Payroll Assistant. As the Senior Payroll Assistant, you will report to the UK HR Manager and you'll be responsible for the provision of a full and efficient payroll service to ensure that employees receive accurate and timely information at all times.

Your New Role as the Senior Payroll Assistant:

- Managing both weekly and monthly payrolls for the company, ensuring compliance with all statutory, legislative and company rules and procedures.
- Fully understand RTI legislation and oversee the submission of necessary details to HMRC
accurately and in the timeframe required
- Interaction with HMRC via internet portals on a monthly basis as required
- Undertake monthly and year end reconciliations (Payroll, Pensions, PAYE, NIC, deductions)
- Reconcile the National Insurance due on expenses and benefits, report to finance and return to
- Provide reports and journals for finance
- Transfer the costs in to the Syteline accounting system
- Calculate accurate amounts to pay, deductions, overtime, bonuses, and allowances
- Creates new records for new starters and process leavers as required
- Processes SSP, OSP, holiday, maternity, paternity leave, or sickness benefits or entitlements as
- Advise employees and managers on payroll issues as first point of contact for enquiries
- Manage computer software and systems (Sage 50 payroll)

HR Administration:-
- Manage daily Time and Attendance management/administration
- Manage Flexi-time queries and update system as required for each Flexi-period
- Maintain accurate records of Employee Personnel and Training records
- Prepare monthly Sickness and Absence reporting (Bradford Factor) data for weekly management meetings
- Prepare joining paperwork and security passes

Compensation and Benefits:-
- Pension Contribution Management/Administration
- Healthcare Management/Administration
- Company Car /Fuel card Management
- Annual Life Assurance employee data reporting

- Invoice processing
- Support ad hoc reporting/queries throughout the year
- Prepare for and support HR and Payroll annual audits as and when they arise

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

- Hold a relevant payroll qualification or have at least 3 years payroll experience
- Experience in working with payroll systems and dealing with confidential employee data, with
a solid understanding of managing both weekly and monthly payroll cycles
- Ability to deal with all statutory and legislative UK payroll administration requirements,
encompassing HMRC interaction and reporting, P14’s, P11D’s, P35’s, P45’s P46’s, P60’s.
- Extremely competent Excel and Word skills with experience of using HR and payroll systems
- Good organisational skills and an ability to work to deadlines and under own initiative
- Good communications skills working closely with managers and employees across all departments
- Experience of Auto-Enrolment
- A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
- Good team-playing skills
- Clear and logical thinking
- Experience of supporting HR strategies and plans to support the goals of the wider business
- Good generalist HR experience, including competence in managing absence queries
- Knowledge and experience of dealing with benefits administration
- An energy and drive to succeed and ability to multi task while ensuring delivery of objectives
- A high respect for confidentiality

Key Benefits/Rewards on Offer:

• Opportunity to work on a hybrid basis
• 25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays
• Pension contribution
• Death in service (4 x salary)
• Occupational sick scheme
• On-site parking

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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