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Payroll Specialist

Ref code: JYS99097079
Finance Transactional, Human Resources
plus benefits and discounts
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Fixed Term Contract
Office Based

Working with my Client I am looking for a detail-oriented and organised Payroll Specialist to join the Payroll team. The Payroll Specialist will play a crucial role in ensuring accurate and timely processing of our fortnightly payroll.


This is a 12 month contract role to cover a maternity so the successful Candidate will need to be able to hit the ground running.


Daily duties of the role will include:


• Preparing and processing fortnightly payroll for approximately 1,500 employees.
• Accurate calculation of staff hours, considering salaries, overtime, bonuses, taxes/NI and other deductions.
• Input and maintain accurate employee payroll records whilst ensuring data integrity.
• Process new hires, terminations, and changes in employee status.
• Verify timesheets, leave records, and attendance information.
• Collaborate with HR to ensure accurate employee data and resolve discrepancies.
• Calculate and process statutory deductions, including income tax, National Insurance, and pension contributions / administration.
• Assist with year-end payroll processes, including P60s and P11Ds.
• Complete P45s, P46s and other related administration in the correct time allocation periods.
• Respond to employee payroll enquiries and provide excellent customer service.
• Stay updated with UK payroll regulations and ensure compliance.
• Support the finance team in various ad-hoc tasks and projects.
• To provide monthly statistical data reports to Head of HR.
• To be responsible for the compilation and submission of salary survey data.
• To maintain absolute discretion and maturity in handling sensitive/confidential data in line with the GDPR.
• To maintain the administration of benefits schemes such as the company auto-enrolment pension scheme, childcare vouchers and cycle schemes.
• To administer Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), Statutory Maternity Pay and Statutory Paternity Pay alongside our enhanced benefits.


Key Skills


• CIPP Qualified (or working towards a recognised qualification) / Extensive Payroll knowledge.
• A thorough understanding of payroll regulations, taxes and PAYE procedures.
• Proficiency in maintaining organised payroll records and documents for auditing and reporting purposes.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, including active listening to accurately answer queries.
• Good use of Microsoft Excel for spreadsheets, records and reports, as well as knowledge and use of pivot tables and VLOOKUP functions.


In return you will be offered competitive benefits with good benefits – including bonus, discounts, on site canteen, health and well-being services, cycle to work etc. You will get staff discount on stock and on site parking is available


To be considered for this role please send your CV to Joanne Sizer at SF Recruitment

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