Payroll/HR Administrator

21 Nov 2016
19 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Part Time

Position: Payroll/HR Administrator
Location: Birkenhead, Merseyside
Salary: £24,000 pro rata + 25 Days Holiday (plus Bank Holidays) + Contributory Pension Plan + UK Healthcare + Free parking
Hours of Work: Monday - Friday, 20 + Hours. You will need to be available to do 35 hours to cover for sickness/holidays and as necessary in the busy periods ie Sept-Dec

The Company:
Our client is a rapidly expanding Financial/Marketing Services company based on the Wirral. They now require a Payroll/HR Administrator to join them.

The Payroll/HR Administrator Role:
To be successful in this Payroll/HR Administrator role, applicants must have a minimum of 2 years of actively running a medium-large payroll, and have a working knowledge of auto-enrolment, tax codes, year-end processes and all payroll calculations.

The successful candidate will manage a weekly and monthly payroll system utilising Sage 50 Payroll in conjunction with the Payroll Team. In addition, they will also perform a variety of HR administration tasks as required.

Job Dimensions:  
Weekly payroll may have up to 250 employees at any one time, monthly payroll may have approximately 275 employees, although this is expanding. The payroll increases significantly during August-January due to seasonal requirements.           

Job Context: 
Working within the Group Human Resources function, the job holder will work closely with payroll and HR colleagues. The job requires regular contact with a variety of people across the site, and also in Ireland. There is significant contact with Senior Managers, and some with Main Board members.

Principal Accountabilities:


  • Accurate checking & entry of salary, overtime & other payments
  • Detection & resolution of anomalies
  • Accurate data entry and production of reports
  • Accurate entry of new starter details
  • Accurate processing of leavers
  • Calculation of items such as holiday pay and holiday entitlements in days and hours
  • Accurate development of salary review sheets
  • Accurate development/input of employees into Group Pension Plan/associated administration of the Plan
  • Ensure compliance with auto-enrolment/NEST
  • Checking of data input to ensure zero errors
  • Compliance with employment legislation in terms of SSP/SMP etc calculations and payments
  • Be able to provide advice regarding tax codes/NI calculations etc to employees & HR Manager
  • Produce and check pay slips (weekly & monthly)
  • Accurate completion of all journals
  • Ability to complete year-end procedures
  • Speedy and accurate resolution of queries
  • Production of requested reports by the Human Resources Manager on items such as sickness payments/overtime etc
  • Reconciliations
  • Ensure regular payroll system maintenance and updates
  • Generation of offer letters/contracts of employment
  • Taking up/chasing reference enquiries
  • Compilation of accurate sickness reports
  • Formulation and distribution of disciplinary/grievance letters
  • Ad-hoc employee letters
  • Updating of HR handbook
  • Regular, significant input of leavers details onto Excel spreadsheet
  • Any other reasonable administration task as requested

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Training:



  • Minimum of 24 Months experience in a similar payroll function
  • Working knowledge of Sage 50 system
  • Full knowledge of tax codes and NI letters and their meanings
  • Fully conversant with all aspects of payroll management and year end procedures
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Flexible in hours worked
  • Good understanding of excel/keyboard skills 
  • Previous experience of working in a Payroll and HR administration function is desirable, but not essential

Candidates without previous payroll experience will NOT be considered.

Only odd days holiday will be granted during September-November inclusive due to workloads.

Initial interviews will be held on 12/13th December, with 2nd interviews being conducted w/c 21st December 2016.

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Keywords: Payroll, Sage, Tax, HR, Reconciliation, Overtime, Sick Pay, Pay Slips, Salary, Holiday Pay, Administrator, Auto-enrol