Payroll Assistant

18000.00 - 22000.00 GBP Annual
13 Jan 2021
10 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Payroll Assistant

Location: Swindon

Salary and benefits: GBP18k - GBP22k + 25 days holiday, enhanced pension

About us

Smiths News is the UK's largest news wholesaler. Our colleagues serve 25,000 retailers every day of the year, operating from 37 distribution centres. If you share our passion, spirit and can-do attitude, you really could go much further with us.

Service and efficiency put us at the forefront of our industry and with 55% market share we are the leading player in one of the world's fastest moving supply chains. Our teams go further, when others stop, striving to meet to the highest standards in all we do.

About this role

We are a business in an exciting transformation phase. A key sign of this is investing in new processes and systems such as the recently launched People and Payroll system.

We have set up a brand new centralised People Services team who are responsible for managing the people and payroll administration for Head Office and depots. We are looking for a People Services with a keen eye for detail an inquisitive nature and an interest in payroll to join the team.

What you'll be doing

Working as part of a wider team of 5 playing a key part in the day to day running of the company and its payroll department

Answering queries and supporting colleagues by phone and email

Supporting the wider Payroll team, being proactive and seeking ways to help achieve deadlines

Looking after the payroll inbox & fielding out to colleagues

Acting as a key point of contact to colleagues, managers and our external payroll partner

About you

You'll be an experienced administrator with an interest in payroll, enjoy working with processes and policies

Passionate about delivering excellent customer services, you'll build strong relationships

Confident in the use of Microsoft office: Word (mail merge), Excel (v-lookups, filtering), PowerPoint and be comfortable with learning new systems.

You will be organised with the ability to prioritise your workload

You'll have the ability to use your initiative and work unsupervised if needed.

As you'll be working with internal customers, you'll be able to communicate clearly and concisely

What's in it for you?

Along with a competitive salary and benefits package, we offer a great working environment with an on-site subsidised canteen and free car parking. Working at Smiths News, we welcome new ideas and experience, it's a fantastic opportunity to make a difference, be creative and promote your own ideas in a stimulating and growing company. We will support you in your personal and professional development as we care about you as a person, your job and your work - life balance

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