Payroll Administrator

posted 23rd August 2019
  • United Kingdom
  • £30,000 - £35,000 Per Annum
  • London
  • Permanent


  • £30,000 - £35,000 Per Annum


The Role:

The Payroll Administrator will be a key part of the busy payroll team and reports directly to the Payroll Manager. Working closing with the team, the Payroll Administrator is responsible for managing and operating the payroll system with the greatest level of accuracy and efficiency.

This is a role that deals with confidential material daily and therefore, tact, diplomacy and absolute discretion are key requirements for this role.

The post holder will be numeracy literate. Outstanding communication skills and high-level IT skills are a prerequisite, as well as being a self-starter.


Main Duties:

  • Verify timekeeping records and consult employees about any discrepancies.
  • Assist with payroll assignments by accurate monthly input of approved payments to employees.
  • Ensure all employee eligibility checks have been carried out.
  • Input monthly payroll data in to the system, calculate SSP, SMP, and SPP payments.
  • Process and monitor all staffing changes including starter, secondments, transfer, leavers and other amendments to salaries.
  • Process relevant Inland Revenue forms including P45, P46, and P60.
  • File all payroll related matters.
  • Liaising with HMRC.
  • Other Ad-Hoc Duties.



  • At least 2 years’ experience in Payroll.
  • Have experience of end-to-end payroll processing.
  • Have excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Up-to date with payroll legislation and working knowledge of SSP, SMP, SPP and NI calculations.
  • Work effectively on own initiative or as a part of a team.
  • Experience with CIS would be desirable.
  • Have strong IT skills. (Intermediate Excel Essential)



  • During employment, the Payroll Administrator will have access to information of a confidential nature. Under no circumstances may this information be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or organisation.

Data Protection

  • During employment, the Payroll Administrator will have access to data and personal information that must be processed in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Data Protection Act 1984 and properly applied to all staff and clients.

Hours of Work

  • The designated hours will be Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm, with 30minutes for lunch. However, part time role maybe considered.
  • 4 weeks’ holiday plus Bank Holidays (additional 1 day per year up 5 weeks).
  • This will be commensurate with experience and qualifications, up to £35,000 per annum FTE. 

Job reference: wvcer3

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