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Payroll Team Leader

Posted 27 days ago by Pertemps
Location Meriden Job Type Permanent
Salary £25000 - £30000 per annum Sector Recruitment & HR
Payroll Team Leader

The Main Purpose of the Role
To ensure all allocated payrolls are processed in an accurate and timely manner, in accordance service level agreements and specifications, whilst providing a specialist payroll support service and maximising efficiency and productivity .


Key Responsibilities

• Process correct and timely salary payments across all allocated weekly and/or monthly payrolls, in accordance with service level agreements and specifications, following correct processes and agreed authorisation levels.

• Provide a specialist payroll support and advice service, including understanding the impact of events and actions on payslips and the ability to provide comprehensive and detailed payslip explanations.

• Ensure compliance with legislation in respect of processing of all payments to employees, as well as income tax, National Insurance, pensions and National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.

The Critical Activities of the Role

• Processing of new starters, leavers, personal and job amendments, company sick pay and any other third party/ad-hoc payments and deductions where required.

• Attend regular team meetings/huddles in order to maintain an acceptable standard of service delivery.

• Ensure client payrolls are reconciled accurately and timely following set checks and balances, and management reporting is in line with client requirements.

• Generation and reconciliation of payments when required, including TT, BACS and cheque if applicable.

• Validate any exception and/or error reports for reasonableness.

• To understand the various client pension schemes and the impact of calculations on payslips, including Workplace Pensions Auto-Enrolment legislation and processes.

• Manage the appropriate approval levels, with supporting evidence, and to ensure sign off is made before BACS payments are arranged for submission.

• House-keeping data storage and paperwork, in line with customer requirements, General Data Protection Regulations and internal audit/business controls.

• Processing and validation of all tax and National Insurance documentation, in accordance with local legislation, including P6, P9, P45 and New Starter Declarations.

• Apply and validate statutory payments and processes, in line with legislative framework, including SSP, SMP, SPP, SAP, ShPP, Student Loans, Court Orders, Local Authority deductions and NMW/NLW.

• Carry out any other required administrative duties connected with the efficient delivery of payroll, including filing and scanning.

Key Skills

• Minimum of two years' payroll experience, preferably in a multi-payroll environment and processing high volume, weekly payrolls.

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with a clear personal commitment to meeting end user requirements in order to deliver a high quality service.

• Highly analytical and attentive, with the ability to solve problems.

• Professional outlook and personality, with excellent customer service skills and the ability to operate under pressurised situations.

• Flexible outlook and approach to workload and working hours, to accommodate fast moving payrolls and projects and ever evolving processes and changes to legislation.

• Ability to plan, prioritise and organise progress of payrolls, effectively scheduling work to fit in with deadlines, in order to maximise productivity.


Desirable Skills

• Prior working knowledge of Northgate PS Enterprise payroll software.

• Processing of Real Time Information, including electronic return of Full Payment Submissions (FPS) and Employer Payment Summary (EPS).

• Experience of working with robust and methodical payroll processes.

• CIPP (or similar) payroll qualification.

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (particularly Word and Excel) to a reasonable standard.