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Senior Payroll Administrator (full or part time)

Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom, £ £ 22000.00-25000.00 Annual Annual, Permanent


Salary: Up to £25,000 (neg) plus benefits

Hours of work: Monday to Friday, between 8am and 5pm

We are looking for a Senior Payroll Administrator to join our motivated and successful recruitment and employment business based on Chester Business Park. This role may also suit an experienced Administrator or Admin Manager who has some previous experience of payroll and HR processes and who has previously used Sage accounting software.

We are a well-established Chester based recruitment business with an enviable reputation for strong service delivery and longstanding client relationships. We supply permanent and temporary hiring services to clients across the UK in the Industrial and Commercial sectors and our success is the result of our commitment to high quality service; instant reaction to client demands; robust recruitment processes giving us access to the best quality candidates; market leading time-to-hire results; fully invested on-boarding processes for candidates; and complete legislative compliance. Each week we process payroll or third-party payments for up to 1,000 temp/contract workers and we are forecasting further growth for 2022 and beyond as demand for our service continues to rise.

Payroll processing for a recruitment business covers a much broader range of tasks, inputs and reporting than might be expected for an internal payroll processing department, linking directly with operations teams, customer service, external service providers and then ultimately to revenue generation. Effective and accurate payroll admin is business critical, it is fundamental to our success and it is subject to continuous improvement and development.

Reporting to, and working closely with, the Directors, you will be responsible for ensuring that our payroll functions operate effectively and that deadlines are never missed. Your duties will cover a broad range of tasks from basic (but essential) data input right through to critical involvement in strategic management decisions. You will take ownership of all functions that we call \"payroll\" and you will be accountable for ensuring an accurate, error-free process. An understanding of accounting administration would also be helpful as our payroll connects directly with the banking, invoicing and credit control systems that are managed by the Financial Controller. Additional administrative support is provided at peak times by the admin team, but the Senior Payroll Administrator will take responsibility for ensuring that our system operates accurately and effectively and that all matters arising from our payroll function are dealt with promptly and professionally.

It is our belief that we are only as successful as the people who work for us and to that end, we believe we have created a working environment that encourages and rewards success. Your achievements as Senior Payroll Administrator offer scope for long-term progression as the business grows and from the outset you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a generous benefits package, including enhanced holiday entitlement, healthcare plan - and a day off for your birthday!


· Ensure all timesheet information is received and processed accurately and efficiently, in accordance with deadlines, ensuring that workers are paid correctly and on time each week

· Maintain 100% accuracy with all payroll duties, avoiding mis-payments, errors and issues

· Check and verify the payroll reports before and after submission for payroll processing

· Ensure third party suppliers are properly managed and deliver accurate services to SLA standards

· Ensure all payroll processes are completed in line with current legislation and submissions of payroll records to HMRC

· Maintain the payroll processing system and ensure that all payroll information, timesheets and personal data and are recorded/stored appropriately and in line with GDPR

· Competently deal with and take appropriate follow up action with all payroll queries in relation to tax, pension auto-enrolment, expenses, etc.

· Ensure relationships between Payroll and other departments are fostered to develop and maintain good working relationships


· A diligent and skilled Administrator with previous payroll, HR or finance experience

· Previous experience of Sage Line 50 or Sage Payroll and MS Excel

· Attention to detail and accuracy

· A natural tendency to take ownership and be accountable for you own areas of responsibility

· Strong communication skills - able to deal with queries and explain payroll information in \"every day\" language

· The ability to recognise and identify discrepancies and investigate fully, to ensure that only the correct information is processed

· \"right first-time\" approach to situations

· Professionalism and the ability to deal with difficult situations with empathy

· Ability to work in a fast-paced office environment and manage workload to work to deadlines

· Quality focus - appreciating the need for high calibre procedures

· Initiative and problem-solving ability, with a common-sense approach to numerical information

Unfortunately due to time restrictions we cannot respond to every applicant, in the event that we haven\'t contacted you within 48 hours please take it you have not been successful for this particular role, but your details will be kept on file and considered for all future vacancies.

We are an equal opportunities agency and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom
£ £ 22000.00-25000.00 Annual Annual