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Payroll & Benefits Advisor

  • Location: Wakefield
  • Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Transactional Finance, Finance
  • Contact: Leeds Accounts
  • Contact Email: leeds@sharpconsultancy.com
  • Expiry Date: 22 August 2021
  • Job Ref: LCO36881_1627040221
Based in Wakefield I am working with a successful business recruiting a Payroll & Benefits Advisor to assist in providing an effective payroll service to the company, ensuring the accurate and timely payment of employees' salaries whilst assisting in any ad hoc HR needs.

Key Responsibilities are to include but not exclusive to:

*Preparation and co-ordination of EMEA (UK and Non-UK) payrolls ensuring that processes and procedures are followed and legal requirements are met within relevant deadlines.

*Maintenance of the HR database with payroll data for starters, changes, leavers, payments and allowances.
*Responsibility for the Payroll EMEA inbox and responding to all employee payroll related queries.
*Liaison with UK and Non-UK payroll bureaus to resolve employee or business queries.
*Collation and distribution of absence and holiday data for payroll processing.
*Monthly pension administration including reconciliation of pension contributions.
*Preparation and distribution of monthly payroll and business reports.
*Annual P11d preparation of data and co-ordination.
*Responding to benefits queries processed through the payroll (pension, healthcare, childcare vouchers).
*Support with benefits administration, including sending out eye tests, notifying starters and leavers to different benefit providers.
*Assisting in ad-hoc duties when required by the Payroll, Benefits and Reporting Manager.

I am keen to hear from individuals with the following skills and experience:

*Previous experience of payroll preparation within an SME environment is essential
*Experience of Non-UK payroll co-ordination will be an advantage
*Basic understanding of PAYE, NI deductions and salary exchange
*Strong IT skills with good working knowledge of MS Excel
*Excellent excel including pivot tables and 'v' lookups
*Excellent numeracy and analytical skills
*Experience of Google applications, including Gmail and Google Docs
*Highly organised and methodical with excellent interpersonal skills
*Flexible approach to work, with the ability to question the status quo
*Able to work on own initiative and prioritise competing demands
*Minimum requirement: GSCE grade B English, or equivalent
*Educated to minimum of A level standard

This is an excellent opportunity to join a very friendly and supportive team in a role that offers genuine long term career opportunities.


Sharp Consultancy is a finance and accountancy recruitment specialist assisting accounting and finance divisions of businesses in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area. With over 25 years' experience we pride ourselves on sourcing excellent finance professionals across all divisions of an accounts function, from finance administrators through to senior Finance Director appointments. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy jobs or accountancy recruitment; finance jobs or finance recruitment.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction. To apply please send your CV to the e-mail address stated, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within seven days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.