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Payroll & Benefits Assistant - Remote Working

  • Location: Huddersfield
  • Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 22 days ago

  • Sector: Transactional Finance, Finance
  • Contact: Leeds Accounts
  • Contact Email: leeds@sharpconsultancy.com
  • Expiry Date: 22 April 2021
  • Job Ref: LCO36444_1616515071
Our client based on the outskirts of central Leeds are looking to recruit a Payroll and Benefits Assistant to join a small but growing Finance team offering full remote working for the time being but also moving forward over the longer term.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

*Administering changes to our payroll system for new starters, leavers and any other role changes or adjustments.
*Support in statutory claims, such as SMP, SPP, SSP etc
*Liaise with the payroll provider regarding the issuing of P45s, P11Ds, P60s and any other payroll or pension related letters to employees
*Administer the payroll process via the third-party payroll provider through to payment on a monthly basis
*Resolving discrepancies and resolving queries
*Reconciliation of payroll, taxes, and pensions control accounts
*Creation of bank payments for payroll, taxes, and pensions
*Liaise with HR, colleagues and third parties to keep all payroll, pensions, and benefits information up to date, or on queries, as required
*Attend regular meetings with the third-party payroll provider to resolve queries
*Seek external advice or investigate ad hoc issues with HMRC etc, as required
*Provide general Pension's support via the third- party provider
*Benefits administration in the payroll system
*Support the Finance Manager with holiday and bonus accruals calculations
*Support and maintain the time tracking tool
*You will be eager to take on other ad hoc tasks that just generally need dealing with by the Business Control team

The ideal candidate will:
*Have a strong background payroll in general and ideally have worked with 3rd party payroll providers previously although not essential
*Experience working with Xero accounting software is desirable but not essential
*Have excellent attention to detail
*Be extremely organised, skilled at prioritising your work and multi-tasking
*Have excellent communication skills
*Be comfortable dealing with confidential information and must treat that information with the respect that it deserves
*You will have a great working knowledge of the core MS Office package, but be at least intermediate level in using both Word and Excel

If you are experienced in these areas of Payroll and are in the market looking for a new and challenging position working in a small team in a role that would give lots of autonomy please get in touch and apply now. Immediate interviews are available for suitable candidates.



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.