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Senior Payroll Clerk

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

Posted 29 days ago

  • Sector: Transactional Finance, Finance
  • Contact: Clerical Perm
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 09 May 2021
  • Job Ref: MAC36496_1617961172

Senior Payroll Clerk
We are excited to be working with a business that has seen exponential growth in the past 12 months, with no signs of it slowing down. This has resulted in extra resource being required within the payroll team.

The business is going through a systems implementation which offers a great chance to someone looking to add this experience to their CV.

Role Responsibilities
*Provide a comprehensive payroll service to the business (circa 2,500 team members), ensuring compliance with the latest legislation, statutory filing and business policies
*Responsibility for the end to end weekly and monthly payroll processes, including adjustments, and all other aspects of the payroll cycle
*Processing and reporting of all third-party payments in line with set deadlines
*Process manual payments as required
*Maintaining accurate payroll records
*Identify and deliver payroll process improvements
*Timely responses to payroll queries via telephone or within the payroll inbox
*Calculate process and reconcile payrolls for the business with the support of the Payroll Manager
*Support the Payroll Manager with specific tasks relating to the current payroll service and ad-hoc projects
*Keep up to date with changes in payroll legislation and advise the HR team and business of changes which may have an impact on team members
*Efficient in data management, from inputting, importing, exporting and reconciling to ensure exact replica of periodic pay and static data of their software
*Administering letters to team members as and where appropriate
*Acting as a key point of contact to team members, managers and our external payroll partner
*Provide knowledge and expertise including training for team members, managers and stakeholders in order to enable a consistent and accurate payroll
*Provide a helpdesk facility for systems and reporting
*Provide a standard reporting suite including any ad-hoc requests in order to fulfil business requirements and demand
*Assist in the management of any third-party interfaces, starters/leavers, generating communications and any process queries, in order to ensure timely, efficient and accurate third-party accounts
*Identify bottlenecks and implement improvements in order to continue to provide an efficient reporting service
*In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the job holder may be required on occasion to perform other duties assigned by the Payroll Manager

Other Requirements:
*Experience and knowledge of payroll best practice and awareness of the appropriate legislation e.g. GDPR
*Demonstrable proactive attitude, comfortable with ambiguity and able to adapt quickly to change
*Previous experience of working effectively with third party providers such as payroll providers/suppliers
*Ability to work at pace whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
*Ability to manage own time effectively, prioritising tasks when required, multitasking and meeting deadlines
*Proven ability to engage with internal stakeholders; to engage and establish credibility with a variety of audiences
*Experience of integrated time and attendance systems
*Excellent IT capabilities spanning MS Office (particularly Outlook, Word and Excel) with experience of using in-house HR/payroll software
*As you will be working with internal customers, you'll be able to communicate clearly and concisely

Hours of work - 40 per week
Free on-site parking
25 days holidays a year plus bank holidays
Life Assurance

£23k - £25k DOE

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.