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Payroll Administrator

  • Job reference: PAY3011
  • Location: Preston
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are currently looking for an experienced Payroll Administrator to manage the day-to-day running of our PAYE contractor payroll service. As part of an established Finance Team at our Preston City Centre office, you will play a critical role in the smooth running of this payroll, whilst supporting our current Payroll Team with our weekly recruitment payroll.

You will be responsible for the accurate and timely provision of a weekly PAYE payroll, liaising with numerous internal and external stakeholders as part of the process and helping resolve queries and disputes in a professional/timely manner. This is an exciting opportunity as this role is as part of an expansion to our current successful contractor payroll service.

You will be able to demonstrate experience in running a PAYE payroll, where knowledge of Tax, NI, RTI, SMP, SSP and auto-enrolment will be a minimum requirement. Previous experience of working with Merit Payroll software is desirable, but not essential as full training will be provided. A positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills plus multi-tasking ability and a keen eye for detail will all be essential if you want to develop your skills and expertise as part of this busy team. If you feel you have what it takes we would love to hear from you.

Key Role and Responsibilities
• Data entry, manage online timesheets and run import routines from various portals
• Build and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate a smooth running of the weekly payroll.
• Dealing with, escalating and managing queries raised by internal/external stakeholders
• Daily/weekly reporting to internal staff/senior management
• Relevant HMRC reporting
• Work towards/achieve team related targets
• Cross training of your duties in the event of emergency cover
• Escalation of issues to the relevant teams within agreed SLA’s

Essential skills
• Minimum 1 years’ experience in processing PAYE payroll
• Knowledge of latest payroll legislations
• Minimum 5 GCSE’s at level C or above to include Maths
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Organisational skills

Desirable Skills
• Experience of Merit Payroll Software or similar.
• Confident with MS Office software including Excel and Outlook
• Adept at problem solving
• Experience in developing and maintaining back-end systems.

About you
• Be able to provide fantastic customer service
• Passionate, hardworking and reliable
• The ability to prioritise, work to deadlines and manage time efficiently
• You’ll have the ability to deal with complex queries professionally and effectively
• Excellent attention to detail and the ability to use your initiative and follow logic
• You’ll have the ability to work successfully in a busy process-driven environment which is constantly open to innovation
• Be confident and energetic with a strong work ethic

• Work for an Investor In People Gold accredited employer
• Salary banding between £18k - £21k based on experience
• Annual company bonus
• Employer pension scheme
• Free lunches
• 21 days holiday allowance increasing by 1 per each years’ service to a max of 26 plus bank holidays off
• Full training and support provided
• Commitment to professional training through our employee development program
• Quarterly and annual awards
• Join a friendly team!