Skip to main content

This Job Post is Now Closed

We recommend checking out the similar jobs or reaching out to the consultant for other opportunites.

Payroll Administrator

Published 02 February 2024
£27000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Leicester, Leicestershire
Job Starts: 2nd February 2024
Accountancy & Finance

Job Description

Payroll Administrator| Full Time | Permanent| Leicester | Salary Up To £30,000 per annum

Macildowie are excited to be working with a fantastic industry leading company based in Leicester who are looking for a Payroll Administrator to join their team.

The Role

To deliver efficient and effective payroll administration support, encompassing payroll and benefit processes within the payroll team. The Payroll Administrator is responsible for ensuring precise processing of wages, salaries, and other forms of compensation for their assigned payroll sites. Maintaining proactive and positive relationships with key customers ensuring timely resolution of queries.

What will you be doing?

  • Process all amendments via Workday or directly post them to the payroll system (iTrent) before the payroll deadline.
  • Inform relevant stakeholders of any missing data, ensuring completion on Workday and receipt in iTrent before the payroll deadline.
  • Review errors, exceptions, and elements reports, reconciling them to the final payroll.
  • Update the system for all leave types, ensuring accurate pay calculations.
  • Accurately process pension deductions in line with Auto-enrolment and Pensions Salary Sacrifice/Exchange procedures.
  • Enter all documentation for new starters and leavers into the payroll system.
  • Distribute P45s, Statements of Earnings, and other required documentation.
  • Assist the finance team with payroll reconciliation.
  • Respond promptly to general queries from the Payroll Admin inbox.
  • Assist in the preparation and issuance of P60s to employees, providing details to the Inland Revenue by the required deadline.
  • Support other team members as needed, including the weekly payroll and internal and external audit.

What are we looking for?

We seek a resilient, positive, enthusiastic, and methodical payroll administrator with a good sense of humor. Adaptability to a dynamic payroll function, attention to detail, and the ability to produce accurate work are crucial. Excellent communication and teamwork skills are also essential.


  • Demonstrate and encourage a proactive, problem-solving, and can-do attitude.
  • Maintain consistent, high-quality payroll services, meeting internal standards with minimal quality issues.
  • Sustain open and consistent communication with customers.
  • Ensure delivery of Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators.
  • Contribute to a service-led culture, prioritising customer satisfaction.
  • Highlight any recurring issues.
  • Stay informed about relevant Payroll legislation.
  • Participate in internal/external training courses as required.
  • Keep abreast of new technology and system developments.

Essential Skills:

  • Understanding of UK payroll practices/procedures, including legislative requirements.
  • Ability to perform complex payroll calculations, including family leaves and tax calculations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Strong organisational skills, accuracy, and task management to meet deadlines.
  • Proactive problem-solving approach.
  • Understanding of systems and ability to apply relevant knowledge.
  • Enthusiastic and flexible approach.
  • Commitment to both self and organisational development.
  • Ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Calmness and focus under pressure.
  • Good IT skills, including Microsoft Office, and proficient use of Excel.

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience using iTrent and Workday.
  • Experience in HR shared services.
  • Experience working on multiple payrolls.

Please put your home postcode on your CV when applying. Our recruitment tech uses this to make sure your CV is reviewed by the relevant consultant, for the relevant job(s), in the relevant geography.

Macildowie are a recruitment business working on behalf of a client to recruit this role. Your personal data may be forwarded to that client company as part of the application process.

If you would like information on how we will process your data please go to our website ( and view our fair processing notices which are located at the bottom of the page under privacy policies. Within the fair processing notice for Candidates there is guidance on how to amend your contact preferences or exercise your rights relating to personal data. We can't provide direct links as email address and website urls within our job adverts are removed by some of the websites on which we advertise.

Macildowie is a specialist recruitment consultancy with a rich history of enhancing the careers of professionals across the Midlands and the Northern Home Counties. We have an unrivalled understanding of the local market place and recruit for the majority of the region's premier employers. To search for all of our live jobs please visit us at

Required Skills

  • Payroller
  • P45
  • P60

Share this Job

Posted by

Similar Jobs

FP&A Manager in Nottingham

Purchase Ledger Assistant

Credit Controller

Management Accountant (FTC) in North Warwickshire

Finance Assistant