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Payroll and Pensions Administrator

Published 14 March 2024
£13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Job Starts: 14th March 2024
Accountancy & Finance

Job Description

Payroll Administrator


Type: Full-Time, Temporary to Permanent

Salary: Up to £30,000

Graduates or candidates with one or two years' experience within payroll are highly encouraged to apply

Are you a true Payroll generalist who is eager to take on the payroll in a varied role. Reporting to the payroll manager, you will oversee payroll for circa 200 employees. Have you got end to end payroll experience?

Key Benefits:

  • Flexible working days/ hours
  • Hybrid working available
  • Fantastic working culture - energetic office with a strong focus on collaboration and teamwork


  • Review errors, exceptions, and reports, reconciling them to final payroll.
  • Update system for leave types, ensuring accurate pay calculations.
  • Process pension deductions in line with Auto-enrolment and Pensions Salary Sacrifice/Exchange procedures.
  • Enter documentation for new starters and leavers into payroll system.
  • Distribute P45s, Statements of Earnings, and other necessary documentation.
  • Assist finance team with payroll reconciliation.
  • Respond promptly to general queries from Payroll Admin inbox.
  • Assist in preparation and issuance of P60s to employees, providing details to Inland Revenue by required deadline.
  • Support other team members as needed, including weekly payroll and audits.


  • Demonstrate proactive, problem-solving attitude.
  • Maintain 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 service-led culture, prioritising customer satisfaction.
  • Stay informed about relevant Payroll legislation.
  • Participate in internal/external training courses as required.
  • Stay 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 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.
  • Good IT skills, including Microsoft Office, and proficient use of Excel.

If you want to join first class business and take that next step in your career then apply ASAP to avoid missing out!

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