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Payroll Administrator

Published 23 April 2024
£24000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Derby, Derbyshire
Job Starts: 23rd April 2024
Accountancy & Finance

Job Description

Payroll Administrator

Location: Derby, United Kingdom
Contract Duration: 12-14 Months
Salary: £24,000 - £28,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week (8:00 am - 4:30 pm), with some flexibility
Team: Reporting to the Payroll Manager, working in a team of 6

Are you an experienced Payroll Administrator seeking an exciting opportunity in Derby? We are currently looking for a skilled individual to join our clients team on a fixed-term contract basis for 12-14 months.

Role Overview:

As a Payroll Administrator, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the accurate and timely processing of payroll functions. You will be responsible for handling various payroll tasks, utilising your expertise in Excel, including vlookups, pivot tables, and formulas. The successful candidate will be an integral part of our team, supporting the Payroll Manager and collaborating with colleagues to maintain efficient payroll operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Process payroll accurately and on time, adhering to relevant regulations and company policies.
  • Utilise advanced Excel skills to analyse data, create reports, and troubleshoot payroll discrepancies.
  • Maintain payroll records and ensure compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Assist with payroll queries and provide exceptional customer service to employees.
  • Collaborate with team members to improve payroll processes and procedures.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in payroll administration.
  • Proficiency in Excel, including vlookups, pivot tables, and formulas.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently when necessary.
  • Familiarity with payroll software systems is advantageous.


  • Competitive salary based on experience (£24,000 - £28,000 per annum).
  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic team environment.
  • Flexible working hours with the possibility of hybrid working after an initial office-based period.
  • Career development opportunities within the company.

If you are a motivated Payroll Administrator with the required experience and skills, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

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Required Skills

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