Payroll Administrator

  • Market related
  • Leek, Staffordshire, England


£23,000 PRO-RATA




KPI Recruiting has partnered with the UK’s leading manufacturer of their desired industry. Established for over a century, our client’s market leading products are tried and trust internationally. With a proven reliability to ensure the highest level of customer service to all clients in various sectors including retail, leisure, commercial, healthcare and education!

Manufacturing from a state-of-the-art facility in Staffordshire; service, reliability and experience are the underpinnings of our client’s philosophy. Our client has an experienced team offering advice and specifications for individual projects and on-site support is provided by a team of representatives, covering the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands. Their current industry has become an increasingly important part of our client’s business and the it has allowed them to distribute products through an international network of specialist agents and distributors.

Our client are looking for a Payroll Administrator to join their team on Fixed-term Contract due to recent Maternity Leave. Working closely with HR and Finance, your primary focus would be to assist with the timely and efficient payroll service for over 200+ employees and pensioners covering 3 weekly, 1 fortnightly and 6 monthly payrolls. You would assist with all aspects of payroll and pensions administration ensuring staff are paid accurately and on time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • End to end processing of weekly, fortnightly, and monthly payrolls
  • Ensure SMP, SPP, SSP, court orders, student loan and pensions are processed in line with current legislation
  • Administration of the company’s time and attendance, pension, and payroll systems with due regard to employment legislation and the business policies and procedures
  • Month end reconciliation and journals to finance department
  • 3rd party month end reconciliations and returns to, HMRC, pensions provider, etc.
  • Benefit in Kind administration, including childcare vouchers, private healthcare, company cars and salary sacrifice
  • Manage the payroll inbox and respond in an accurate professional and timely manner to internal and external payroll queries, from employees, HR, finance, HMRC, pension providers etc.
  • Payroll year end and P60 distribution
  • P11D year-end preparation and submission
  • IR35 administration
  • Expense claim administration including business mileage, cash expenses and company credit cards
  • Annual budget information for the finance department, plus annual review for salaries, pension, salary sacrifice, private healthcare, and holidays
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time to support other areas of the business

A strong candidate will have:

  • Minimum 2 years’ payroll experience
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Strong Microsoft skills (especially Excel)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills with ability to prioritise and manage multiple deadlines effectively
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and an awareness of handling sensitive data
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Ability to professionally communicate both written and verbally at all levels

Interested? APPLY NOW! Or alternatively contact Hannah on 01782 712 230 or email

Job ID: 4753363 / Job Reference: HW PAYROLL ADMIN

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