Payroll Assistant

Ref: ZR_8357_JOB  ·  Posted on 19 February 2024


This is a hybrid role with 2-3 days per week required onsite and the rest of the work can be done from home.

My client is a large defence consultancy who offer through-life support to the Ministry of Defence and other government clients. They also employee a large number of contractors and TUPEd employees.

They are looking for a Payroll Advisor to oversee aspects of the payroll across the full employee lifecycle. Ideally you will have a recognised payroll qualification and a good understanding of payroll legislation and compliance.

Key responsibilities


  • Accurate and timely input of payroll data, throughout employee lifecycle.
  • Ensure all variable payments and deductions are processed a timesheet system and the payroll.
  • Balance all interfaced data between internal and external systems, ensuring integrity of data at all times.
  • Ensure pre-payroll processing tasks are completed in a timely manner including the submission of files to HMRC.
  • Process BACS payments for monthly payrolls.
  • Process salary advances as and when needed.
  • Supporting the timely transition of employees who TUPE transfer to or from the payroll.
  • Help ensure that all internal and external audit requirements are met.
  • Assist the Contact Management Team with all payroll related queries.
Skills & experience
  • Recognised payroll qualification.
  • Experience working with an HR offshored service delivery model.
  • An understanding of current Payroll legislation and compliance.
  • Excellent understanding and experience of working with Payroll systems.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with Flexible Benefit Programmes and Salary Sacrifice arrangements.
  • Experience of working within an in-house Payroll environment.
  • Strong Excel skills.

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Oracle experience.
  • Discreet with the ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations.
Additional benefits
  • Pension up to 10% client contribution .
  • Life assurance, income protection insurance and critical illness cover.
  • Option to buy & sell holiday.
  • Dental, health, medical, travel and gadget insurance.
  • 24/7 Digital GP.

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

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