Payroll Specialist

Payroll Specialist

  • Location

    Solihull, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £46000 per annum + Excellent Benefits

  • Contact:

    Mel Poulter

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Gleeson Recruitment are looking to appoint an experienced and committed Payroll Specialist. This is an exciting opportunity to support the transition of Payroll responsibilities from an outsourced service provider to an in-house operation, with a focus on establishing a high performing, innovative, and successful Payroll team for the future. This role will offer the chance to showcase your skills, while developing strong relationship with key stakeholders. This role reports to the UK Payroll Manager.

Key responsibilities:

  • You will support the transition of payroll responsibilities from an outsourced service provider to an in-house solution
  • Maintain payroll information by developing systems to direct the collection, calculation, and processing of data. (e.g. salaries, benefits, PAYE, third party deductions)
  • You will update payroll records by reviewing and approving changes to collective agreements (T&C's), salary bands, allowances, benefits, and other entitlements
  • You will direct the HR team through orienting workloads in line with planned payroll deadlines, monitoring performance and providing guidance/training where necessary
  • Prepare final payroll reports, net comparisons, employee counts, new starters & leaver checks, BACS initiation, ready for sign-off by Payroll Manager
  • Report on KPI's/SLA's to show operational performance and make suggestions to improve service delivery
  • Support compliance with HMRC/Government legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; assessing the impact on operations and making suggestions to support continued compliance
  • Maintain payroll guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures

Who we are seeking

  • Experience as a Payroll Specialist (or similar role), with detailed knowledge and understanding of the end to end payroll cycle
  • Knowledge and understanding of statutory returns, e.g. RTI, P11D's, PSA's
  • Understanding of current legislation and future changes
  • Ability to develop internal & external relationships
  • Excellent analytical skills, with a keen attention to detail


  • Knowledge / competence in using SAP based systems
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment

This is an exciting time to join a fast paced business - Salary of £40-£46k - Plus excellent benefits

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