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Payroll & Benefits Officer

Date Posted: 13th May 2022
  • Job Ref: 527
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Southend on Sea

Job Description

Payroll and Benefits Officer
We have an exciting opportunity with our client who have sites in both Southend and Romford who are looking for a Payroll and Benefits Officer to join their HR Team on a permanent basis. You will be responsible for delivering a timely and accurate payroll provision monthly this will include collating and preparing documents and ensuring the data is entered into their internal HR and Payroll system.
Key Responsibilities
  • Process the monthly payroll up to 300 people for 2 separate companies in a timely and accurate manner
  • Undertake the end-to-end monthly payroll process from inputting the data into the HR system IRIS HR, reconciling the data and producing reports for use by Finance
  • Collate starter paperwork and add all new starters to the system
  • Process leavers in line with company requirements and ensure removal from systems and company benefits
  • Liaise with Resource and Planning to calculate deductions based on employee sickness and absence
  • Calculate statutory payments e.g., SSP, SMP and SPP etc.
  • Assist with the monthly balance sheet reconciliations together with the preparation of periodic payroll & pension analysis to identify and resolve issues, gaps or variances
  • Work with the payroll outsourcer to ensure they have all the required information to process the payroll
  • Assist and answer employee queries in a timely manner and ensure that payslips are uploaded to the HR system
  • Ensure all benefits in kind are run through the payroll system and these kept up to date
  • Administer all company benefits that impact payroll e.g., managing starters and leavers and ensure these are added or removed
  • Enrol all new starters into the relevant pension schemes and ensure that the required paperwork is issued
  • Administer changes to the pension scheme e.g., leavers, re-enrolment and changes to contributions
  • Liaise with external agencies such as HMRC, pension scheme providers and medical insurance providers, assisting to ensure accurate and timely payments are raised
 
Candidate Specification
  • Experience of using computerised payroll & pension and accounting systems
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills in Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Good attention to detail
  • Able to appreciate the need for confidentiality and discretion
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work effectively in a pressured environment
  • Ability to build strong relationships across other departments
  • Ability to analyse problems and create effective solutions
  • Excellent planning, organisational and time-management skills
Competencies
  • Problem solving initiative
  • Effective communication and influencing
  • Analytical thinker
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Responsible for managing self and own workload
Benefits
  • Company paid medical treatment through a Health Cash Plan (including dental treatment, glasses, prescriptions, private consultations etc)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Tech purchase scheme
  • Pension
  • Holiday buy scheme Life assurance (4x Salary)
  • Christmas savings club
  • Discounted cinema tickets
  • Shopping discounts for 1000s of high street retailers
  • Length of service awards
Hours – 37.5 Hours per week with flexibility 8.30am - 5.00pm / 9.00am – 5.30pm
Salary up to £30,000 Per Annum + Benefits 
If you feel this is the role for you please do not hesitate to contact us at One to One Personnel on 01702 46 44 44 or forward your CV to Julie.paton@121personnel.co.uk or aimee.page@121personnel.co.uk