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Payroll Administrator

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 by Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom
Admin & Secretarial
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Payroll Administrator

Milton Keynes

6 months fixed Term



  • To work as part of a team to deliver accurate and timely payments to staff for UK and ROI employees.
  • Prepare, input and process pay data whilst adhering to statutory and contractual guidelines, maintaining the confidentiality of employee data at all times
  • Process all transactions within published turnaround times ensuring accuracy of all data entered
  • To deliver a high level of customer service to all business areas demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a wide range of individuals in a diverse organisation


  • Responsibility for the preparation, input and processing of payroll data in accordance with statutory and contractual obligations and to pre-defined timescales
  • Open and distribute post
  • Respond to all internal or external pay queries from emails, form builders in a timely manner
  • Process all types of Family leave payments and understand the Statutory legislation
  • Review monthly Long Term Sick report and amend colleague records where necessary.
  • Process statutory forms including P45's, starter declarations, court orders, SSP1's etc.
  • Calculating and correcting overpayments to colleagues pay
  • Accountability for evaluating exception reports produced from payroll processing and adjust the payroll system accordingly
  • Distribution of payslips and P45's to relevant sites or home addresses
  • Process Ad hoc payments, BACS recalls and rejects, ensuring correct reconciliation on all systems
  • Review Back Pay report against input received
  • Accurate calculation of manual gross to net figures
  • Follow up with functional representatives as necessary to ensure resolution of problems involving incomplete, inaccurate or non-compliant documentation
  • Basic understanding of various sets of service conditions and their application
  • Responsibility for routine administrative/clerical duties relating to specific work allocation including filing and logging post
  • Assist with testing for various payroll related projects and system regression


  • A minimum of 18 months computerised payroll experience using Resourcelink.
  • Working knowledge of statutory legislation
  • Good standard of numeracy/literacy - GCSE level
  • Skilled in the use of personal computers and related software applications including Office 365, Excel, word and Outlook skills.
  • Exemplary customer service skills and strong interpersonal skills


  • Day to day accurate implementation of payroll documentation
  • Ability to identify problems and subject to their complexity, resolve them.
  • Inaccuracy and wrong judgement would result in under/overpayments.
  • Able to provide clear technical guidance instruction to non-technical personnel
  • Ability to maintain high accuracy and work quality standards

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Reference: 674563093