Payroll Administrator

  • Full Time
  • Chester
  • £25000



I am currently recruiting for my client based in Chester. This is a busy food manufacturing company who have not really seen much change in the last few months and this position has actually come about due to growth! This is a busy payroll position, where high attention to detail is needed. the successful candidate will have minimum 1 year experience in a similar payroll position, however any extra finance experience would be great.


Job Purpose:


To assist with the day to day function and operation of the Company’s payroll ensuring a smooth and accurate monthly payroll each month. Ensuring all internal payroll databases are updated in a timely and proficient manner.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Organisation and maintenance of the Company’s staff payroll covering four UK based sites
  • Ability to work to deadlines and prepare payrolls to a number of different pay dates (two each month)
  • Collect daily, weekly and monthly spreadsheets providing reports as required
  • Deal with Starters/ Leavers, transfers, amendments and salary calculations
  • Process P45/P46 and deal with payroll queries in a timely manner
  • Maintenance of staff personnel files
  • Enter new employees’ data (e.g. bank accounts and tax identification numbers) into internal databases
  • Maintenance of employee holiday records
  • Ability to check data and tackle any anomalies or issues
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate well across all levels of the business
  • Work effectively with the HR team ensuring
  • Act in a professional and discreet manner at all times and understanding that all Company information is confidential
  • Ability to work across various payroll, time and attendance and HR systems
  • Manage the administration of the time and attendance system (Tensor), including review of approved hours to ensure accuracy of payment and managing employee changes within the time system
  • Aware of current legislation and to keep up to date with any legal changes, notifying the company of any changes
  • Assist in the implementation of a new payroll system ensuring all data is transferred successfully
  • Secretarial support to the department managers and other applicable staff to assist with the smooth running of the department
  • Provision of supporting cover for switchboard duties in the absence of the Company’s reception staff
  • Any other ad hoc duties to support the Payroll / Finance Department


Qualifications/Skills Required:

  • Previous payroll experience (minimum of 1 year)
  • Experience of working within a fast-paced payroll environment
  • Previous experience using various systems
  • Advanced IT skills, particularly Excel


If you feel you have the necessary skills and are looking fr your next exiting position within a highly reputable company please apply to find out further details.

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Andy Heyland

Andy Heyland is managing the process for this particular vacancy. Please do not hesitate to contact Andy if you would like to discuss the role in more detail - 01244333065

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