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Payroll Supervisor (9 Month Maternity Cover)

  • Location: Berkshire, Reading
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Temporary / Contract
  • Ref: 16899034
  • Recruiter: Dimitri Bishop

Marks Sattin are currently working with a large FMGC business based in Reading who are currently recruiting for a Payroll Supervisor on a maternity cover basis. The role would suit a highly organised, motivated and analytically minded Payroll Supervisor.

This role reports to the Head of Payroll and managing a small team in a fast-paced department running monthly and weekly payrolls in the UK and Europe. As Payroll Supervisor you will be fully responsible for the daily payroll operation and be a subject matter expert across all aspects of the payroll department.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To ensure timely and accurate payments to ALL employees, HMRC and other 3rd.
  • Manage the small European payrolls including liaising with payroll bureaus in each country, effecting payments to employees and creating manual reports and journals.
  • Monitoring of HMRC dashboard for your businesses.
  • To ensure timely and accurate reporting to all Pension bodies.
  • Manage payroll compliance, monitor policies and procedures across the Payroll team to ensure statutory and contractual obligations are adhered to. To include annual update testing.
  • Prepare and submit P11d, PSA and associated HMRC payments.
  • Oversee the expenses function ensuring statutory and policy compliance.
  • Communicate with the businesses with regards to query resolution and payroll timelines.
  • Ensure team deliver a professional and timely service to all customers.
  • Provide information to business/managers in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Identify and report risks and breaches immediately.
  • Liaison with government bodies and other 3rd parties (pension providers, courts).
  • Maintain, create and improve payroll process/training documentation as required.
  • Work with the Payroll Accountant to resolve complex queries on the account reconciliations.
  • Reconcile RTI files and submit to HMRC in timely manner including the submission of EYU files.
  • Manage the personal advancement of the team via Performance reviews, training and development.

Other Responsibilities working with Head of Payroll:

  • Perform internal audits of various payroll areas and prepare materials for external auditors.
  • Audit off-cycle payments to improve processes to limit these in future.
  • Identify any system defects or change requirements.
  • Assist with annual upgrade testing.
  • Contribute to and assist with any payroll projects.

Experience/Skills/Qualifications required:

  • CIPP Foundation Degree or similar level.
  • Demonstrable payroll experience in UK (knowledge of EU countries is advantageous).
  • Previous payroll system development/implementation experience.
  • Ability to effect change and meet deadlines under pressure. Prepared to be hands on if necessary.
  • Positive/enthusiastic attitude coupled with the ability to balance multiple priorities.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional communication levels.
  • Intermediate level Excel including the ability to manipulate data accurately and create meaningful reports.
  • PeopleSoft knowledge desirable.
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