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Payroll Specialist

Location: Newcastle

Salary: £32,500

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 169593

We’re working with a fast-growing Charity in Newcastle who are looking for an experienced candidate to lead on Payroll support during an exciting period of change.

This is a fixed term role for 12 months.

As a Payroll Specialist you will lead payroll support for the whole organisation, which is currently made up of around 850 colleagues. There are plans to move from a third-party payroll provider to in-house in 2022.

Hybrid working and flexible start times are available across Monday to Friday.

Your role will include:

  • Direct line and workload management of the Payroll Assistant

  • Ensure policies and procedures are fit for purpose

  • Verification of starters and leavers input by the Payroll Assistant

  • Resolution of escalated queries in relation to benefits, deductions and/or tax implications

  • In collaboration with HR colleagues, manage the absence recording processes

  • To support HR acting as main point of contact for pension queries

  • Review of full payroll prior to submission, including variance analysis and exception reporting

  • Supporting the wider finance team

  • Collating P11D information for the organisation and submission of returns


About you:

  • GCSE Maths & English (A*-C/4-9) or equivalent

  • CIPP Course; or qualified by experience

  • Project management experience in system implementation

  • Excellent attention to detail (accuracy KPI target of 100%) and ability to thoroughly review transactional entries

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office

  • Good understanding of payroll package(s)

  • Good understanding of pension, statutory payments and HMRC legislation


If you’re interested in this opportunity, send across your CV and a member of our team will be in touch.