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Payroll Administrator

About the role

NRG are working with a leading manufacturing company to hire a Payroll Administrator. This individual will work in collaboration with a recently hired Payroll Administrator reporting to the Senior HR Controller. They will ensure the accurate collation and preparation of payroll information.

Do you have previous experience in payroll with good attention to detail and arithmetic skills? If so, this role could provide you with a brilliant opportunity to learn and grow in a career.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Salary range: £25,000-£29,000

Role Type: Office Based

The Opportunity:

Working as a Payroll Administrator you will collate and prepare payroll information whilst also assuming responsibility for ensuring the T&A system is accurate in relation to the timely and precise input of reasons to ensure the correct payment of absence periods.

You will:

  • Process all new starters and leavers including first day induction of company benefits and holiday payments
  • Be a super user / Trainer for the time and attendance system – maintaining shift patterns, absence codes, creating accounts, training line manager, processing starters and leavers
  • Administer all employee benefits including but not limited to, cycle to work, private healthcare and support employee queries
  • Maintain a monthly payroll file for all new starters, leavers and changes
  • Open and close the monthly payroll processing, ensuring monthly changes are actioned in the month of change
  • Use the T&A system to ensure that all absence is processed in accordance with policy, focusing on ensuring that all sick pay is paid in accordance with individual entitlement
  • Process the salary journal for multiple payrolls
  • Be responsible for ensuring all salaries are in line with Minimum wage and undertaking NMW audits across the payrolls
  • Process month end and RTI returns for pensioners and monthly payroll
  • Be responsible for monthly payments & deductions such as first aider, uniform and cycle to work etc
  • Be responsible for the processing and reporting of overtime accrual
  • Deal with employee salary and payroll queries
  • Be responsible for all reporting from payroll in line with HR and business requirements
  • Chase managers for missing information where necessary
  • Update all statutory payments as appropriate i.e. SSP, SMP, SPP, SAP

About You:

  • Previous experience working in a Payroll environment
  • Detailed knowledge of Payroll procedures, processes & legislation
  • Detailed knowledge of Computerised Payroll System
  • Accuracy & Attention to detail
  • Written & Oral Communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Arithmetic skills
  • Keyboard skills
  • Flexibility with hours and peak periods of work is essential


  • 26 Days Holiday
  • Opportunity to earn an additional 3 days holiday
  • Discounted Private Healthcare
  • Car/Bike Schemes
  • Occupational Health Service
  • GPP Pension Scheme with employer contribution of 4.5%
  • Life Assurance – 4 times pensionable pay for members of the pension scheme
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Employee ‘Lottery’ Scheme

If you are interested in this role, click ‘Apply Now’ and a member of our team will be in touch.

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