Payroll Specialist

  • Location
    Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
  • Salary
    £ 13.15 - £ 14.15 / Hour
  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Payroll
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Banking and Financial Services
  • External Reference
    JN-022020-117559

Payroll Specialist


My client, a large global FMCG organisation based in Waltham on the Wolds, Leicestershire is looking for Payroll Specialist. You must enjoy working in a multi-discipline team, have a positive and constructive approach to conflict and thrive in a fast-paced working environment.


Pay rate: £13.15 per hr


Duration: 12 months


Hour: 37.5 per week


The role:


This job is responsible for delivering core payroll services on behalf of the business unit with full accordance to the process requirements and legal regulations. Employee performs their duties diligently, responsibly and independently. The employee has good knowledge of the processes, tools and applications. The employee is able to find solutions on their own in non-standard cases. Associates identify areas for improvements and implement changes.


Key Responsibilities



  • Checking and processing of weekly payroll, documenting errors for KPI monitoring, adhering to control and audit requirements.

  • Managing customer queries in writing and verbally

  • Ensure all instructions impacting UK payroll are captured and understood

  • Work with 3rd party payroll provider to ensure all changes relating to pay are captured and processed according to policy

  • Update documentation and capture process changes

  • Collaboration with MyP&O, Rewards and Benefits teams on payroll changes

  • Execute assigned transactions and steps as per the Period-End Close Schedule

  • Provide support for external and internal audit review for local unit activities

  • Liaise with MyP&O, Global Mobility Team, Treasury, Towers Watson Pension provider and Payroll provider to ensure all activities are performed correctly and on time

  • Controlling and correcting errors in payroll calculation

  • Review control reports according to schedule.


Education & Professional Qualification



  • University degree preferred - especially within Finance and Accounting

  • English language knowledge required

  • Other European language skills desired (German)


Knowledge/Experience



  • Knowledge of, and experience in core finance functional competencies

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills; ability to organise workload

  • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of customers

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team and using own initiative

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Working knowledge of Excel












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Please apply with your CV to: Susan Whitney