Payroll Assistant
at Robert Half International UK

Date Posted: 26/05/2019

Job Description

Ref ID:  06650-0010956880


Payroll Assistant - Cambridge

Robert Half are currently working with a global leader in cyber security who are recruiting for a Payroll Assistant to help shape the future of artificial intelligence.

Overview of role

Day to day duties of The Payroll Assistant will include but not be limited to:

  • To take full responsibility for the accurate and timely processing of assigned payrolls (UK and International, circa 1000 employees)
  • To accurately process any advised changes (tax code/ bonus / pay rate / address/salary, bonus or commission payments)
  • To ensure all data inputs, approvals and queries and resolved within agreed monthly time lines
  • To review the payroll email inbox daily and respond to any urgent matters within same day
  • To review UK and International control reports and check for errors, obtain authorisation, update payroll history reports
  • To prepare tax reconciliation reports for countries where taxes are paid in arrears
  • To respond to all emails from payroll bureaus and escalate any issues or technical information to Payroll Manager
  • To reconcile International payroll trust bank accounts to accounting system
  • To review reports, check accuracy, obtain authorisation, update payroll history reports and prepare detailed journal
  • To complete RTI reports, leaver reports and print P45s; complete submissions on Government Gateway
  • To assist in the preparation of P60, P11D and PSA returns
  • Respond to queries regarding end of year returns
  • To assist Payroll Manager with the set up and administrative support of PAYE schemes
  • To support and oversee accurate and timely processing of employee expense reports
  • To communicate pension information to all new starters immediately following appointment
  • To update the pension records spreadsheet and reconcile monthly to external reports from pension company
  • To ensure payments are made to pension providers (UK and International)

The ideal candidate Profile:

  • Minimum 2 year working in a UK payroll role
  • Experience of all monthly and statutory reporting tasks, including RTI reports, P45s; Gateway submissions (essential)
  • Experience of international payroll processing (desirable not essential)
  • Demonstrable experience of monthly payroll processing, reconciliations and end of year returns (P60, P11D and PSA returns)
  • Proficient in the use of Excel and Word.
  • Used sage payroll (desirable but not essential)
  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail and ability to work unsupervised and prioritise tasks
  • Helpful, flexible, pro-active approach to work, a team player with a willingness to tackle both new and routine tasks
  • Enthusiastic, reliable and self-confident, with an excellent telephone manner
  • Dynamic, responsible and highly organised with the ability to manage multiple streams of work within defined time lines
  • Background of working in a finance team, preferably within a medium sized international company

Salary & Benefits:

The Role of Payroll Assistant is paying up to £32K plus excellent benefits

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the following terms:

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