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Senior Payroll Controller

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 31/05/2021

Job Description

Based at Ricardo Shoreham Technical Centre, you will be responsible for the management, administration and reporting of three Ricardo payrolls. This role reports into the HR Director.

     Key Responsibilities

Monthly management and reporting of three separate payrolls to an agreed timetable for 1000 plus employees.

Process all statutory forms including (but not exclusive to) payslips, P45’s, P46’s, P60’s, P11D and PSA.
Work closely with Cascade, the external payroll provider to ensure the smooth and accurate processing of the payroll.
Liaise directly with HR to ensure all monthly variables are input correctly and to drive the timely resolution of any payroll queries arising.
Prepare payroll to GL ledger interface journal and complete monthly payroll reconciliations with sign off for monthly financial controls.
Maintain a robust local control environment and identify areas for continual process improvement.
Review and update payroll processes, policies and procedures.
Undertake other payroll and project activities as reasonably requested.
Robust monthly MI reporting to consolidate region wide payroll records.

Personal Attributes

Must have:

Experience of running a UK payroll for 1000 plus employees.

Ability to handle confidential and sensitive data/information.
Full understanding of current UK payroll taxes and year-end payroll tax administration.
Good understanding of RTI (Real Time Information).
Highly numerate with a keen attention to detail, able and willing to dig into the detail and proactive at resolving queries.
Methodical and accurate approach to work, with the ability to work to tight deadlines.

Should have:

A professional payroll qualification.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, and confident with dealing with staff at all levels.
Excellent IT skills including a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
Experience of using a payroll business system.

Preferable:

Experience of using Cascade Payroll business system.
Experience of using SAP ERP system.