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Payroll Coordinator

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 30/11/2021

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


Supporting the monthly running and reporting of three separate payrolls to an agreed timetable for 1000 plus employees
Exposure to processing 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.
Support the preparation of 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 work with colleagues to identify areas for continual process improvement.
Undertake other payroll and project activities as reasonably requested.


Personal Attributes


Must have:


Experience of running a UK payroll for 1000 plus employees.
Good understanding of the interaction of workflow between HR / Payroll / Finance departments in a professional environment
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)
Knowledge of core payroll areas such as auto enrolment, and national minimum wage rules (plus e.g. Salary Sacrifice implications)
Ability to analyse, interrogate and reconcile data
Highly numerate with a keen attention to detail, good written communication skills, 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.
Ability to be based in the Shoreham office 3 days a week (with 2 days working from home, or the office, as desired)
Ability to take own initiative and own individual tasks, enthusiasm for payroll as a profession


Should have:

Previous experience within the payroll industry as a payroll coordinator or similar
As a minimum, a part payroll qualification or a desire to work towards a professional payroll qualification
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, and be confident dealing with staff at all levels.
Excellent IT skills including a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
Experience of using a payroll business system.



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