Payroll Specialist (24 month FTC)


Ref: 385Monday 16 May 2022

Up to £38,000 per annum + excellent benefits

As a Payroll Specialist you will ultimately be responsible for ensuring that payroll is processed accurately, efficiently whilst complying with pension, governance, and legislative guidelines.

This position will be working 37 hours a week, Monday – Thursday (8:30am – 4:00pm) and Fridays (8:30am – 3:00pm). With a salary that is up to £38,000 Per Annum and competitive benefits on top. Please not that this role is initially for a 24 month fixed term contract.

Reporting directly to the HR Operations Manager, your key responsibilities in this role will include:

  • Responsible for end-to-end payroll processing for 700 employees, liaising with providers around pension, governance, and compliance, and be the main point of contact for payroll issues.
  • Maintain and manage overseas payroll.
  • Meet all financial, payroll and pension deadlines as required.
  • Develop current payroll processes and policies.
  • Ensure compliance with all legislative and statutory requirements relating to payroll and pensions.
  • Work with managers to educate and improve accuracy in relation to payroll tasks.
  • Provide timely reporting to inform the management team regarding payroll tasks.
  • Be involved in identifying and implementing continuous improvements strategies to improve efficiencies across the function, as well as taking on project work.
  • Be a super user for our people management system & Kronos time & attendance system and to be a key player in the implementation of new systems relating to payroll.


To be successful in the role as a Payroll Specialist you will possess the following qualities:

  • Experience in processing hourly and salaried payroll, including maintenance of payroll records.
  • Achievement of CIPP's Practitioner Certificate and or Advanced Certificate desirable.
  • Proven track record from within a start to finish payroll function.
  • Knowledgeable of current pension, governance, and compliance legislation.
  • Previous use of Kronos Workforce Ready system would be highly advantageous.
  • Experience of using ADP's Freedom Payroll and system would be beneficial.
  • Advanced level of competence in MS applications – Particularly Excel


This position is based in Birmingham and is easily commutable from Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich, Great Barr, Solihull, Redditch, and Bromsgrove.

If you are an experienced Payroll Specialist, looking for a new role and a fantastic opportunity, then please apply immediately.

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