Pay and Benefits Assistant

We are looking for someone to provide an efficient, effective and professional support service to the Pay and Benefits Officer for a company based in Royston. You will support the Pay and Benefits officer by running various payroll administration processes. Whilst this is a full-time role, applicants looking to work part-time (minimum 30 hours p/w) will also be considered.


* Inputting of payroll information on to the SAGE payroll system
* Running monthly payrolls in conjunction with the Pay and Benefits Officer
* Logging and maintaining absence and holiday data on the SAGE payroll system
* Maintaining payroll and benefit related spreadsheets
* Liaison with the company's benefits brokers to ensure coverage of relevant benefits for employees
* Annual holiday statement creation
* Remuneration statement creation
* Dealing with employee queries as and when they arise
* Calculation of company sick pay and creating the relevant employee correspondence
* To assist with absence reporting and providing data for the HR Service Partner to conduct return to work interviews


* Good standard of education
* Payroll qualification desirable but not essential
* Proven payroll experience in a challenging, flexible and fast-moving environment
* Experience of working in a confidential environment, within a payroll function
* Ability to competently and accurately work with databases, spreadsheets and software packages
* Capable of quickly and accurately prioritising workload, without sacrificing attention to detail
* Intermediate level MS Office skills: Word, Excel, Outlook
* Ability to learn new IT based systems
* Able to prioritise workload efficiently and work to deadlines
* Clear, effective written and verbal communication skills
* Good level of numeracy
* Customer focused
* Able to multi-task
* Able to work under pressure
* Attention to detail
* Accuracy
* Previous experience dealing with SMP, SPP, SSP etc
* Ability to complete a payroll from start to finish including sending RTI submissions
* Reconciliation of reporting for Finance
* Clear understanding of Pension processes and rules around auto-enrolment
* Approachable
* Flexible approach to problem solving
* Able to demonstrate confidence in dealing with employees at all levels within the Company
* Confidential
* Good organisational skills
* Proactive hands on approach
* Motivated and enthusiastic
* Compassionate, diplomatic nature

[ Royston, Hertfordshire, Salary £neg. | vacancy reference : 32177 ]

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