Payroll – Job Description
The payroll administration team works with checking the hours that company employees have worked and making sure they are paid the right amount of money. Their PAYE and NI contributions will need to be calculated and deducted. Arrangements will have to be made for new staff members. Overtime will have to be calculated and paid for as well. They may also be work with issuing P60 and P45 tax forms and other similar. Maternity and sickness pay will also have to be organised.
A more supervisory role in the department would mean that you would not only have your own duties but also have to make sure that the rest of team did theirs. You would have to ensure everyone was trained and had up to date knowledge of the latest regulations. Procedures and policies will also be your responsibility, making sure they are all up to date.
This is office based work and you would be working Monday-Friday 9-5 in most cases. Part-time roles and job share opportunities may be available.
An administrative role is likely to start at around £13,000 to £18,000. With qualifications and experience this position and role could increase and the salary could rise up to £40,000 for a managerial role.
An interesting job with varied tasks to do.
Good opportunity to progress through the department.
Have to answer queries from staff about pay, when they may not be happy.
Have to issue P45’s to those who have been made redundant or sacked.
Having to work with numbers a lot.
At a trainee level GCSE’s including maths are normally desirable.
The PPM Foundation in Payroll Administration could be a good starting point as well, although you may have the chance to study this once you start the job.
NVQ Level 2 Payroll Administration could be a plus as well.
If you want to start at a higher level then accounts, bookkeeping or management experience can be useful as well.
IPPM Payroll Supervision or Payroll Management could be appropriate for higher level staff members or general NVQ’s in m
IT skillsGood communication skillsAble to work as part of a team Logical and clear thinkingAttention to detail and accuracyAble to meet deadlines and stay organisedManagement skills – if you wish to be a supervisor