Payroll Administrator - Education Sector

Competitive salary
23 Mar 2019
25 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Purpose

As the Payroll Administrator you will be primarily responsible for assisting with the administration and processing of payrolls within the team, to provide a first-class payroll bureau service.

Job Role

• Responsible for the day to day administration of medium to large sized multiple client payrolls with no supervision; including administer RTI submissions and process end of year forms P60;

• Have a mixed client portfolio involving various specialist areas such as school, expat, shares, client accounts, etc.

• Use PAYRITE payroll software efficiently, including import/exports and report writing;

• To process all types of manual payroll calculations, including Director’s NI and salary sacrifice schemes;

• To have an extensive knowledge of PAYE/NIC and statutory payments eg redundancy, SMP/SAP, SPP and SSP when running client payrolls;

• To have an extensive knowledge of pension schemes (defined benefit and defined contribution) when providing administration for various payrolls, including AE process and pension upload to pension providers website;

• To send BACS payments;

• Assist with small client setups and project work;

• Proactively develop and keep up to date with new payroll legislation and compliance;

• Proactively carry out payroll reconciliations and analysis with no supervision;

• Proactively liaise with HMRC and assist with more technical enquiries when they arise;

• To use own initiative to resolve issues and to assist the team where possible, by providing a range of solutions and seeking advice where necessary;

• Develops and maintain relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels;

• To work with other departments and understand the services that are being provided to clients (and not just payroll);

• Proactively communicate the full range of services offered by the national payroll team to clients.

Person Specification

• Good IT skills, intermediate level of Excel is essential;

• Ideal candidate will have worked in a payroll bureau environment and serviced education sector clients.

• Previous payroll experience, ideally within a professional services environment;

• Minimum 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) grades A-C required;

• Demonstrates up to date knowledge of current payroll legislation and is confident in using payroll software, specifically PAYRITE;

• Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) with clients and staff;

• Organises own work and prioritises own tasks;

• Good numeracy skills;

• Demonstrates attention to detail and a high concern for accuracy;

• Demonstrates an appreciation of the importance of teamwork and responds willingly to all team members reasonable requests.

Diversity and Inclusion at Mazars

At Mazars diversity and inclusion are central to our values. We also recognise that being a diverse and inclusive organisation makes us stronger as a business.

We seek to attract and recruit people who reflect the diverse nature of our clients and communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, faith or belief, social background, age and disability. Mazars selects candidates based on skills, qualifications and experience.

We are open to having conversations about flexible working. Our client-facing professionals can often be required to travel regularly or may be based at client sites, but our approach to agile working can help achieve a lifestyle balance without compromising on client service.

We welcome applications from those returning to employment after a break from their careers.

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About Mazars

Mazars is all about people – we believe that each individual makes a difference to the Mazars culture. As an international firm with strong European roots, we are a melting pot of different cultures and disciplines.

Diversity is one of our main strengths. We are an international, integrated, transparent and independent organisation specialising in audit, accountancy, tax, legal, and advisory services. The Group has a presence in 77 countries and draws on the expertise of 17,000 professionals.

We all work within a culture of high support and high challenge at Mazars. We are not afraid to take on new and greater responsibilities. But we do this through encouragement – not pressure and competition.

Mazars LLP is an equal opportunities employer and all applications received by the firm will be considered by the firm on the basis of their merit alone and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of background. All offers of employment will be conditional on the candidate having/securing the right to work in the UK and providing the firm with evidence of that right (as required by the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006) prior to employment commencing.

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