Payroll Specialist

Norwich, Flexible
13 Jan 2021
12 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

We are recruiting for a Payroll Specialist to join the Payroll Team within Aviva on a fixed term basis to cover maternity leave

The role holder will ensure the accurate and effective processing of our monthly payroll for 17,000 UK based employees. Although the role will be varied, we are particularly looking for someone with strong experience of various company flexible benefits / P11D and pensions and people leadership. 

The role will be essential in ensuring the smooth running of the payroll department and will include regular reporting to managers as well as continual improvement and development of internal processes.

Duties & Responsibilities:

People leadership of Payroll Advisers.

Submission and reconciliation of monthly payroll and BACS.

Starters, Leavers and completion of all appropriate tax forms

Knowledge and application of statutory and firm rules in relation to: SSP, SMP, SAP, SPP, redundancy payments and many other aspects of payroll processing.

P11D submission and queries.

Dealing with employee related queries through within the given SLA agreements.

Arrange 3rd party monthly payroll payments i.e. court orders and Payroll Giving.

Ability to manually calculate PAYE and NI calculations when required.

Completion of periodic National Statistics forms.

Completion of annual Appendix 7b returns. 

Continually updating all process documentation to ensure all are up to date and available to test under our control processes.

Skills & Experience required:

Proven experience leading a small team to meet deadlines, improve performance, and people development. 

The ability and confidence to manage customer and partner relationships.

A passion to deliver a service that goes above and beyond for our internal customers.

UK Payroll experience (experience of P11D and flexible benefits advantageous).

PAYE payroll exposure.

Understands standard payroll journal postings to GL and balance sheet reconciliations.

Able to confidently complete manual statutory calculations.

Previous experience with Resource Link software. 

Ability to work remotely from home (equipment provided).

CIPP qualified/working towards (advantageous).

What will you get for this role?

Salary of £25,000 depending on skills, experience and qualifications

Generous defined contribution pension scheme

Annual performance related bonus and pay review

Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days

Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family. (Some exclusions apply)

Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

 Working at Aviva

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow. 

We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take responsibility, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too. We always ‘Care More’. It’s our thing. We’re all about our people – that’s you – so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview. 

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you’ve applied, please send us a separate email stating that you have a disclosed disability and we’ll make sure we interview you.

We’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Alice Neal a call on 0121 200 5926 or send an email to

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.

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