Pay & Benefits Advisor

30000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual + GBP30000 - GBP35000/annum pension, BUPA, 25 days holiday
13 Feb 2017
28 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for the following exciting role to join the family at Bibby Financial Services, Banbury;

Job title: Pay & Benefits Advisor (x1 permanent and x1 12 month fixed-term contract - part-time)

Job family: Head Office
Level: Team Leader / Executive
Reporting to: HR Operations Manager
Start date: 2nd May 2017
Closing date for applications: 17th February 2017

Purpose of the role
•This is a critical role within the HR Operations team, as it is a key link with the Group payroll team, ensuring that our employees are paid accurately and on time every month
•This role also owns the delivery of other aspects of Reward, including annual bonuses, Director bonuses, company car scheme and our flexible benefits scheme
•The role is particularly critical as we go through a period of significant change; implementing a new core HR system (Success Factors) and outsourcing our payroll to a Managed Service provider (NGAHR)

Key responsibilities and accountabilities
•Manage and develop relationships with the current payroll team and future NGA payroll team, meeting and speaking with them regularly to ensure the right level of customer service and adherence to SLA
•Coach and support the HR Business Assistants to ensure monthly data inputting is accurate and equip them with the knowledge to answer most payroll queries
•Manage more complex payroll queries, ensuring a responsive customer service
•Check the monthly payroll report from Payroll and sign off the payroll before payment, ensuring adequate controls are in place
•Ensure the transfer of data between the core HR system, payroll and the flexible benefits system happens every month, making sure there is continuity between the systems
•Own the salary increase and bonus payment calculations for the annual review, working closely with Finance and HR Business Partners and with a smooth handover to the HR Business Assistants (for confirmation paperwork) and Payroll (for payment)
•Own the payment of the Long Term Incentive scheme and other Director bonuses, working with Finance and BLG
•Own the supply of data for the demands of External audit, working with BLG and external auditors
•Support the HR Operations Manager to ensure our compliance with all Reward related legislation
•Support the Reward Manager with data and information to help inform the Reward strategy
•Support the Reward Manager with calculations for secondments and international mobility
•Support the Head of HR Operations and Resourcing with the outsourcing of the payroll, using your expertise to enable the project to be delivered smoothly
•Deliver complex reports and analysis on headcount and reward information
•Manage and develop the relationship with Thomsons (our flexible benefits provider), meeting and speaking with them regularly to ensure the right level of customer service and adherence to contract.
•Support the Head of Reward to understand the enhanced services Thomsons can provide and implement enhancements, where appropriate
•Be the Benefits expert within Bibby Financial Services, ensuring deep knowledge about all aspects of our flexible benefits scheme and the system
•Own and deliver the annual flexible benefits renewal and the mid-year well-being windows, planning the timetable, working with Thomsons (and benefit providers as appropriate), working with the internal comms team and keeping the HR team up to date with what is happening and what they need to do during the process.
•Be the main point of contact with UK and Ireland benefits suppliers (such as health care, discount scheme and cycle to work scheme providers) ensuring that those relationships are valuable and assessing whether they need to be maintained
•Manage the relationship with Standard Life for Pensions and Life Assurance (future)
•With BLG/payroll provider, manage the pensions auto-enrolment process
•Manage the company car benefit, ensuring best use of our car fleet and adherence to compliance requirements
•Delegate as much administration of this as possible to the HR Business Assistants, ensuring they have the knowledge to deal with this.

Key knowledge and experience

Essential knowledge and experience
•Excellent customer service skills
•Strong payroll knowledge, gained in an in-house payroll or working with a managed payroll provider
•Experience of working with a flexible benefits programme and provider
•Excellent Excel and written skills
•Strong attention to detail
•Calm under pressure
•Ability to identify efficiencies for processes and implement improvements
•Good knowledge of HR legislation and able to evidence keeping this up to date

Desirable knowledge/experience
•CIPP or CIPD qualified
•Experience of a system or payroll implementation project

Overview of person
•You will be an adaptable person, capable of working in a fast paced team. As well as being great with data and financial manipulation you will also have the ability to build relationships with internal and external parties and manage relationships with them. We are a professional, highly productive People team who will rely on you for our Pay and Benefits expertise.

Are you ready for your next ambitious challenge?
If so, we look forward to hearing from you

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