Payroll Administrator Jobs

Here at JGA Payroll Recruitment, we place Payroll Administrator Jobs and Payroll Specialist Jobs across the UK and EMEA.

We have successfully placed payroll Administrators and Payroll Specialists for small and multi-national companies with employee sizes ranging from 100 to over 100,000 employees! 

A payroll administrator or payroll specialist job responsibilities typically include:

  • Ensuring compliance with applicable laws and tax obligations
  • Calculating hours staff members have worked
  • Calculating and deducting tax, national insurance and pension payments
  • Adding any statutory payments necessary, including maternity/paternity and sick pay
  • Incorporating additional pay, such as overtime, bonuses or salary increases
  • Processing payment documentation for new starters/leavers, including issuing P45s
  • Handling Manual Calculations
  • Processing and distributing employee payments
Key Soft Skills Include:
  • Attention to detail: These professionals use their keen eye to ensure records are accurately kept and finances are balanced properly for employee pay.

  • Mathematical skills: Payroll administrators are responsible for handling many important calculations, so they must have a thorough understanding of basic math principles and be comfortable doing simple and more complex calculations.

  • Computer literacy: Payroll administrators are expected to have computer skills and a familiarity with basic payroll software systems such as ADP, SAP, Workday, Dayforce, Sage, iTrent or Kronos. They should also know how to use spreadsheet software, like Microsoft Excel to conduct finance tracking and create reports.

  • Discretion: Employee compensation can be a sensitive subject, therefore payroll administrators should practice discretion and be able to discuss matters related to taxes, finances or insurance with employees confidentially.

  • Communication: Payroll administrators need to be able to handle employee questions regarding payroll, taxes and financial policies. Strong communication skills, including effective verbal and written communication and active listening, can help these professionals explain complex topics in understandable terms

Payroll is a very niche industry and requires a specialist set of skills.  It is for this reason, that working with the UK’s leading payroll recruitment agency is essential if you want to secure the best payroll talent for your business.  JGA Recruitment won Best Small Permanent Agency at the RDLC Awards (2020) and Best Payroll & HR Recruitment Specialists Award (2019) provided by the CV Coaching and Recruitment Awards.

Managing Director Nick Day possesses over 18 years of payroll recruitment expertise and his team possess over 130 additional years experience recruiting payroll candidates for payroll jobs across the UK and EMEA. If you have a payroll administrator vacancy that requires assistance, Contact 01727800377 or email nick@jgarecruitment.com

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