Payroll Specialist | Job Offer in Reading, UK

CDI Xml posted 4 weeks ago
Job Description

Payroll Specialist: Job description 

Key Responsibilities:

Payroll Consultant understands the basics of common local country payroll requirements and demonstrates a fundamental understanding of the payroll processing operations and key performance indicators that drive business. Role demonstrates an understanding of the payroll processing tools (ERP, HR and Payroll, and time reporting) and the ability to use these appropriately to perform their tasks supporting New Hires, Terminations, Special Pay, Deductions, and Banking.
In addition, this role must demonstrate a basic understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and a basic understanding of organizational industry standards specific internal control concepts and principles.
In addition to the responsibilities identified above this position, the Payroll Specialist is responsible for supporting and providing internal customer support for the transactions supported as well as general payroll inquiries through various Customer Service channels. The candidate must have intimate knowledge and experience of customer service, be able to express empathy, and speak clearly and concisely, with both a polite and friendly attitude at all times, in both verbal and written communications. Service Level Objectives are set and monitored with this position. The candidate must be able to manage support of these inquires in parallel with their other duties.

The payroll specialist/ payroll consultant’s tasks are:

• Gathering, deriving, and processing inputs to the payroll vendor to support the gross to net calculation.
• Processing of the payroll data following the prescribed timetables
• Verification of payroll output and review with payroll manager
• Prepare and deliver payroll reports within the specified timeframes
• To ensure net payments are made on time
• Completion of payroll reconciliation
• Produces accurate and effective information using simple queries and reporting tools (e.g., minimal table joins and conditional clauses needed).
• Works to support the team as assigned, enabling the business through technology enhancements.
• Focuses on implementing standardized and simplified processes.
• Performs detailed verification, review, and preparation of payroll updates as required from vendor interface files, self-service, or manual updates. Defined processing timeline schedules must be achieved to ensure the timely and accurate recording of all employee transactions.
• Works closely with the payroll provider(s) and local HR to ensure local compliance practices are being followed and all employment tax, government, and local filings are being submitted on time. This includes all year-end activities and BIK reporting
• Supports all customer service channel SLA’s, activities, and key contact to ensure regular updates are maintained as it relates to processes, changes, and/or announcements to assist in maintaining up-to-date information available to both customers and staff.
• Identifies the need for particular Adhoc queries to assist in completing appropriateness review of fluctuation deviations from standard processing flow or expected results.
• Support activities in support of testing changes impacting transactional processing resulting from system upgrades, enhancements, or changes brought about from policy, processing changes, vendor, or legal review.
• Supports internal and external audit compliance.
• Seeks out continuous process efficiencies or improvements
• Understands the end-to-end functional processes as well as how the functional processes integrate with the overall end-to-end payroll processes.
• Generally works under existing standards and procedures; may require some interpretation. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action; works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations requires a review of identifiable factors.
• Helps in developing process documentation as well as content for the virtual agent.
• Ensure payroll procedures are clearly documented and maintained
• Cooperatively interact with peers in HR, Benefits, and Benefit vendors to resolve employee questions/issues.

…etc.

Qualifications:

• Minimum of 1-2 years experience in HRMS/ Payroll Processing/ Timekeeping system applications
• Education – Bachelor or Associate Degree or Certified Payroll Professional Certification or FPC
• 1+ years Customer Service experience

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