Trainee pensions Payroll Administrator

Salary: £21,500 per annum
Ref: Winchester

Due to continued success and growth, this professional organisation is looking to recruit a bright and enthusiastic individual to join their expanding team, to deliver an efficient and effective service to the company’s clients.

Main responsibilities and duties

  • Assisting in the running of the pension payroll to ensuring pensioners are paid accurately and on time, in accordance with legislation and organisational timetables;
  • Assist in the preparation and management of the pensioner payroll process for our client's payrolls in line with our procedures; to assist in all aspects for a portfolio of client's payrolls and process their monthly payrolls from start to finish.
  • Ensure payroll changes are recorded correctly on the work management system and processed according to agreed procedures and timescales.
  • Reconciliation of payroll costs and changes against our Pensions Administration database
  • Ensuring PAYE deductions are made and paid within statutory deadlines
  • Production and distribution of annual P60s
  • Ensure payments to pensioners, HMRC and other third-party bodies are made on a timely basis and within agreed controls
  • Answer queries (by telephone and in writing) from pensioners, colleagues, partners and clients and other third-party bodies in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ensure compliance with agreed payroll deadlines and ensure that team planners and the payroll calendar is kept up to date
  • Support the rest of the Pensions Payroll Team on payroll and team matters
  • Maintain payroll and ancillary systems
  • Advise and assist our Pensions Administration Teams on any payroll matters
  • To issue payslips to pensioners within agreed timescales and always ensuring these are sent to the confirmed and up to date address.

Skills and qualities

  • Strong accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team, and on own initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Well organised
  • Professional at all times with a hands on and positive 'can-do’ attitude
  • Strong maths skills with an ability to spot numerical errors
  • Excel skills to an intermediate level would be ideal

Experience and qualifications

  • Ideally suited to a person with some previous office experience (payroll experience would be a bonus but is not essential).
  • GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including maths.
  • Educated to 'A’ level, degree level or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows 10 and Office 2016 (Word / Excel / Outlook).

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