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Emma Jordan – Head of Human Resources

“I’m one of several long-serving senior execs at Future Thinking (11 years and counting), which speaks volumes about the Agency’s support for personal and professional development. We’re given the space to structure and lead our teams in our own style. There is great collaboration across all the different disciplines in the Agency, and because we’re striving to stay ahead of the curve with applied technologies, there’s always something new and exciting to immerse yourself in.”

Noreen Kinsey – Senior Research Director

Payroll Clerk
London

Salary: On application

We’re an eclectic bunch at Future Thinking. A global company of researchers, advisors, statisticians, strategists, innovators, creatives and industry experts who believe in certain values which we live by as a business and in how we interact with our clients. We are open, curious, commercial, brave, proud and above all human.

Overview

This role in  Finance is for an experienced Payroll Clerk, who is adept at managing the complete Payroll process including liaison with HR for starters, leavers and pay variables, processing direct payment of casual staff working to rotas, managing the relationship with an outsourced Payroll provider (ADP), coordinating payment situations such as statutory  pay,  pensions auto-enrolment administration, expenses payments and coordination of HMRC tax obligations including  processing of P11ds,declaration of PSAS and issuing tax forms like P45s, for example.

 Key tasks & responsibilities:

1.         Manage and take responsibility for the complete payroll process for 3 UK monthly payrolls, one is processed in-house using 3rd party software (Earnie), the other two are processed with an outsourced provider.  2 payrolls are of c. 60 employees each on standard monthly hours.  The 3rd payroll of c. 50 employees is primarily of casual staff working variable hours each month. 

2.         This will include checking of starters, leavers, hours worked of casual staff, variables of both permanent and casual staff instructions, data entry and submission utilising in-house software (Earnie) and liaising with the outsourced provider (ADP) as appropriate. 

3.         Work with Management Accountant to ensure expenses are paid via Payroll.

4.         Check accuracy of Payroll data submissions including a 4th payroll, dealing with any anomalies or queries by calculating, investigating and seeking resolve for any disparities.

5.         General maintenance of pay and tax records, ensuring these are tidy and data is complete.

6.         Processing data on company’s pensions portal (Royal London) and (Nest) each month to ensure pensions auto enrolment obligations are met. Managing all queries that are generated from the pensions contribution process (advising on pension benefits to employees)

7.         Processing, submissions and distribution of P11ds at the end of each financial year and calculating Class 1bs in accordance with the PSAs, in conjunction with the management accountant.

8.         Reporting of payroll related information as required

9.         Providing information for statutory and HMRC audits.  

10.       Assisting, if required, the Field Team with any queries relating to their own payroll – completely separate to the 3 payrolls for the rest of the business.

11.       Utilise and promote accurate use of the business’ information management system, Paprika, where appropriate

12.       Routine & ad hoc tasks relating to salary compensation and benefits, including notifying benefits brokers of starters and leavers, adjustments etc. and assisting HR with audits for renewals.   

 Key objectives:

1.         Ensuring all Company obligations in relation to its payroll and related activities are successfully met; including but not limited to dealing with the rest of the Finance team, HR, outsourced Payroll provider (ADP) Pensions company, benefits broker, auditors and HMRC as necessary.

2.         Accurate and timely processing and checking of the complete payroll process.

3.         Timely response to the Company for all routine and ad hoc requests.

Key relationships:

Group Financial Controller, CFO, Head of Business Systems, HR, Field and Call Centre Managers, other Managers and employees regarding queries

Contact us for more information on this position +44 (0)20 7843 9777

Driver/Admin Assistant
Oxford

Salary: On Application

We’re now looking to add a Driver/Admin Assistant to our Field Operations Team based in our Kidlington office.

Who are we looking to employ?

We need a well organised, positive, flexible and capable team player with good people skills who can support our busy Field Operations Team. The ideal candidate would have experience in an administrative role with good attention to detail and be happy to help with a wide variety of tasks as required. The role will involve some driving and it is therefore essential to have a clean driving licence and feel confident driving our company van. A flexible attitude is required as the role will sometimes involve working unusual hours and travelling the country to assist in logistics.

Your role will involve:

Working with and supporting the Field Operations teams which includes:
• Driving company van to assist in purchasing/moving product as per client/project requests
• Print and Despatch – Assist with delivering a high quality print and logistics service to internal clients
• Field Admin – Maintenance of Field database, job setup, admin of IT on tablets, and checking projects whilst in field, quality control and other admin tasks
• Assist with Product/ equipment purchase and storage. Archiving ensuring all company sensitive material is stored and destroyed in accordance with industry standards
• Working with supervisors, interviewers and other suppliers to ensure successful project delivery
• Taking control of any problems with jobs and seeking help as required
• Maintenance of company van

What we want from you:
• Proven admin experience, preferably with some knowledge of Market Research but not essential
• Clean driving licence and comfortable driving a van to varying UK destinations when required
• Experience of using Microsoft Office packages essential
• Must have a good working knowledge of some technical items such as tablets and phones
• Good telephone manner and communication skills
• Quick learner who is proactive and able to work effectively in a team or independently
• Must have ability to remain calm, methodical and organised under pressure and have sound trouble shooting skills

What you get from us:
• Interesting, exciting projects with some of the most innovative and important brands in the world
• Stimulating, informal working environment
• Scope for personal development
• Competitive salary and benefits

How to Apply:

careers@futurethinking.com

As well as sending us your CV. We’d like to know why you’d be great for us! What qualities and experience do you have that will really make you a perfect fit for the role? You can submit in any format you wish that best conveys our main points. If you are invited for interview you will have an opportunity to talk this through.

Contact us for more information on this position +44 (0)20 7843 9777