We share the ability to listen and question and are united by a passion for research and a desire to make a difference. We work hard and play hard. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you.

Part-Time Payroll Officer



This role in  Finance is for an experienced Payroll Officer, 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. The role requires the post holder to be able communicate, analyse and calculate effectively and therefore requires the post holder to possess at least GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above and preferably further and or higher education in relevant subjects.

Key Tasks and 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.

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

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We believe in certain values which we live by as a business and in how we interact with our clients. We are open, inquisitive, brave, proud and above all human.

“We are always looking for people who will challenge the status quo. We want people with intelligence, imagination and flair, who believe they can make a difference to our clients and those around them to make this a great place to work.”

Emma Jordan – Head of Human Resources

We share the ability to listen and question and are united by a passion for research and a desire to make a difference. We work hard and play hard. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you.