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Payroll and Benefits Officer

Location: City of London

Contract: 12 months fixed term

Pay rate: Competitive

Job Purpose

The Payroll & Benefits Officer will be a key member of the busy Payroll team based at the Corporate office in London. The team provides payroll services and supports the wider HR team with the management of payroll, benefits and pension queries. The role will focus on the day to day support for the payroll, benefits and pension administration procedures, working closely with the Senior Payroll Officer.

The Payroll & Benefits Officer will have strong organisation skills and be required to manage a number of administrative tasks simultaneously whilst paying attention to detail. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and results focused with an excellent attention to detail and a customer focused approach to their work.



* Working in conjunction with the Senior Payroll & Benefits Officer and the HR team to prepare an accurate monthly payroll export for our payroll providers
* Liaising with the 3rd party payroll provider in relation to the monthly input
* Conducting a complete check of the trial payroll data and resolving any issues
* Liaising with Managers to resolve any discrepancies in payroll data
* Assisting in Payroll End of Year & P11d processing

Benefits & Pension

* Preparing the monthly benefits data exports for the benefits partner
* Assisting with the ongoing administration of different benefit schemes
* Assisting with the ongoing administration of pension schemes and Auto Enrolment assessments


* Assisting with the preparation & coordination of all calendar driven regular reporting, (for example, Finance reports)
* Creating and delivering all monthly reporting requirements to 3rd party providers

Other Duties

* Providing support to the Senior Payroll Officer
* Assisting the Senior Payroll Officer with payroll element reconciliations and investigating anomalies
* Maintaining and filing payroll records

Essential Competencies:


IT Skills, particularly HR Systems, MS Word, Excel and Outlook

Payroll administration experience with knowledge of payroll calculations and statutory calculations

Previous experience in a similar role with strong experience in processing a payroll and reporting Previous experience in Pensions Auto Enrolment administration and process

Personal Attributes:

Strong attention to detail & numerical and analytical ability

Organized and methodical in approach to problem solving skills

Planning and organisational skills with good time management

Working under pressure

Teamwork & flexibility

Professionalism with confidentiality and discretion

Ability to communicate with tact & diplomacy

Randstad Business Support is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.