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Payroll Manager

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England (Market related)

Job Title: Payroll Manager

Location: Science Park

Vacancy Type: 12m FTC 

Salary: £DOE

Hours: Full-Time

Start Date: ASAP

Ref: 3132/2

Role Outline

The role will involve preparing and submitting the monthly UK payroll online for approximately 500 employees, and dealing with benefits administration.  In addition, the post holder will be required to liaise with payroll providers on behalf of our smaller European entities and handle all payroll-related journal entries and reconciliations. 

Key Duties

  • Prepare monthly payroll in ADP Freedom and input all changes
  • Prepare monthly salaries for processing, via BACS following their approval
  • Review reports before submitting
  • Check and distribute all pay advice slips, check and file all documentation
  • Produce management information as required on regular and occasional basis
  • Maintain all PAYE, National Insurance, Pension, SSP, SMP and SHPP records
  • Prepare all statutory returns and deal with the day-to-day liaison with the relevant bodies
  • Liaise, advise and assist where appropriate on all Payroll matters
  • Prepare and book all payroll-related Journal entries, including accruals and prepayments
  • Track time-off for vacation accrual
  • Perform all payroll-related balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Prepare European payroll journals and liaise with European payroll providers
  • Maintain spreadsheet for audit reconciliation of ADP vs. GL

Skills & Experience

  • Experience of payroll processing in a company of this size essential
  • Knowledge of ADP Freedom is essential
  • Bookkeeping experience is essential, AAT training would be an advantage
  • Efficient time management and attention to detail is essential
  • Experience in the maintenance and reporting from a payroll database is essential
  • Experience of dealing with European payrolls and currencies
  • Absolute commitment to meet deadlines with the ability to plan ahead

To Apply

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