Payroll Officer

United Kingdom
Up to £35,000, depending on experience
30 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
12 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Profile Human Resources - Payroll
Contract Type Permanent

Job Purpose

The role will involve a blend of working from home and from BPP's London Liverpool Street office.

The role holder will support the BPP Payroll Manager to efficiently and effectively deliver the UK and Channel Islands payroll services. You will be required to run the payroll from start to finish on a monthly basis in the Payroll Manager’s absence, and act as a deputy. This role is part of an established and busy HR Team. You should be looking for an environment where you can make a real difference by providing excellent support to the business and across the wider HR team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the ‘Payroll Inbox', working closely with the HR Admin Team to co-ordinate responses
  • Administer and adhere to all payroll processes and instructions, taking responsibility for ensuring data input is accurate and timely. This includes, but is not limited to: new starter and leaver data input; maternity/paternity/parental leave/sickness absence and paid/unpaid leave; salary changes; ad hoc deductions and changes; tax codes and student/season ticket loans; upload temporary and permanent batch uploads on the system; run monthly process for BIKs payments; amending payroll discrepancies.
  • Action overtime payments including responding to general queries and consolidating the information from the business for upload, including producing monthly reports for Finance and the HR Business Partners
  • Administer and process the Channel Islands Payroll each month
  • Manage the “Sickness Absence Inbox” and administer the monthly and annual reports required by the organisation
  • To assist with the monthly reconciliation process, producing the necessary reports required by the Finance team and the HMRC
  • Administer 3rd party payments and any manual payment requests (when necessary) to the Finance team
  • Give clear, concise and timely advice in response to daily queries from line managers, employees and the wider HR team
  • Assist the Payroll Manager with the tax year end processes and procedures required by the HMRC
  • Assist/support the Payroll Manager in wider HR projects

Department HR and L&D - Payroll
Vacancy location UK, Home Based, Home and Office Based

Candidate Criteria


  • Previous payroll experience is required, preferably with a CIPP qualification
  • Working knowledge of an HR/payroll system and also the ability to learn systems quickly
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel (including detailed spreadsheets), Word and Outlook is required
  • Attention to detail, high level of accuracy, and an ability to place work into the bigger context of HR/payroll best practice and the business
  • A proactive, customer-focused approach and the ability to communicate clearly and in a professional, courteous manner both verbally and in writing
  • Maintaining the strictest levels of confidentiality at all times
  • Excellent time management skills and multi-tasking are required to ensure strict deadlines are met
  • Ability to work as part of a team, sharing knowledge/advising colleagues and offering assistance to others. You will be expected to treat others within the team with courtesy and respect and work with others to solve problems, using the advice and ideas of others collaboratively
  • Capable of working under minimal supervision and able to organise and manage own workload


  • Understanding of UK and ideally Channel Island tax legislation
  • Experience of Zellis (previously Northgate) Resource Link


Reporting Manager Job Title

Payroll Manager

Employment Details

Contract Hours 37.50
FTE 1.00
Salary Up to £35,000, depending on experience

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