Payroll Administrator II

Job title : Payroll Administrator II
Location : Hertfordshire
Job type : Contract/Freelance
Salary : Negotiable
Contact name : Pauline Markina
Contact email :

A large pharmaceutical company is looking for an experienced payroll administrator to process accurately and timely monthly payroll for approximately 1,500 employees.

Client: Large pharma
Location: Hertfordshire (remote during pandemic, WFH flex post-pandemic)
Duration: 6 months, full-time
Rate: Negotiable based on experience
Operating model: Umbrella

- Checking data on HtR interface on a daily basis
- Processing all starter/leavers information not on HtR interface
- Inputting ad hoc manual pay instructions
- Processing statutory and contractual Maternity/Paternity/ Adoption pay
- Processing statutory and contractual sick pay including PHI
- Monitoring tax code and flexible benefit interface, checking any changes
- Assisting Assistant Payroll Manager with the processing of In/Ex Pat pay
- Ensure the accurate and timely processing of car and fuel benefits including P46(car) and P11 d submissions and assist with the collation of PSA information
- Maintaining employee personal data on the P11 d system
- Preparation of payroll remittances for payment to third parties
- Preparation of payroll related journals and assisting Assistant Payroll Manager with the reconciling of payroll related control accounts
- Completing tax forms (P45)
- Creating and running of electronic payroll output reports {payroll and P11 d) for financial planning
- Creating, running and submission of electronic pension reports for all pension providers, on a monthly basis
- Dealing with other ad hoc correspondence/queries, both written and by telephone

- Previous experience working in payroll
- Knowledge of the ADP iHCM system preferable
- Data privacy and digital security awareness
- Integrity and understanding of confidentiality
- Excellent numeracy and literacy skills
- Excellent IT skills, especially MS Excel, Word and Outlook
- Sound knowledge of accounting basics.
- Good time management and ability to meet strict deadlines
- Organised and methodical approach, with logical thinking and problem-solving abilities
- A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
- Ability to use own initiative.
- Good communication skills, both written and oral. Ability to work well within a team.