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Payroll Associate

Role: Payroll Associate
Reports to: Team Lead
Location: Reading Town Centre

Come and join our large, friendly team that produces UK and Ireland Payrolls for Primark

What the successful candidate will be doing:
  • Preparation and checking of high volume payrolls to help ensure that employees are paid accurately and on time.
  • Working flexibly to set deadlines.
  • Following detailed payroll checking procedures across all areas such as report production, payroll checking and correction, sickness processing, etc.
  • Maintaining an allocation of stores by processing information received from People and Culture teams and providing an excellent service to all our customers.
  • Learning and applying HMRC/Revenue legislation and Primark rules on calculating and entering company & statutory payments.
  • Administration of new starters and leavers including processing starter declarations.
  • Dealing with correspondence enquiries in a timely and efficient manner from stores, HMRC/Revenue and other third parties.
  • Processing attachment of earnings orders.
  • Calculating and administering holiday pay entitlement.
  • Administering pension deductions and assisting with pension correspondence and queries.
  • Learning to calculate small numbers of manual payments and repayments.
  • Administration tasks such as filing and post-sorting.
  • Writing and producing reports using a reporting system and using MS Excel to carry out some day to day duties.
  • Learning new tasks associated with payroll processing and systems with a view to role development.
  • In due course taking on additional responsibility for other tasks performed by the team (for example, international payroll support).

What Primark is looking for in a candidate:
  • Previous experience in a payroll position though full training can be offered to candidates demonstrating a ‘can do’, positive attitude.
  • Successful candidates will possess 5 or more GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent), be accurate and flexible and be comfortable working in a busy environment.

The ideal individual will be:
  • A competent team player with a positive attitude.
  • Organised with good attention to detail.
  • Motivated by ensuring high standards of performance and quality of work achieved.
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment whilst maintaining accuracy.

This is a unique opportunity to work for a dynamic, fast growing company that invests in
people development and to work on a team with a focus on teamwork and excellence

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