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Payroll Associate

Payroll Associate

Reports To: Payroll Country Manager
Team: Payroll
Location: Reading, UK
Job-Type: Permanent

Purpose of the Role:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Payroll Associate to join the Primark Payroll team. In this role, you will be working with the Payroll team to prepare and check payroll, adhering to deadlines and delivering exceptional service to our customers.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • 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 relevant 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 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).

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Capabilities
  • 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.
  • 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.
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