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Payroll and Benefits Specialist

  • Job reference: 932990
  • Location: Livingston, West Lothian
  • Salary: GBP25000 - GBP30000 per annum + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Finance, Payroll Manager, Supervisor & Clerk
  • Date posted: 01/12/2020

Orion Group are delighted to be working with a multi national company in the search for an experienced payroll and benefits professional to join the team on a permanent basis in the Livingston office.

Your main focus will be to lead and administer payroll, including the production, up-date and maintenance of payroll documentation and procedures. Working alongside the HR department you will provide and assist in offering effective solutions for business needs. Maintaining a mind-set that promotes the organisation's Values and Behaviours in all interactions throughout the site. Have a strong level & knowledge on benefits offered which have payroll considerations.

What is involved:

  • Accurately complete the end to end processing of payrolls and benefits across the company, including reporting and reconciliation activities
  • Act as the main point of contact for employee queries relating to payroll and benefits
  • Work with external and internal contacts to ensure that a highly accurate service is provided to all employees
  • Maintain the payroll and benefits process, ensuring all are documented to a high standard, identifying possible improvements and making recommendations for change
  • Undertake the administration of all benefits on a day to day basis and manage the relationship with external benefit providers, including annual renewals
  • You will be responsible for ensuring core employee documentation, including pay slips/P45/P60/P11D are dealt with on time
  • Work within the requirements of Audit Compliance
  • Constant improving of payroll procedures to suit the needs of the business and make the practice more streamlined
  • Carry out all payroll aspects reporting into head of HR
  • Ensure the pension for all employees is submitted to the pension provider every month
  • Collating the information relating to the P11Ds for each employee and carrying out the transactions

Experience required:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Word / Excel (PIVOT, VLOOKUP)
  • Excellent communication skills, with ability to communicate at all levels, thereby establishing quick and long-lasting customer service relationships
  • professional attitude with ability process / handle confidential and sensitive information in line with data protection legislation
  • Work with payroll of employees between 100 - 300 FTE's
  • At least 4 years experience in a similar role
  • Experience of working with a shift based business
  • Experienced in the administration and management of benefits
  • Exposure to different payroll systems (SAGE, SD Worx etc)
  • Awareness of employment law and employment tax legislation

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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