Payroll Administrator Apprenticeship

Main duties:

1. Complete apprentice training and qualifications (18 months).
2. Develop knowledge and understanding of payroll legislation, system and processes.
3. Support payroll team with routine scheduling of weekly payrolls.
4. Develop customer service skills and confidence dealing with clients professionally and courteously, ensuring customer service standards are met at all times.
5. Answer the telephone for incoming calls, greet visitors and provide administration support to managers as required.
6. Commit to the Company Values and ensure high quality and attention to detail at all times.
7. Develop understanding of all parts of the business including Payroll, Credit Control and Finance at an administrative level.
8. Develop good working knowledge of our payroll system, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Microsoft Teams.
9. Respect confidential information and ensure compliance with data protection legislation in all payroll processes and dealings with clients and other payroll related organisations.

As your knowledge and experience develops you will have your own payroll processing responsibilities to ensure accurate payroll data entry (manually, or by spreadsheet import, or on-line portal into the payroll database), ensuring contractors, temporary and permanent staff are paid on time and receive the correct payments.  Tasks will include:

  • Handling new starters.
  • Processing pension contributions including new starters, opt ins/outs and postponements.
  • Processing statutory payments including National Minimum Wage, Statutory Sick Pay, Parental payments and holidays in line with current legislation.
  • Ensuring payments to intermediaries are processed correctly.
  • Checking accuracy of payroll data entered and ensure any errors are updated.
  • Ensuring timesheets are consistent with data received and have the correct authorisation.
  • Investigating and resolving any payroll discrepancies.
  • Carrying out pay-runs for our clients.
  • Arranging payslip distribution.
  • Processing leavers documentation including P45’s.
  • Reconciling payroll figures and sending reports to HMRC.
  • Producing weekly payroll reports and key data.
  • Completing monthly and year end procedures essential for statutory and other returns.
  • Maintaining database with updates.
  • Resolving payroll queries for clients.
  • Location: Congleton, CW12 1LB
  • Hours: Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5.15pm (Lunch break one hour unpaid)
  • Salary: £12,000.00 annual wage
  • Closing date: 10/01/2023