Pay & Pensions Administrator – Until Dec 2022

  • £12.32 - £15.53
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date posted: 06/04/22
Sarah Flack

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Job description

We are looking for an experienced Pay and Pensions Administrator, to undertake a temporary role working for a prestigious institute based in Central Cambridge.

Your primary role will be to process pay and pension’s payrolls accurately and in line with current legislation, submit appropriate reports and assist colleagues and external agencies with queries.

Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate sound experience in payroll and pensions administration, with knowledge of Defined Benefit Pension Schemes. You will need to be a highly competent user of computerised payroll systems and confident navigating Excel and Word documents. Finally, you must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work under pressure to strict deadlines.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all payrolls are completed accurately and employees are paid on time
  • Ensure accurate and timely input and processing of pay awards, calculation of arrears and payments for overtime claims or variations to pay, ensuring that appropriate authorisation has been received
  • Accurately complete and submit monthly and annual returns and associated documentation to HMRC and DWP, reconciling the month end and year-end figures for all statutory deductions
  • Ensure that correct procedures are followed in the payment and recording of absence relating to sickness and maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental leave
  • Check payment information to be sent to BACS and the preparation and processing of BACS and cheque payments for payroll, pension, HMRC, childcare and court order payments
  • Act as the main point of contact for both routine and complex payroll queries from staff, managers and outside agencies and advise Accountants on issues relating to payroll
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation, the company’s financial policies and procedures and HMRC, DWP, National Minimum Wage and Pension Scheme requirements
  • Maintain a comprehensive records system (inc. database) for all pension matters and prepare, reconcile and submit returns to pension schemes
  • Pay pensions scheme invoices and pay in cheque when Ensure ongoing compliance with auto enrolment
  • Liaise with external service providers regarding joiners and leavers and calculate monthly deductions for pensioners
  • Calculate, process and submit P11ds and make payment of Class 1a National Insurance
  • Compile statistics spreadsheets
  • Liaise with Auditors, Pension Scheme Actuaries, the DWP and HMRC when required
  • Assemble information and provide Gender Pay Gap Reporting calculations

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to understand, interpret, explain and implement legislation affecting payroll
  • A high level of written, oral and interpersonal skills, with the ability to deal successfully with internal and external personnel regarding all payroll matters
  • The ability to manage work and to establish priorities and schedules to meet strict targets and deadlines
  • The ability to work to a high level of accuracy under pressure and to make sound decisions within a tight time frame
  • Educated to A Level standard
  • Foundation Degree in Payroll Management and a member of the CIPP is desirable

To Apply
Please send a covering letter together with a copy of your CV in MS Word

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