Payroll Advisor - FTC 6 months

Sage - Newcastle, Province of KwaZulu-Natal

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Payroll Advisor - FTC 6 months
Job Title Payroll Advisor - FTC 6 months
Advert Sage is a global company with a local heart. The market leader for cloud-based accounting, financials, enterprise management, people, and payroll software, we empower the world’s business heroes—from single-person startups to large enterprises. Our people are passionate and positive. We inspire our colleagues to serve business builders everywhere and champion their success. As a FTSE 100 company with 14,000 colleagues across 24 countries, we do business the right way, while giving back to our local communities through the Sage Foundation. Sage is passionate about building a culture where our colleagues feel they can bring their whole selves to work. Where people know they’ll be judged on their performance and behaviours - not their identity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Job Description This role is part of the UKI People Services team providing payroll specialist knowledge and support. Teamwork and collaboration is key and strong legislative knowledge imperative to be able to provide an excellent colleague service and operate an accurate and timely payroll delivery.

Deliver UKI Payroll
Key Responsibilities Key accountabilities and decision ownership:
• Responsible for processing, reconciliation and management of monthly payroll, ensuring all deadlines are met.
• Respond to customer queries in a timely professional manner.
• Escalate customer issues/concerns to ‘Payroll Manager’ where necessary.
• Work with team members to ensure all payrolls are checked and all internal and external audit controls are complete and accurately carried out.
• Liaise with Payroll Team Manager on an on-going basis to address any internal concerns/queries.
• Reconcile payroll prior to year-end processing. Process monthly RTI returns, Submit End of Year submissions for taxable benefits and ensure all statutory payments are met by required deadlines.
• Proactively plan for forthcoming statutory changes ensuring all processes are updated.
• Work on own initiative whilst being an excellent team player.
• Build and maintain excellent, pro-active internal relationships with Finance and IT.
• Process monthly payments to our people and external agencies accurately and timely.
• Prepare and present monthly payroll to Sage authorisers in a timely manner.
• Work with the wider People Function team to improve the efficiency of Payroll processes and Services.

Skills, know-how and experience:
Must have:
• Practical payroll knowledge covering all aspects of UK & Ireland payroll processing
• Ability to calculate manual payroll calculations
• Knowledge of payroll related UK & Ireland Tax Year End procedures and filing of returns to HMRC and Irish Revenue
• Intermediate and above Excel skills
• Excellent, communication and organisational skills
• Attention to detail
• Delivery focus
• Team player
• Ability to work in a fast paced, high volume environment using own initiative
• Proactive approach and come forward with ideas on process improvement

Technical / professional qualifications:
• Previous experience of working in a high service delivery environment
• Experience of delivering high level customer service
• Resolution of queries and issues from internal and external customers
• Experience of Expenses and benefit procedures
• SAP payroll experience
• Sage payroll experience

Key stakeholders:
• People Function
• IT
• 3rd Party Agencies
• Our local and international colleagues
• Finance
Function People
Country United Kingdom
Office Location Newcastle
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Min education
Secondary school
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