Payroll and HRIS Lead - London

Basic 36k + Benefits + Home Working
Ref: 112 Date Posted: Thursday 10 Jun 2021
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Top reasons to work as Payroll and HRIS Lead for this client:

  • Basic Salary circa £36k.
  • Pension, Health Insurance, Cycle-to-work.
  • Long-standing, Award winning, Multi-accredited institution.
  • Globally ranked Business based in central London.
  • Blend of Home and Office working (London NW3)

Core responsibilities will typically include:

  • Prepare accurate staff payroll and benefits, answering employee questions.
  • Calculate deductions, contractual changes, bonuses and pension contributions.
  • Administer P45s, P11ds and P60s, keeping employee records within company policies and GDPR.
  • Ensure any change to individual remuneration is implemented.
  • Review contractual pay and benefit terms, providing information to the finance department.
  • Work closely with the HR team, specifically supervising on Payroll/Benefits.
  • Key Contact with our payroll software provider.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory requirements of PAYE and pension schemes.
  • Collect market data to inform on remuneration recommendations to senior management.
  • Monitor annual salary reviews in consultation with department heads and the UK Director.
  • Analyse and use HR metrics and data to inform the Senior Management Team’s decisions.
  • Report on HMRC and pension scheme returns, Trustee meetings and committees.
  • Develop and manage the HR & Payroll system (ADP)
  • Develop, review and implement HR, payroll and pension practices, policies, procedures and processes that reflect best practice, including international taxation and employment contracts.
  • Maintain industry knowledge, CPD to ensure systems and processes remain fit for purpose.

Expected Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Solid experience within payroll, pensions, compensation, and benefits.
  • Proven track record of payroll at an SME, with end-to-end payroll compliance.
  • Detailed knowledge of payroll systems, tax, NI, statutory payments, and salary sacrifice.
  • Good understanding of the auto enrolment regime, data protection and privacy rules.
  • Knowledge and previous use of HR Systems (ADP ideally).
  • Confidence to implement effective changes considering new regulations/legislation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent IT Skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint - ability to interpret complex financial data.
  • Self-motivated, dynamic, flexible individual with both a strategic and hands-on approach.
  • Able to prioritise workloads, balance conflicting deadlines and deliver to fixed timescales.


  • CIPD Level 5 Qualification.
  • Generalist HR background, with understanding of employment law and best practice.
  • Previous experience of working in higher education.
  • Experience of the ADP HR system.