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Payroll Lead - Basingstoke

Basingstoke, .
Payroll Lead
£370pd on limited company basis, less if PAYE
Payroll experience from within the Oil & Gas industry, ideally
Approximate effective start date and anticipated duration of the services:  7th of June 2021 start date. Services anticipated for at least one year
Any other special requirements of the particular vacancy; Experience in across Finance/Accounting stages of Company (Oil & Gas/Construction) is preferred.
Purpose:  administration and payroll services for company staff. To advise the company on correct payroll practices.
Main Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
  • To ensure all payroll activities are met within the annual timeframe and are completed in accordance with legal and HQ requirements.
  • To ensure that company procedures are followed and to develop and implement revisions in internal payroll procedures as required.
  • To ensure monthly payroll of all eligible staff in a timely manner in accordance with payment dates and statutory requirements.
  • To resolve all pay related queries from staff.
  • To liaise with the Inland Revenue, Department of Social Security and Pension Scheme Advisers on payroll issues relating to specific individuals/circumstances and advise Company on correct payroll practice to be followed.
  • To prepare reports (either on a regular basis or ad hoc) for Finance department, Human Resources department and external bodies.
  • To collate information and prepare Schedules and Tax Returns for expatriate staff.
  • To research tax, national insurance and pension implications for UK employees being seconded overseas and ensure correct procedures are implemented.
  • To provide support for the annually negotiation of the PAYE Settlement Agreement with the Inland Revenue.
  • To handle routine correspondence with the Inland Revenue and Department of Social Security
  • To progress Tax Returns with Inland Revenue to ensure all refunds are made to the Company.
  • To prepare and submit year-end returns to Inland Revenue, comprising of P35, P60, P11D and Class 1A National Insurance Contributions in accordance with defined deadlines.
  • To provide annual reports for renewal of Life Assurance Policy, Permanent Health Insurance Policy and Pension Scheme Administrator contract
  • To complete all joiner and leaver administration procedures for Pension Scheme and AVC Schemes.
  • To ensure statutory payments are made in accordance with defined levels.
  • To research, analyse and provide guidance on ad hoc payroll matters
  • To review and approve expense claims in line with Company policy, and ensure payment in a timely manner
  • To perform cost control and reporting activities with reference to internal and external contracts (i.e. service agreements, manpower contracts etc.)
  • Ensure full adherence to the Company’s Health, Safety & Environmental policies, procedures and standards
Main Interfaces:
  • Daily liaison with all staff on all levels.
  • Works closely with all other members of the HR Department.
  • Regular liaison with Finance Department.
  • Inland Revenue.
  • External Payroll Bureau.
  • Pension Scheme Administrators.
  • Tax and Financial Consultants
Qualifications & Experience:
  • Educated to Bachelor degree level (or equivalent) or Member of Institute of Payroll Management (IPPM).
  • Significant previous payroll experience 
Required Competencies:
  • Must be familiar with Excel and Office packages. Must possess knowledge of UK statutory payroll regulations and expatriate payroll practices.

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