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Payroll Administrator

St Ives, Cambridgeshire
£30000 - £35000 per annum
32 hours
Michelle Litchfield

Payroll Administrator

Meyer Scott Ref: VR/08919

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum

Location: St Ives, Cambs

Type: Hybrid permanent - either part-time or full-time (minimum of 32 hours)

Meyer-Scott Recruitment is currently seeking a Payroll Administrator for a construction company based in St Ives.

Main purposes of job

This is an end-to-end payroll role, primarily ensuring that all employees are paid timely and accurately.

Key Responsibilities

  • To process direct employees' monthly payroll to completion including factoring in such elements as variable and fixed salaries, overtime, bonuses (if applicable), deductions, statutory pay and payrolled benefits for example.

  • Dealing with any employee queries regarding their salary or expenses.

  • Accurate and timely submission of monthly RTI returns to HMRC and process payroll year end including calculation of Class 1A NIC.

  • Production and upload of pension reports to pension provider. Updating of information. Act as primary contact with the company pension broker.

  • Processing of monthly expense claims via a third-party app in line with Company policy.

  • Liaising with the fleet manager so ensure PCN's and fuel cards are dealt with efficiently.

  • To provide holiday cover for colleagues to process weekly subcontract payments, which will involve liaising with contracts managers and reconciling when and where required. A working knowledge of CIS tax and domestic reverse charge VAT would be helpful but not essential.

  • Liaising with the Buying Department and HR to ensure queries are resolved efficiently and effectively.

  • Other various ad hoc duties within payroll as necessary.

  • No particular systems experience is required, full training will be given.

  • You will be required to handle confidential and sensitive data, so will need to handle with care and respect and as per GDPR 2018.

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum of 2 years payroll experience using payroll software in a similar role or position.


  • 23 days paid annual leave in addition to the public/ bank holidays.

  • Use of the onsite gym.

  • Private Medical Insurance (after successful completion of their probation period).

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

  • Cycle to work scheme available.

Hours: Monday - Friday - hours required minimum of 32.

Hybrid working from home available once fully trained.

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