Payroll Administrator – Finance/HR

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Payroll Administrator – Finance/HR
Contract / Temporary

Sunderland 2024 AGY 22

Posted: 15th May 2024 15:08
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.18 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6-7 months

  • Sunderland,

    SR1 3AA

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Payroll Administrator – Finance/HR 

Reference no:  Sunderland 2024 AGY 22

Pay Rate: £12.18 per hour PAYE 

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 6-7 months

City: Sunderland

The purpose of the role is to provide a range of technical, clerical, financial or support services to internal and external customers.  To contribute to the provision of a comprehensive and effective transactional HR, Payroll and Pensions Service by processing transactions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and organise own work, including re-prioritisation, to ensure a responsive and effective service delivery within designated deadlines.
  • Analyse and interpret generally straight forward information to identify, assess and process relevant data on the SAP HCM HR & Payroll system to ensure the most appropriate compliant outcomes.
  • Data input of transactional HR and Payroll data to ensure delivery of an accurate payroll
  • Ensure work is carried out in an organised and effective way to enable work to be delivered within agreed deadlines.
  • Deal with problems and queries with reference to procedures or a higher level, in line with set guidelines and processes to ensure satisfactory resolution and corrective action is taken within designated deadlines.
  • Communicate information verbally or in writing to internal and external customers on transactional HR and payroll issues on a daily basis using information derived from several sources including E - payslip portal, paper based, SAP HCM HR & Payroll system, HR Information, HR Advice, statutory legislation etc.
  • Give low level advice on processing HR and payroll transactions some of which can be detailed, technical or sensitive and deal with tax, national insurance, occupational pensions schemes and SAP HCM HR & Payroll system.
  • Assess service delivery requirements by having a general understanding of the range of services provided to different customers.
  • Ensure compliance with forms, processes and policies.
  • Establish positive relationships with users of the service e.g. managers and employees of the Council, schools, academies and other customers as well as relevant Government agencies e.g. HMRC and DCLG.
  • Share knowledge of practice and procedures with colleagues to ensure effective understanding of the needs of the service.
  • Undertake regular checks to ensure the accuracy of work produced is in line with
  • Assist in the training of new and existing employees to ensure consistent accurate practice.
  • Work with fellow team members in ensuring all data is accurate and meets internal and external targets and monitoring requirements.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:



  1. Minimum of 4 GCSE’s including Maths and English.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Experience of working in a payroll environment.
  3. Knowledge of terms and conditions of employment and statutory legislation.
  4. Ability to develop knowledge and experience of HR and Payroll transactional processes and procedures.
  5. Experience with data input of claims.
  6. Able to interpret and calculate from source documentation for input and checking onto the SAP HCM HR and Payroll system.
  7. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Job Ref: Sunderland 2024 AGY 22
Payroll Administrator – Finance/HR
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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