Assistant Payroll & Benefits Administrator

Job Title: Assistant Payroll & Benefits Administrator
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: East London, London
Salary: £21000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH59314_1496844546
Contact Name: Dora Bagshaw
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 07, 2017 15:09

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Assistant Payroll & Benefits Administrator



LOCATION: East London

BASIS: Fixed term contract, 6 - 8 months


The role will support the Payroll & Benefits Administrator predominantly, working on across 2 cosmetics arms, and looking after payrolls for 850+ employees.

The purpose of this role is to ensure that payroll and benefits administration for the European business are delivered to reflect customer's needs within agreed times and quality.


  • Accurate and timely payroll data input.
  • Administering the monthly payroll for employees (including UK, Ireland and Germany).
  • Work with the HR Team and payroll providers to finalise and approve payroll.
  • Responsible for the administration and processing of department store and Boutique employee overtime and commission forms once authorised by Line Managers.
  • Inputting timesheet data for Warehouse employees.
  • Administer benefits including Bonus, Childcare Vouchers, Healthcare and Pension.
  • Maintain and ensure any Company loans (including season tickets/overpayments) are managed smoothly and efficiently.
  • Deal with the payroll administration of new starters, changers and leavers.
  • Collating and passing P45 and P46 documentation to Paycheck.
  • Accurate data capture to ensure payroll records are complete, up-to-date and compliant with latest statutory and legislative requirements.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of current regulations related to taxation, pensions and any other payroll related regulations.
  • Ensure that payments to third parties are actioned appropriately e.g. Pensions, Childcare.
  • Responsible for ensuring that permanent and temporary adjustments are processed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Production of payroll reports required by the HR and Finance Teams.
  • Provision of appropriate responses to employee payroll enquiries.
  • Proactively encourage the development of the payroll using initiative to further develop a smooth and streamlined process.
  • Work with the HR team to ensure accurate sickness records and payments are processed on a monthly basis.
  • Work with National Sales Managers to ensure all sales commission and bonus payments are paid in full and on time.
  • Ensure that accurate holiday pay is calculated and paid to employees.
  • General filing and administrative duties to ensure accurate records are maintained.



  • Previous payroll experience.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Logical thought process.
  • Fast and accurate data entry.
  • Numerically literate.
  • Ability to question or challenge a process.
  • The ability to work and communicate effectively with internal and external customers.
  • Good organisation skills and ability to work with others.


  • Payroll experience within a multi-site retail environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of working through third party suppliers for the delivery of outsourced payroll and benefit services.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.