Payroll Assistant

London  |  Head Office

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Competitive Basic Salary and Excellent Benefits
Competitive Salary
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You will deliver a reliable, accurate and efficient payroll service to Harvey Nichols. Providing strong payroll and administrative support with a focus on accuracy and levels of service. Taking ownership of the payroll for allocated sites.

What you'll be doing: 

  • Ensure that all monthly payroll deadlines are met.
  • Build good relationships with the HR teams across the business.
  • Maintain a high level of accuracy across all processes within payroll.
  • Calculate and process payroll payments, adjustments and deductions.
  • Process statutory payments including SSP, SMP, SPP, SAP.
  • Ensure that all external requests for information are compiled within given deadlines.
  • Main point of contact for the calculating, raising and issuing of all cheque within the Payroll department.
  • Calculate any overpayments which arise and ensure that HR are informed of these immediately.
  • Oversee and take responsibility for the issuing of P45’s and payslips for leavers
  • Ensure filing is maintained to meet audit standards.
  • Assist the wider HR team with payroll related responsibilities, as required.

A bit about your experience: 

  • Previous office/administration experience required.
  • Previous numerical experience.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Payroll or HR experience would be an advantage.

A bit about you: 

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability and awareness of maintaining confidentiality at all times.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Approachable and friendly
  • Good at building working relationships.
  • Workload prioritisation is essential.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • Strong time-management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Enthusiasm for problem solving.

All your hard work, rewarded:

Our colleagues are as important to us as our customers. When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:

Flexible working
Very generous staff discount plus annual clothing allowance

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