Payroll Co-ordinator

We have an exciting new opportunity for a 12 month fixed term contract Payroll Co-ordinator. This role provides a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to develop their payroll experience in a large company with multiple business units and international payrolls.

Business Unit
Group Support Services
From 28,544
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Closing date
Vacancy ref

About the Role

You will be responsible for accurately paying over 600 UK consultants every month, including managing the relationship with the out-sourced payroll provider and liaising with internal stakeholders to ensure the service is run effectively. You will also be supporting in the preparation of data analysis and reports for monthly reporting. Alongside this, you will also be responding to HMRC queries and undertake preparatory work for HMRC dispensations.

You will be also be reviewing international payroll reports to ensure these are properly approved, processed and comply with local legislation. Whilst having the opportunity to bring your experience of best practice, as we need you to be able to understand and document our key processes which will help us to continuously review the way we work to make it as efficient as possible.

As part of a small team, you’ll be needed to support and provide cover for the Payroll Manager if and when necessary to deliver of a seamless payroll service.

About You

We want someone to come in and make a real impact, so if you are a hard-working, passionate and ambitious individual with a positive can-do attitude, we want to hear from you!

Your keen eye for detail will be invaluable for this role, ensuring any payments you process are done quickly and to the highest quality with minimal errors. If any issues do arise, your creative problem-solving skills will be put to the test to discover the root cause and then continually improve processes or develop training to prevent future errors and queries. 

We need an excellent multi-tasker who is a natural in building rapport with key stakeholders. You will have good face-to-face and written communication skills and enjoy ‘breaking’ processes to make them better.

The ability to draw upon your experience of financial systems (ideally SAP) and HR systems (Agresso), prioritise workloads as well as having a customer-focused attitude will be fundamental to your success in the role. Your skills of Microsoft applications will be put to the test on a day-to-day basis especially Excel to complete V-lookups and pivot tables etc. depending on the business needs.

Our story and mission

The City & Guilds Group is a global leader in skills development. Our purpose is the same today as it has always been, to enable people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth. Backed by a Royal Charter, we have more than 135 years of experience in making sure that people can contribute to successful businesses and thriving economies.

Today, the Group consists of City & Guilds, ILM, Kineo, Digitalme, The Oxford Group and Gen2. Our businesses provide a broad and imaginative range of products and services that help people achieve their potential through work-based learning. Together, they set the standards for corporate learning, technical training and skills credentialing. Everything we do – from the way we work, our products and services, to our charitable investments – seeks to make a difference to individuals and communities around the world.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.

What we offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more which you can find out about here

We welcome a discussion about how this role could work flexibly for you. For example work pattern, hours or location.

Next steps and how to apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to complete a game based assessment. This is an interactive assessment looking at ways of working that will be used with your CV and application form to assess your suitability for our organisation.