Payroll Specialist

At Premier Foods, we create the food the nation loves for modern life.

We’re one of Britain’s largest branded food companies, employing around 4,000 people in over 14 sites across the country, and supplying a range of retail, wholesale, foodservice and other customers with some of Britain’s best-loved brands. Those brands include Ambrosia desserts, Batchelors convenient meals, Bisto and OXO stocks and gravies, Loyd Grossman and Sharwood’s cooking sauces, and Mr. Kipling cakes.

Chances are you have one of our products in your home, as over 95% of British households bought one of our products last year.

Location Salary Function Closing date
Central Manchester Competitive Package Payroll 4-5-2017

Job description

Payroll Specialist
Based within PBS, Manchester
Premier Business Services (PBS) delivers finance services to the whole Premier Foods business.  It is made up of the following teams: Transaction Services, Record to Report and Payroll, Fleet and Expenses.  Based in Manchester PBS is located in Arndale House, right in the heart of the city.  They are looking for a Payroll Specialist  and the main purpose of the role will be:
  • Processing weekly and monthly payrolls to ensure accurate and timely payment of 4000 Premier Foods colleagues
  • Regular supervision of day to day team operational activities
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
  • Operational Management
  • Perform payroll processing on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Ensure compliance to controls
  • Support the Payroll Team Manager with planning resources for key activities
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of payroll legislation, and ensure this is shared with the wider team as appropriate
  • Manage internal and external stakeholders and act as an escalation route where required
  • Support the development of individuals within the team
  • Pro-actively contribute to continuous improvement of processes, engaging with the Process Improvement Manager where required
  • Awareness of the Payroll Team Objectives
  • Awareness of Payroll’s KPI’s 
Experience and Competencies
  • Experience of working with a variety of weekly and monthly payrolls
  • CIPP qualified (or working towards)
  • Highly organised and able to prioritise work appropriately
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – with the wider team, internal and external stakeholders

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