Payroll & Benefits Administration Team Leader

Location: Wimborne, Dorset Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Client Delivery, Engineering, Corporate & Professional Services, Pension & Benefits, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Joe Tomkins

Payroll and Benefits Administration Team Leader



We have an exciting new opportunity for a Payroll & Benefits Administration Team Leader to join my client, a globally recognised engineering company in Wimborne.

In this Payroll and Benefits Administration Team Leader role you will be responsible for providing a monthly payroll and benefit administration service covering circa 1,800 colleagues, over 4 Payrolls with 10 HR contact points for the businesses ensuring; employees are paid correctly and on time, HMRC annual returns and payments are on time and benefits are effectively managed, administered and reconciled.


Every employee is critical to our success and as such we offer a range of flexible employee benefits along with career development opportunities.

The Wimborne office has free parking, onsite restaurant and local transport links. In addition you will receive:

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • 4x your annual salary in life assurance
  • Flexible benefits package (car scheme, retail vouchers, gym discounts, employee share scheme, ability to buy or sell annual leave and more!)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Sports and Social club

Key Responsibilities for Payroll and Benefits Administration Team Leader:

  • Ensuring compliance with the latest relevant legislation, statutory filing deadlines, and internal management reporting requirements, liaising with External Parties, HMRC, Finance and HR functions as appropriate.
  • Resolving payroll and benefits administration queries from Line Managers and Colleagues
  • Ensuring compliance with all legislative, HMRC and internal audit requirements
  • Provision of management information
  • Managing the relationship with ADP and day to day engagement with benefits providers
  • Ensuring all confidential information is kept within the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR regulations
  • Working closely with the HR community on key projects, for example payroll aspects of a HRIS implementation
  • Work with Accounting Services to ensure relevant items are reconciled (i.e. payroll deductions v amounts paid to providers, e.g. Pension or Child care voucher providers
  • Co-ordinate all areas of benefit administration and queries, including pension scheme, healthcare and Ultra Select options (e.g. childcare vouchers)
  • Completion of all year-end processes on time including P11D, P14, PSA
  • Report monthly information to HMRC in a timely manner (RTI)
  • Responsibility for running payroll from start to finish
  • Ensure all external/internal audit requirements are met and manage any audits

Skills and Qualifications Required Payroll and Benefits Administration Team Leader:

  • Strong end to end payroll and benefits administration experience
  • Working knowledge and understanding of UK Payroll and Benefits i.e. Issuing P45s, P60s and P11Ds, auto-enrolment
  • Up to date concerning all legislation relating to payroll and benefits
  • Multi-payroll experience
  • Structured in approach but flexible enough to adapt to a changing environment
  • Strong analytical and problem solving mind-set, keeps abreast of payroll and benefits legislation and plans ahead for changes
  • Professional payroll qualification e.g. IPPM or equivalent
  • Competent in Microsoft Office including Excel to advanced level
  • Strong knowledge of salary sacrifice and flexible benefits packages
  • Able to manage a small team
  • Able to engage with HR teams and colleagues covered by the payrolls professionally and consistently

This advert was posted by Gold Group - one of the UK's leading niche recruitment consultancies. We span a variety of specialist industries and are the recruitment company to help you find your next career opportunity. We pride ourselves on our commitment to candidates and stick to our ethos of finding the right role for the right person. Visit our website or get in touch today to discuss this role, find out what else we've got or just for a chat about the state of your industry. Services advertised by Gold Group are those of an Agency and/or an Employment Business. Please be aware that we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview. A copy of our privacy policy can be found here: Gold Group is an equal opportunity & diversity employer. A copy of our equal opportunity & diversity policy can be found here:

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