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Bonus, Pension Contribution, Financial Incentive Bonus, Pension Contribution, Financial Incentive 22 Bedford St, Belfast, BT2 7DT
Payroll Administrator

EY is a global leader in Assurance, Tax, Transaction and Advisory services. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential. Our vision is to become the leading global professional services organisation by building a better working world.
At EY our inclusive work environment means that everyone’s opinion is valued. This enables us to provide better advice and ideas to our clients, which in turn helps you develop as an individual to achieve your potential and make a difference.

We have vacancies for Payroll Administrators to play a key role in the delivery of payroll services in our Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) team.

What will you be doing?

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing managed service team within EY. Reporting to the Senior Manager, the successful candidate will be part of a team with responsibility for the delivery of payroll services for new and existing clients. Payroll Services are a key area of growth within EY’s Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) service.

Based in our Belfast Delivery Centre, you will be processing payrolls on behalf of a portfolio of UK and Global clients. You will need to ensure all payrolls are executed to a high standard, manage stakeholders and build positive relationships across the firm. As part of this role, you will also need to prioritise your time and workload to ensure payrolls are delivered on time.

There may be some travel within the UK and Ireland.

Your key responsibilities:

Processing the end-to-end payroll from data collection to final report and payment file generation on behalf of a portfolio of clients.
Processing payroll data such as new joiners, leavers, mid-cycle payments, statutory payment, occupational absence and retro.
Setting up pay components within the payroll software based on client requests, ensuring the correct calculation of payment, taxation and pension
Ensuring that payroll outputs are reviewed and approved in accordance with UK Payroll Centre of Excellence Policy & Procedure.
Executing and delivering payroll reports, including bespoke financial reports such as general ledger reports on behalf of clients
Ensuring regulatory compliance i.e., RTI, Auto Enrolment and Apprentice Levy.
Participating in any continuous improvement work undertaken by the Team to improve processes and streamline the delivery of payroll services.
Ensuring that payroll(s) are fully executed as per the agreed schedule.
Updating the Manager and Senior Manager with the latest status including the escalation of risks and issues impacting the delivery and execution of payroll services.
Maintain the client service documentation as per the Payroll Centre of Excellence Process and Policy.
Supporting the Manager and Senior Manager by providing accurate information to report in client meetings.
Identifying opportunities for additional services and processes for payroll team and clients and communicating this to the Manager/ Senior Manager for review.
Dealing with client and employee queries in relation to payroll delivery and following all approved escalation processes.

Skills and attributes for success:

Ensuring personal compliance with the firm’s Code of Conduct and Quality and Risk Management requirements.
Understanding and complying with Quality and Risk requirements for professional service firms.
Participating in audit and review processes, such as the annual ISAE 3407 Certification Process on behalf of the UK Payroll Centre of Excellence.
Understanding and acting within the firm’s Independence and Risk Policies as it relates to know your client and anti-money laundering.
Participating in all required training to ensure compliance with all policy and procedures
People and Leadership Responsibilities
Supporting the team to ensure that the team are achieving targets for internal finance purposes
Managing personal workload and recording all time to support the achievement of the firm’s financial goals and milestones
Participating in the firm’s mentoring and coaching processes as part of firm’s people management policy and procedures.
Ensure personal awareness of all relevant policy and procedures.

To qualify for the role you must have:

Good understanding of payroll compliance including AE, RTI, Apprenticeship Levy
Good IT skills including experience of working with Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
Good workload management skills and an ability to work to deadlines

Ideally, you’ll also have:

Ability to handle increasingly high volume of work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment in a calm manner
Payroll qualifications – (CIPP)
What we look for:

At EY we look to recruit people who are innovative, team players and flexible.

What working at EY offers:

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Make your mark. Apply now.




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