Senior Payroll Specialist

5 days left

Onward Homes
Greater Manchester
£32,650 (Recruitment Rate) £34,200 (Confirmed Rate)
10 Oct 2019
21 Nov 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Onward Homes is one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the North West, with 35,000 properties across the region.

We believe that everyone deserves a place to call their own, which is why we’re committed to building 400 new homes each year. We do more than just provide a roof over our customers’ heads, we’re here to make a real difference.

In addition to creating positive spaces for our customers we continuously strive to create a positive and progressive workspace to enable our colleagues to achieve their full potential.

We are looking for a Senior Payroll Specialist (1 post) to join our Payroll team.


The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring all payments including staff expenses are made within Onward policy and procedures. Ensure the system functionality is fit for purpose and delivers outputs which are compliant with statutory and legislative requirements.

Process monthly payrolls end to end, ensuring all payments are accurate and all responsibilities are met efficiently, effectively and all deadlines are met. In addition, responsible for processing monthly pension contributions. Maintain the administration of the payroll system and the payslip (EBIS) ensuring that new users are set up on the correct profile.

Maintain up to date knowledge of payroll and pensions legislation to ensure the system remains compliant and satisfies all regulatory and statutory obligations. Undertake testing of upgrades and completing year end and legislative changes, including global updates. Identify risk and opportunities and suggest changes to process which improve the delivery of payroll services.

Support the Payroll Manager with developing and streamlining current processes, including testing and implementing new processes and building reports to support processes. Support projects and train Payroll team on new functionality and  processes.

Deliver an efficient and effective payroll and pensions service to the business and provide relevant financial information to support operational teams and Business Plan objectives. 

To be successful you will have good knowledge of payroll processes and systems, good knowledge of Word and Excel, a Keen eye for detail and accuracy and GCSE in Mathematics or equivalent.

All posts are recruited to the recruitment salary and movement to the confirmed salary is based on successful completion of a 6 month probation.  As well as a competitive salary and a generous annual leave entitlement, we offer a range of benefits for a rewarding career including a health cash plan, pension scheme and personal development.

Please be advised that interviews will take place on the 29th and 30th October.