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Payroll Administrator - 6 Month FTC

Sainsbury’s Argos is at the heart of the Group’s growth strategy. Since joining Sainsbury’s, Argos has revolutionised the way we do business, bringing expertise, technological innovation and hugely talented people to the team. We have outperformed the market in a number of our key business areas by presenting customers with convenience, choice and value. As well as opening c.280 Argos stores in Sainsbury’s supermarkets, customers can also pick up their Argos and Tu clothing orders from 320 collection points in our supermarkets and Convenience Stores, where customers can also collect eBay and DPD parcels. Our own delivery network is also breaking new ground. We are the only retailer in the UK who can deliver to 92% of UK postcodes within four hours.

In a nutshell:

You will be a key member of our Payroll department, working within a team to deliver accurate and timely payments to staff for UK and ROI employees. On a day to day basis you will prepare, input and process pay data whilst adhering to statutory and contractual guidelines, maintaining the confidentiality of employee data at all times. You will deliver a high level of customer service to all business areas demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a wide range of individuals in a diverse organisation.

As Payroll Administrator your responsibilities will include:

Take accountability for the preparation, input and processing of payroll data in accordance with statutory and contractual obligations and to pre-defined timescales.
Respond to all internal or external pay queries in professional and timely manner.
Process all types of “Family Leave” payments and understand the statutory legislation.
Review monthly Long Term Sick report and amend colleague records where necessary.
Process statutory forms including P45’s, starter declarations, court orders, SSP1’s etc.
Accountability for evaluating exception reports produced from payroll processing and adjust the payroll system accordingly.
Distribution of payslips and P45’s to relevant sites or home addresses.
Follow up with functional representatives as necessary to ensure resolution of problems involving incomplete, inaccurate or non-compliant documentation.
Assist with testing for various payroll related projects and system regression.

What you need to know:

Proven payroll experience working within large complex business, ideally Retail.
Working knowledge of statutory legislation.
Good standard of numeracy ability with strong interpersonal skills.
Strong IT expertise with Office 365, Excel, Word and Outlook skills.
Exemplary customer service skills.

What we offer:

If being part of a hugely influential HR team wasn’t enough, you’ll also receive a host of great benefits. As well as a competitive salary and a huge range of learning and development opportunities, you’ll also enjoy a holiday allowance, pension and staff discounts at Argos, Sainsbury's and Habitat.

About Us:

Sainsbury’s commitment to helping customers live well for less has been at the heart of what we do since 1869. Today that means making our customers’ lives better and easier every day by offering great quality and service at fair prices – across food, clothing, homeware and financial services – whenever and wherever they want it. As our customers’ lives change, so will our business. Sainsbury's acquired Home Retail Group, the owner of Argos and Habitat, on 2 September 2016, creating one of the UK’s leading food and non-food retailers - a multi-product, multi-channel business with fast delivery networks.

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