Senior Payroll Auditor Full Time

  • Cygnet Health Care

  • Kent | £28,000 to £32,000 a year

We are looking for a confident Senior Payroll Auditor with a passion for delivering outstanding care. You’ll be working 40 hours a week, making a positive difference to the lives of the people in our care at Cygnet Nepicar House.

Main duties of the job

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About us

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Since then we have developed a wide range of services for individuals with mental health needs, autism and learning disabilities within the UK. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care. Our expert and highly dedicated care team of 10 000 employees empower 2864 individuals across 150 services to consistently make a positive difference to their lives, through service-user focused care and rehabilitation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for a Senior Payroll Auditor to join our team at Cygnet Nepicar House in Kent.

Cygnet Health Care is one of the UKs largest independent providers of mental health care. Cygnet is now looking to appoint a Senior Payroll Auditor to join our Head Office Finance team based in Wrotham Heath, Sevenoaks.

The purpose of this role is to lead and continue to build on the current payroll audit, following the yearly audit plan to ensure all payroll companies and sites are tested throughout the year and any risks are highlighted in a timely manner.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Line management of the Internal Audit Payroll Assistant, ensuring all training needs are met and supporting them with the monthly payroll audit testing.
  • Completing monthly audits on the below areas (this list is not exhaustive):
  • Right to work of all Cygnet employees.
  • Enhanced maternity pay ensuring all payments and return to work are in line with the Cygnet policy.
  • Referral bonus keeping a track of all Cygnet staffs referral bonus, ensuring the amounts and payments are in line with the Cygnet benefits guide.
  • Salary sacrifice schemes ensuring all payments/deductions are made and the correct paperwork is in place.
  • Staff existence checking all salaried staff for the Cygnet group are active employees and have valid contracts and DBSs in place.
  • Complete 6 monthly audits:
  • Payroll approvals for the Cygnet Group.
  • Yearly audits:
    • Annual leave buy and sell scheme ensuring all employees meet the minimum requirements to qualify and any leave sold or purchased is reflected in both the payroll and HR systems.
    • Annual leave carried over ensuring any leave carried over from a previous holiday year is in line with the Cygnet policy and authorised by a relevant manager.
    • Minimum wage audit.
  • Ad hoc investigations that may arise from the monthly/yearly testing or the Senior Management team.


  • 2/3 years of either working in payroll or audit experience is essential.
  • Experience in a line management position is desirable.
  • Working towards a recognised accounting qualification is essential.
  • Competent Excel skills are essential for the role.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to interact with other finance teams.
  • Professionally mannered and well presented.
  • Ability to deal with complex queries and resolve in an efficient manner.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as being able to manage own workload daily.
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