Payroll Advisor Full Time

  • SSE Contracting Ltd

  • Leeds | Competitive salary and a range of job-related benefits

SSE Contracting Ltd


You may not have heard of us, but you may have been impacted by one of the many mechanical and engineering infrastructure projects we deliver on a day-to-day basis. We are a business with more than 30 years of experience and have recently made the exciting change of being bought by a progressive PE company, Aurelius, from a leading FTSE 100, employing around 2000 colleagues across the UK.  We are one of the largest and most versatile mechanical and electrical contractors with a diverse range of services, with a national footprint across UK and Ireland, which is further underpinned by strong future growth opportunities.


We employ many highly skilled employees in the world of High Voltage, Mechanical & Electrical Projects, Lighting and Rail. We are about to rebrand the business and will be pushing forward at becoming the employer of choice is our sector.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Advisor to join our team. This newly created role will support the Payroll Manager in the delivery of the payroll on a monthly basis.  We are moving the payroll from an in-house system to the COINS ERP and this role will initially be working with the Payroll Manager and the Payroll Project Manager as we migrate the payroll.


We are beginning to operate a Hybrid Working policy that will enable the right candidate to part work from home and to travel to an office location around Preston, Leeds and/or Stoke.


Reporting to the Payroll Manager, as part of the HR team.


Key areas of focus: 

  • Accurately preparing and inputting payroll data into the payroll database to include starters, leavers, and amendments
  • Deal with basic pay queries and escalate more complex queries to the Payroll Manager
  • Administer and calculate colleague pay, overtime, shift patterns, SSP, SMP, Pensions and other adjustments
  • Support with timely and accurate completion of the monthly payrolls (UK and R.O.I)
  • Identify and highlight any issues with the payroll database (COINS) and report problems to the Payroll Manager as required
  • Keep up to date with relevant regulations/legislation and support the Payroll Manager with implementation of changes where necessary
  • Use your knowledge of taxation and pension rules when inputting payroll data to ensure HMRC and Pension Regulator compliance
  • Administer the time and attendance system (TBC), making changes as required and checking that the time and attendance data that feeds payroll is accurate and correct


What we’re looking for.

  • A track record of working in a payroll role/function, either as an administrator or advisor
  • Genuine pride for delivering exceptional experience for both colleagues and managers around payroll excellence
  • You will have excellent numeracy and literacy skills
  • A detailed knowledge of PAYE and National Insurance Contributions
  • An interest of being on top of ongoing legislative changes which affect payroll
  • Experience using computerised payroll software
  • The ability to work at pace and support the running of a complex payroll
  • Authentic style with a positive ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Knowledge of COINS would be great but not essential as fully training will be given
  • Advanced computer skills in Word and Excel with experience using spreadsheets and databases
  • If you have experience of working in Contracting, Construction, Infrastructure, or a Civil Engineering business, that would be really useful!


What you’ll get in return.

  • Competitive salary (up to £28,000) and range of job-related benefits
  • 26 days holiday, plus 8 days bank holidays
  • Pension up to 6% matched
  • The opportunity to develop your skills, help shape the future of fantastic organisation and bring your capabilities to work with a great team
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