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Payroll Associate, GCR Payroll Operate (Newcastle) in Newcastle Upon Tyne

 The... We are currently looking for Payroll Associates to join our UK Payroll Operate based in Newcastle Upon Tyne and Belfast. This is an excellent opportunity to join our fast-growing payroll team within EY. Reporting to the...

Job description

 The opportunity

We are currently looking for Payroll Associates to join our UK Payroll Operate based in Newcastle Upon Tyne and Belfast. This is an excellent opportunity to join our fast-growing payroll team within EY. Reporting to the Payroll Manager, the successful candidate will be part of a team with responsibility for the successful delivery of payroll services for new and existing clients. You will need to ensure all payrolls are executed to a high standard, manage stakeholders, report on internal EY metrics 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.   


Your key responsibilities

  • Processing the payroll data each pay period accurately and to an agreed payroll schedule

  • Setting up new joiners on the payroll software

  • Terminating employee on the payroll software

  • Importing pay data into the payroll software

  • Manual calculation of pro-rated salary for joiners/leavers per payrun

  • Manual retrospective calculations

  • Processing statutory payments

  • Setting up new pay components within the payroll software and ensuring the correct legislative processes are followed

  • Manual gross to net and net to gross calculations on payslips each payrun

  • Calculating PAYE, NI and Apprenticeship levy amounts payable

  • Completing payroll reports and send to clients, ie General Ledger

  • Sending of regulatory compliance, FPS, EPS, Auto enrolment and Apprenticeship Levy

  • Creating BACS files for payment of employees; and where necessary set up calendar invites per annum

  • Issuing online Payslips, P60s and P45s to employees.

  • Keeping up to date payroll schedules/calendars

  • Keeping up to date client service definitions

  • Preparing reports and monitoring on EY key performance metrics

  • Maintaining a good working relationship with clients and other EY employees/teams

  • Review of  Billing Reconciliation Template with hires, leavers, number of employees and any additional agreed fees

  • Review of prepared bills in mercury

  • Checking previous bills have been paid and are up to date

  • Sending Billing to clients each month

  • Participation in ISAE certification process

  • Participation and understanding of payroll system updates and testing process.

  • Escalation of payroll issues to Sr. Associates and Payroll Leadership as required.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • High IT skills including experience of working with Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • High attention to detail, accuracy and checking own work
  • Able to manage own workload and planning around annual leave to ensure all work is covered in their absence
  • Ability to handle increasingly high volume of work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment in a serene manner
  • Experienced in working towards deadlines and multi-tasking
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Critical Thinking – ability to work under own initiative to solve problems either by research or by sign posting how problems can be solved
  • Flexibility – to meet demands of position (i.e. quick turnarounds)
  • Knowledge of Sharepoint


To qualify for the role, you must have

  • 2 to 3 years end to end payroll processing experience
  • Good knowledge and understanding of payroll compliance and best practice
  • Experience with IRIS Payroll Software
  • CIPP or alternative payroll Qualification
  • Understanding of payroll compliance including AE, RTI, Apprenticeship Levy, Employment Allowance
  • Understanding of financial service regulatory processes such as know your client and anti-money laundering


What we look for

  • Team player with an ability to integrate with new teams quickly
  • Highly motivated and able to handle large volumes of work in a deadline driven environment
  • Excellent communicator in range of situations
  • Detail oriented, able to work accurately and swiftly


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


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.


If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


Join us in building a better working world.


Apply now. 

Extra information

Newcastle Upon Tyne
Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Profession type
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required