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Payroll Administrator

BAE Systems UK

Location: Lancashire

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Payroll Administrator

Location: Preston

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.


What you’ll be doing:

    Responsible for the accurate preparation and processing of high-volume complex Payrolls in line with SLA’s and HMRC legislation

      Ensure all data is processed accurately into the payroll system to agreed timeline

        Support in ensuring all Payroll process documents is accurate and regularly updated. Proactively escalating any discrepancies or changes required.

          Responsible for resolving business, employee, and Third-Party payroll related queries, ensuring the most effective communication method is used. I.e., Customer facing

            Responsible for identifying and taking relevant preventative action to minimise under / over payments.

              Support in the production of all RTI and year-end returns including P60’s, reconciliation of PAYE and NI deductions and Pension deductions.

                Prioritises own workload and use initiative and problem-solving capabilities to always provide a responsive Payroll Service.

                Your skills and experiences:


                • Strong payroll administrative background
                • Attention to detail
                • IT Skills


                  CIPP or Equivalent Payroll qualification (D)

                    knowledge and experience of UK Payroll

                      Payroll legislation knowledge


                      You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

                      The payroll team:

                      An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the large UK Payroll Team based at Preston. As a Payroll Administrator you will look after all sectors within BAE. This is a broad role with lots of variety. This is a fantastic opportunity to build on existing skill sets and to work across a variety of key stakeholders at all levels within BAE.

                      Why BAE Systems?

                      This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

                      Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.