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Payroll professionals and specialists

Salary: £16,000 - £30,000

Location: Manchester

Company: Network Rail

Network Rail is passionate about delivering a better railway that will transform how people travel and make a massive difference to passengers and freight users alike. Our success, however, depends as much on the support work that goes on behind the scenes as it does on our frontline people. Take our Payroll teams for instance. With millions of pounds a year passing through their systems and processing over 880,000 payslips a year for around 34,500 employees; it’s big business to say the least. And, you could soon be a part of it.

As a payroll professional, whether just starting your career or with payroll experience, you’ll be joining a highly professional team that aims to consistently meet payroll cycle timetables. You’ll also enjoy all the great benefits and career opportunities that come from working for a major employer. Assessing and processing earnings, benefits and deductions, factoring in absence and other adjustments and applying controls, checks and audit processes to ensure accuracy – all are elements of the role. And, of course, you’ll need to operate in line with the relevant legislation and procedures. Checking and evaluating the work of others in the team for quality will be important too, as will providing a truly customer focused service to everyone you deal with.

Qualified to GCSE Level or equivalent in Maths and English, or in payroll for more experience roles, you’re used to working in a large, complex organisation’s payroll department. Strong analytical skills are key, as is the ability to work well under pressure and deal with large volume of activities and queries. Proficient in Microsoft Office packages, particularly Excel and Word, payroll experience involving multiple terms and conditions of employment and working to different weekly deadlines would be ideal, as would an understanding of statutory deductions and payments and end-of-year reporting requirements.

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Network Rail welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, disability or gender and is committed to creating a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.