35 Hours permanent


£31,270 Per Annum

Closing Date:

Thu, 1 Jun 2023

Not just another building society. Not just another job.

We're the fourth biggest building society in the UK and what makes us a bit different is that we're a mutual organisation. We don't have shareholders, we're owned by our members.

Our colleagues say Skipton's a great place to work and you could be one of them, bringing with you new ideas on how we can keep customers at the heart of what we do.

Whatever your background, and whatever your goals, we'll help you take the next step towards a better future.

Job Description:

At Skipton Building Society, we’re not just another financial services institution. We’re a mutual organisation, which means we’re owned by our members and place them at the heart of all we do. The same goes for our colleagues. With us, you’ll be supported to succeed and enjoy benefits that include tailored training, the opportunity to work in head office or remotely and a generous holiday allowance. Our Salaries team are looking to recruit a Payroll Specialist to assist with payroll queries, work to deadlines and ensure all colleagues are paid correctly.

Main Responsibilities

  • Deal promptly and efficiently with all payroll queries to ensure deadlines are met and all employees paid accurately

  • Calculating & entering employee amendments including starters, leavers, ad hoc payments/deductions, salary amendments onto the payroll system

  • Control and validate all variable input for the payroll, both manual and import

  • Work with Payroll manager to create/maintain effective internal controls for the payroll function.

  • Perform Data cleanse exercise and analysis on all payroll and benefit platforms

  • Identify and implement payroll process improvements and best practices to drive excellence to eliminate manual processes

  • Partner with other departments regarding operational process links to maximise efficiencies.

  • Produce timely and accurate payroll reconciliations

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for an individual who is highly organised with a high level of attention to detail, who is adaptable and can ensure all work deadlines are adhered to. The successful candidate will be able to work well as part of a team and also as an individual using their own initiative. You will also have a willingness to learn and have the ability to interact with colleagues from across the business. A proven track record in payroll with experience of:

  • Full End to End Payroll Administration including Tax Year End and P11d processing

  • Maintaining employee confidence and protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential.

  • Taking Ownership, having experience in dealing with a wide range of payroll queries/escalations

  • Pensions and Benefit admin experience.

  • Complete knowledge of payroll legislation.

  • Experienced in calculations with NI, Tax and Statutory payments (SMP, SSP etc)

Diversity and inclusion area priority for us as we continue to support our members and represent the communities we serve. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity, age, family or parental status, beliefs, nationalities and religions – supporting an inclusive environment for all our colleagues to bring their true selves to Skipton.

Salary: £31270 plus benefits

Job Refence: VP8641EB2E

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