Payroll Officer

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Date: Nov 22, 2022

Location: Basingstoke, GB

Company: Springer Nature Group

Springer provides a portfolio of products and services for researchers, students and professionals, which includes journals, databases and researcher services. Springer works closely with scientific and professional communities to provide them with superior specialist information and knowledge.



Payroll Officer

Fixed term contract, Maternity cover

Hybrid working 


Closing date: 5th December 2022


Springer Nature is currently seeking to appoint a Payroll Officer/Advisor with a solid background in the Payroll arena, for a 1 year fixed term contract.

Working in a small payroll team, you will help to ensure that all staff are paid on time and accurately on a monthly basis. We manage the end to end process and support approximately 1,700 employees, across five separate payrolls. We are looking for someone who ideally has experience of HRIS systems, Workday and SD Connect data exchange knowledge. You will join the team at an exciting time, whilst we implement a new Global HRIS as well as, a new payroll platform. 


•    Coordinate the input for employees for each payroll.
•    Import data links from HR, amending as required.
•    Management of statutory payments.
•    Maintain Auto Enrolment compliance and reconcile pension contributions for each pension scheme.
•    Management of the Payroll Inbox.
•    Export, balance and re format reports from Payroll System to enable upload into our Accounts Package.
•    Check and request payments for third parties.
•    Set up any new reports from payroll system when required.
•    Reply to any queries from internal and external contacts and escalate if necessary.
•    Check /calculate any manual payments that are required.
•    Maintain all necessary payroll and benefit records required to comply with statutory regulations and for the effective execution of the payroll.



•    Experience of SD Worx payroll system would be advantageous.
•    Experience of Workday HRIS would be advantageous. 
•    Strong demonstrable previous experience of working with complex payrolls
•    Demonstrable experience of working in a multi tasked and fast paced environment with complex payrolls.
•    Demonstrable experience of working within a team environment.
•    Excellent knowledge of payroll legislation and implementation, including SMP/SHPP/PP/SAP/SSP 
•    Excellent working knowledge of Windows based applications including MS Word and Excel
•    Attention to detail; accurate
•    Highly organised
•    Able to work effectively in a pressurised environment and adhere to Company and statutory deadlines
•    Confident and effective communication skills
•    Good Team player.
•    Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent


The vacancy has arisen due to maternity cover and has an expected start date of 23rd January 2023.

If you feel you might fit our criteria then please do apply.

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