Senior Payroll Administrator

Job Description

A leading public sector employer based in Lisburn are recruiting a Senior Payroll Administrator to join their team on an initial contract for 15 months, with potential for extension. If this sounds like it might be of interest to you, please apply for more information.

Salary/ Benefits

In order to attract the very best talent on the market a generous remuneration package is on offer based on experience plus a range of benefits including:

  • £26,800
  • 15 month contract offering immediate start
  • Comfortable working environment
  • Hybrid work from home/office model ongoing


A leading Public Sector organisation in Lisburn is currently recruiting a Senior Payroll Administrator to join their team for an initial 15 month contract. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an employer with an excellent reputation in the local market and who provide an essential service to the local community.


  • Support and Assist the Payroll Manager to ensure the timely and accurate processing of a number of different payrolls in compliance with internal policies, legislation, best practice and national/local terms and conditions of employment.
  • Develop and apply a robust knowledge of HMRC PAYE and Payroll Processes, guidance and regulations
  • Responsibility for the delivery of a high level of professional customer service when dealing with personal data
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the Payroll Cycle enabling the Post Holder to seamlessly deputise for the Payroll Manager as required
  • Assist in the management of day to day activities of the Payroll Team
  • Provide advice and guidance to Employees/HR/Line Managers/Senior Managers on matters concerning employees pay to ensure payments are made in accordance with relevant policies and any other statutory and employment legislation that may apply
  • Manage the maintenance of all Employee's Financial Records, including New Starts, Leavers, Changes to Personal Circumstances ensuring records are maintained to provide assurance that correct authorisations and accountability is in place and can be evidenced.

The Ideal Person


Possess 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics.


Have a minimum of two years' experience working in a Payroll Office environment including processing and quality assuring remuneration payments and other entitlements.


Competent in the use of Windows and other Microsoft applications


Hold a professional qualification within Payroll or Accountancy i.e. CIPP, CCAB or AAT (up to NVQ Level 3 equivalent)


Possess a minimum of five years' experience working in a payroll function within a complex large organisation, multi-site and multi-disciplinary *, to include:

  • at least two years' at supervisory level;
  • providing specialist advice on payroll issues including implementation of legislative and statutory payments;
  • using integrated payroll software systems.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Accountancy & Finance job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Jamie Gault in the strictest confidence.