Payroll Advisor - FTC

Location UK-Newcastle upon Tyne
Job ID
Human Resources/Legal
Position Type
Fixed Term


Job title:  Payroll Advisor - FTC
Location: Newcastle – North Park

This role is part of the UKI People Services team providing payroll specialist knowledge and support.  Teamwork and collaboration is key and strong legislative knowledge imperative to be able to provide an excellent colleague service and operate an accurate and timely payroll delivery.


Key accountabilities and decision ownership:

Responsible for processing, reconciliation and management of monthly payroll, ensuring all deadlines are met.
Respond to customer queries in a timely professional manner.
Escalate customer issues/concerns to ‘Payroll Manager’ where necessary.
Work with team members to ensure all payrolls are checked and all internal and external audit controls are complete and accurately carried out.
Liaise with Payroll Team Manager on an on-going basis to address any internal concerns/queries.
Reconcile payroll prior to year end processing.   Process monthly RTI returns, Submit End of Year submissions for taxable benefits and ensure all statutory payments are met by required deadlines.
Pro-actively plan for forthcoming statutory changes ensuring all processes are updated.
Work on own initiative whilst being an excellent team player.
Build and maintain excellent, pro-active internal relationships with Finance and IT.
Process monthly payments to our people and external agencies accurately and timely.
Prepare and present monthly payroll to Sage authorisers in a timely manner.
Work with the wider People Function team to improve the efficiency of Payroll processes and Services.

Key stakeholders:
People Function
3rd Party Agencies
Our local and international colleagues


Skills, know-how and experience:

Must have:

Practical payroll knowledge covering all aspects of UK & Ireland payroll processing
Ability to calculate manual payroll calculations
Knowledge of payroll related UK & Ireland Tax Year End procedures and filing of returns to HMRC and Irish Revenue
Intermediate and above Excel skills
Excellent, communication and organisational skills
Attention to detail
Delivery focus
Team player
Ability to work in a fast paced, high volume environment using own initiative
Proactive approach and come forward with ideas on process improvements

Technical / professional qualifications:

Previous experience of working in a high service delivery environment
Experience of delivering high level customer service
Resolution of queries and issues from internal and external customers
Experience of Expenses and benefit procedures
SAP payroll experience
Sage payroll experience

Company Information

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Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.


Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.

It is these entrepreneurs who are the drivers of prosperity and it’s our privilege and honour to serve them. We take real pride from how many of our customers have flourished and, that our products have grown with them as they moved from start-up to successful, international businesses.

In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.


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Our smart people use the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting - working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. 

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We are changing the way that millions of businesses track the movement of money through their business. We are also changing the way we do business. And as a FTSE 100 business we believe in a socially-responsible world and we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation. Our Sage Foundation is based on the 2+2+2 model - 2% of free cash flow, 2% of colleagues' time and up to 2 free products each year to charitable organizations. Colleagues are empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.

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