Payroll Administrator (German speaker)

Payroll Administrator (German speaker)

Job Title: Payroll Administrator (German speaker)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £23,000 - £28,000
Contact Name: Tom Garratt
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 27, 2020 16:46

Job Description

Our client, a growing recruitment business are looking for a German speaking Payroll person to help run their weekly contractor payroll. The role will require someone to have good communication skills and experience in a fast-paced environment.

  Previous recruitment sector experience is desirable. The business has a sociable and friendly working environment which allows people to be creative and thrive.

Weekly payroll

  • Running weekly payroll for a large number of contractors
  • Collating all weekly timesheets
  • Running detailed checks on each timesheet to ensure accuracy
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion
  • Excellent problem solving/judgment skills, and high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Handling queries over the phone
  • Managing e-mailed requests/queries received into the Candidate Services Inbox from candidates/consultants and third parties
  • Processing Tax Forms/Student Loans /P45 requests and P45 clean up
  • Calculate statutory payments, such as maternity, paternity and sick pay.
  • Resending/confirming receipt of timesheets on an adhoc basis


Key Performance Indicators

Accuracy of work

Speed of work – there are numerous deadlines within the weekly pay cycle and these must be met throughout that cycle

Punctual attendance – you must be at your desk ready to start at your allocated times.

Clear Desk Policy – your desk must be clear before you go each evening – so if for any reason systems go down overnight/you are unavailable for work , adopting the clear desk policy will cause minimal disruption/impact on the following days processes



Previous experience essential and typical qualifications may include:

  • Good Payroll knowledge preferably within Recruitment
  • GCSE Maths and English (Minimum Grade C).
  • Previous experience which demonstrates numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Previous Customer Service experience
  • German speaker – ideally native, or fluent

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