Payroll & Benefits Associate

Reference: VR-PBA-01
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Sandwich
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 months
Working Hours: Full Time
Salary: £33,000 - £38,000 DOE
Job Description:

Red Eagle Recruitment (AGY) is looking to recruit a Payroll and Benefits Associate for our client, a global pharmaceutical manufacturer based in Sandwich Kent.

Reporting to the UK Head of Payroll, Benefits & Tax, the Payroll & Benefits Associate will be responsible for supporting the provision of shared Payroll services to all of our clients businesses in the UK. The Payroll & Benefits Associate will partner closely with HR, GSS, Pensions & Benefits, Finance and all UK employees across all divisions.


  • Support the Payroll Team with the technical aspects of providing a shared services operation for the benefit of all Pfizer UK businesses, recognising the primary clients all employees in the UK.
  • Provide technical expertise to HR, GSS and primary clients to aid the efficient operation of the business, including payroll report writing and training where necessary.
  • Accurate and timely processing of payments and deductions necessary for the monthly payroll. Proactively identify and rectify errors.
  • Develop, maintain and update personal knowledge and expertise through appropriate means to ensure understanding of relevant areas, including Payroll legislation.
  • Complete monthly payroll financial reconciliations, processing any necessary manual corrections to the payroll accounts.
  • Support the Benefits Team including budgeting for trustee advisor costs.
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects to ensure that all Payroll systems meet best practice, statutory and customer requirements.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Demonstrates evidence of understanding knowledge, skill and professional capability in the field of Payroll, Pensions, Finance, and Human Resource Management.
  • Knowledge of computer packages, e.g. MS Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • GCSE A Level Preferred, AAT or CIPP Diploma or can demonstrate equivalent capability via evidence of career achievements.
  • Experience in working to tight deadlines in a customer focused environment.
  • Proven ability to interact with colleagues at all levels of the organisation.
  • Excellent communication skills across all media.
  • Previous experience of working in Payroll/Compensation or Finance related department within a large organisation including reconciling accounts and performing financial analyses.
  • Some experience working with a managed service provider would be beneficial.

This is a 6 month fixed term contract, working 37 hours a week Monday to Friday. This is paying a salary of £33,000 to 38,000 per annum.

To find out more and to be considered for the role of Payroll and Benefits Associate, please apply via your CV.

How to apply:

For further information on this vacancy please contact:
Folkestone: 01303 851 133 E-mail:
Please quote the job reference and attach a recent CV if available.

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