Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Payroll Administrator

Payroll Administrator
Basic Salary: circa £24,000 (dependent on experience)
Plus company benefits & Bonus
Location: Coventry (Middlemarch Business Park)
Hours: Full time 37.5 Monday-Friday (but scope for 30-hour week)

The Company
We, the UK’s leading packaging distributor have an exciting full-time role for someone to join our business in a payroll support capacity. We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions dignity in the workplace. Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service.
The Payroll Administrator Role
This is a new opportunity, created largely due to growth and expansion, and forms part of the HR function. Working closely with the existing Payroll Co-ordinator, you will support the processing of a monthly pay cycle for approximately 800 employees. Whilst payroll is administered through an external provider (currently ADP), most of the processing is managed in-house.

Payroll Administrator duties & responsibilities
Reporting to the HR Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Collation of monthly payroll data within required timeframes and authorisation guidelines
  • Data entry and system maintenance
  • Reconciliation of costings
  • Completion of monthly reporting and ad-hoc management reporting requirements
  • Supporting the transfer of payroll for acquired businesses
  • Working closely with the external provider
  • Auditing procedures
  • Dealing with queries from managers and employees
  • Supporting annual budget processes
  • Supporting statutory leave requirements
  • Supporting tax year end processes
  • Supporting ad-hoc payroll projects
  • Supporting internal and external audits
  • Ensuring legal compliance
  • Keeping up to date with payroll legislation
  • Involvement in auto-enrolment processes

Do you have the correct profile?
We are seeking an experienced payroll administrator, who has previously worked with a multi-site payroll (this is essential). An understanding of the basic principles of tax and insurance are also a must. You will also be a confident communicator who is able to speak to stakeholders effectively. This role sits within our HR department and the successful candidate will also provide ad-hoc HR administrative support during the week. You will therefore have strong organisational/prioritisation skills, with the ability to work within strict timeframes and a keen eye for detail. Finally, you will be competent in Microsoft Office, particularly in using excel spreadsheets. You will either be seeking a full-time appointment or to work a minimum of 30 hours per week.
Our Benefits
We provide a competitive basic starting salary and operate a range of rewarding bonus/incentive schemes. Our flexible employee benefits can include: – 

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 27 days with service) plus all public/bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free parking at many of our site locations
  • Range of company cars or cash allowance (including electric) for qualifying roles
  • Employee assistance program to support & advise with well-being & any issues
  • Extensive range of training/development & potential progression opportunities
  • Employee discount scheme (discounts on several major retail/leisure brands)
  • Simply Health/Dental Cover option or BUPA cover for qualifying roles
  • Tax free childcare (TFC) scheme
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay
  • Long service awards (5-40 years)
  • Charitable giving options
  • Financial support with eye-tests/purchasing glasses (DSE users only)
  • O2 Mobile discount scheme (up to 25% off)

Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximizing every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.
Next Steps
This is an urgent appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting our favored candidate to commence with us ASAP. (Please note we are holding zoom video-interviews during the pandemic). Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are continuing to adhere to Government guidelines whereby a significant number of our employees are working from home for the time being. Dependent on the precise role you have applied for, it is important to note that this may be a feature of your initial employment with us until Government advice changes and the situation improves. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within a fortnight of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.