Payroll Analyst

Retail (SEFE Energy)


Fixed term contract

Great opportunity for an experienced payroll analyst to join us for 12 months to cover maternity leave

Are you an experienced Payroll Analyst looking for a role to start in April 2023? Can you commit to a 12-month maternity cover contract? Are you looking for a mix of home and office?

Interested? Want to join us on our journey?

We are looking for someone to join our Global Payroll team in Manchester where you will work as part of a team of four responsible for running multiple payrolls across the different entities that form SEFE Group across five countries.

What you will do?

You will contribute to the accurate and timely processing of the monthly payroll across SEFE Energy and SEFE Marketing & Trading, ensuring procedures are followed to ensure compliance with internal and statutory procedures and controls.

Day to day you will deal with payroll and benefits queries and ensure their timely resolution. You will handle monthly changes to the payroll (e.g. joiners, leavers, pay changes etc) ensuring accuracy.

You will also

  • Post and reconcile the payroll journal for all countries
  • Co-ordinate and support with the annual salary and bonus review, and the budget planning process working closely with the Human Resources and Finance department
  • Support and work alongside Human Resources with the benefits renewal process
  • Assist with requests for pay and benefits data reports as required and orders from statutory bodies
  • Produce P11d’s and PSA reports, submit returns

What you’ll bring to the role?

To be considered for the role of Payroll analyst you will demonstrate the following

  • A pro-active and approach with the ability to work with limited guidance
  • The ability to prioritise your workload within a busy and challenging environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal), with the ability to deal effectively with queries and build relationships with internal and external parties
  • Diligence, with a high level of integrity and excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent IT skills, with proven working knowledge of MS Excel and SAP
  • The ability to quickly understand the payroll rules and intricacies for countries outside the UK, and keep up to date with any changes to statutory procedures
  • Team-player with ability to achieve results through collaborative working
  • Experience in both payroll and benefits administration
  • Experience in PAYE and National Insurance
  • Experience in SSP and SMP

Our offer to you

In return we offer a competitive starting salary supported by a comprehensive, and broad reaching benefits package which includes

  • bonus earning potential
  • non-contributory pension
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and volunteering days
  • buy / sell holidays
  • life assurance
  • medical and dental insurance
  • range of optional flexible benefits

Based from our offices in Manchester City Centre, you can benefit from hybrid working offering the flexibility to spend some of your working week at home. Close to both Deansgate and Oxford Road railway stations and the wider travel networks our offices are perfectly suited to travel via public transport.

We are committed to supporting your career growth with opportunities to develop both your knowledge and experience through a blended approach to learning.

Who are we?

We are part of the SEFE Group – led by SEFE Securing Energy for Europe GmbH in Berlin – which employs approximately 1,500 employees. The 350 people working in SEFE Energy are friendly and positive – you can approach anyone for help and your ideas are always welcome.  We’re committed to our REACH principles – Results, Expertise, Action, Challenge, Have courage – but above all else, we care for each other’s welfare and aspirations and above all offer support as your career develops.

Our focus for 2022 – 2025 is strategic, profitable growth and strengthening our foundations, primarily by placing data and technology at the heart of our business model.  We’re looking for people who are passionate about where we’re going and will help us thrive long into the future.

We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment that embraces diversity and fosters the development of knowledge, skills, and experience, so all our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us.  We are a place where you can be yourself and make your mark because whatever your role, you’ll find an open, welcoming atmosphere that empowers you, encourages fresh thinking, and recognises your contribution.

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