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Payroll Administrator

Full Time


SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that’s more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Perth

Salary: £26,609 – £30,472 per annum + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Fixed Term Contract or Secondment (12 months) | Full Time | Flexible First options available

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Payroll Administrator to join our Salaries Team. This is an interesting and fast paced role where you’ll be responsible for the accurate monthly processing of a high volume of transactions varying in complexity. You’ll be committed to providing our customers with an excellent service, as well as making a valuable contribution to continuously improving the way we work. As Payroll Administrator you will be responsible for:

– Payroll processing of new starters, leavers, changes, and administration of company benefits and schemes, in addition to performing manual payroll calculations, in a timely and accurate manner.

– Dealing with stakeholders at all levels within the business.

– Supporting with other administration tasks relating to employee record maintenance as required by the wider payroll team.

– Actively identifying opportunities to work more efficiently and to improve the service provision of the team as well as contributing to the production of robust procedures.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we’d love you to have:

– Recent payroll or financial experience along with experience of using a Payroll and Expenses system. Oracle payroll experience would be advantageous.

– Organised and methodical with the ability to work to tight monthly deadlines.

– Experience of working with numbers and across multiple computer systems.

– Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel and have a good working knowledge of Office 365.

– A proven track record of providing great customer service.

About our Business

SSE Human Resources is made up of several operational and specialist teams who strive to help the business to design, develop and deliver their people strategies. We partner with the business to provide expert advice on all people matters, enabling them to get the best out of their teams and equip them to meet the changing demands of our business now, and in the future.

What’s in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE‘ to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I’ll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 351671.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you’ll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.

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