Company: ENGIE
Skills: Payroll
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

ENGIE are recruiting for a Payroll Team Leader to be based in Newcastle, NE12 8EX however we are open to the possibility of agile working. This is a permanent full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at our Shared Service Centre. You'll maintain effective procedures and processes to ensure absolute accuracy of wages and salaries in line with agreed SLAs.

Role Overview
  • Lead the teams in the operation of the payroll processes with adequate process controls and segregation of duties.
  • Review all HMRC returns in line with regulatory requirements and submit to manager for authorisation.
  • Prepare all statutory payments for authorisation.
  • Hold an excellent working knowledge of payroll processes, legislation and compliance requirements
  • Operate in line with payroll procedures and processes including:
    • Payroll team, processing for weekly and monthly payrolls
    • Controls Team
    • Pensions Team
    • Absence Administration
    • Statutory and Voluntary deductions from pay
    • Statutory payments
    • Loading of Interface files
    • Liaison with HR as appropriate
  • Ensure the requisite transactions are processed in the pension scheme.
  • Complete payroll accounting entries and prepare and scrutinise the payroll journals.
  • Prepare, check and load the interface files.
  • Have a good working knowledge of payroll processes, legislation and compliance requirements.
  • Prepare monthly management reports.
  • Ensure all process documentation/operating procedures are up to date.
  • Liaison with HR as required and support the Payroll Manager.

Qualifications or Required Experience:
  • Experience in operating within a Payroll/Controls team in a transaction processing environment
  • CIPP qualification desirable
  • Technical knowledge in payroll reconciliation
  • Excellent administration skills
  • Excellent team player being mutually supportive
  • Good communication skills
  • Good data entry speeds
  • Strong IT skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Time Management
  • Analytical and customer service skills

  • SAP ERP essential
  • Microsoft Office essential
  • Interface Systems to providers e.g., pension systems, flexible benefits.

This role includes a DBS/DS Standard therefore ability to pass is essential

ENGIE Benefits Include:
  • Pension
  • Paid holidays (+8 public holidays)
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee discount shopping scheme, including discounts on gym memberships, holiday packages and more
  • Employee personal & professional development profile
  • Personal and career development pathways supported by ENGIE Academy

ENGIE is a leading energy and services company focused on three key activities: production and supply of energy, services and regeneration. Our 17,000 employees combine these capabilities for the benefit of individuals, businesses and communities throughout the UK & Ireland.
We enable customers to embrace a lower carbon, more efficient and increasingly digital world. Our customers benefit from our energy efficient and smart building solutions, the provision of effective and innovative services, the transformation of neighbourhoods through regeneration projects, and the supply of reliable, flexible and renewable energy.
ENGIE improves lives through better living and working environments. We help to balance performance with responsibility, enabling progress in a harmonious way.
Globally, the ENGIE Group employs 160,000 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €60.6 billion in 2018.

For more information about ENGIE, please visit:

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. There is no re-location package with this job role. ENGIE do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements. ENGIE has a written policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders, which is made available to all DBS applicants upon request. A copy of the DBS code of practice can be found here .

The ENGIE Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to ENGIE Managers.

Additional Information
  • Posting Date: Apr 14, 2021