Tottenham Hotspur FC

Tottenham Hotspur FC

Payroll Specialist (FTC)


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Posting Date

Nov 10, 2022

Role description

Job Summary

Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English Premier League Club, based in North London, with millions of global followers.
Led by the late great Bill Nicholson, the Club became the first in England to win the League and FA Cup Double in 1961, and the first in the UK to win a European Trophy two years later. Spurs has since been home to some of the game great entertainers, including Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Gareth Bale, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.
In April 2019, the Club opened an iconic new stadium that sits at the heart of a £1billion sport-led regeneration of North Tottenham. The stadium is the largest football club stadium in London and is a multi-use venue with the ability to host a variety of events 365 days a year, including NFL, boxing, rugby, concerts and other major events, plus visitor attractions including Stadium Tours and the Dare Skywalk.
The stadium development scheme has to date created more than 4,000 new jobs for local people, with circa £300m pumped into the local economy each year.
Tottenham Hotspur has:

A clear strategy to develop talent from within its Academy, showcased by a strong track record of Academy players graduating to the first-team squad.
A £100m state-of-the-art Training Centre that supports the Club ambition to attract, develop and retain the best talent.
Commercial partnerships with globally-recognised brands including AIA Group Limited (AIA), one of the world's leading providers of life insurance services, and Nike, the world leading sports footwear and apparel company
A commitment to minimizing its environmental impact across Club operations, being named as the greenest in the Premier League for the past three years. Tottenham Hotspur is a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, committing to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and become net zero carbon by 2040
An award-winning Foundation that is renowned for creating opportunities to help enhance the lives of people in its local community through education, employment, health and social inclusion programmes

The Club is seeking a Payroll Specialist to support our busy payroll function on a fixed term contrct for a period of 9 months. Our 7 payrolls, covering a diverse staff base, are run in-house covering all areas of the Club from grounds and retail to the charitable Foundation.
Reporting to the Payroll Manager, the Payroll Specialist will be integral to the end to end preparation, processing and delivery of payrolls across the Club.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

Key Responsibilities

Administer full payroll lifecycle each month.
Preparing and processing all incoming payroll data including new starters, leavers, changes and timesheets. Calculation of statutory and legislative adjustments including sickness, maternity and average holiday pay.
Reconciling payrolls for sign off.
Generate and upload BACS files.
Complete RTI submissions.
Create, balance and post manual payroll journals. Resolve any queries raised by Management Accountants
Distribution of payslips, P45, P60.
Provide timely and accurate reporting at month end to various Stakeholders and Third Party Providers
Generate schedules for Maternity Pay
Administer deductions for salary sacrifice including CCV and C2W
Manage payroll queries effectively with a high level of customer service
Assist with Year End tasks including P11D preparation

Personal Attributes

Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas
Values respects others, builds relationships, collaborates
Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility
Used to working in a fast paced environment
Incredibly developed attention to detail and organisation skills
Has a can-do attitude and the ability to prioritise and multitask in a busy environment while maintaining a high quality level of output

Skills Experience

A minimum 2 years’ experience working within an in-house payroll function (not outsourced or bureau)
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Proficient in Microsoft Excel including vlookups and pivot tables
Working knowledge of Statutory and Legislative regulations and payments including SSP, SMP, SPP, SHPP, Autoenrolment

Closing: 22 Nov 2022

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