Mountain Warehouse

  • UK Payroll Specialist

    Job Locations UK-London
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    Mountain Warehouse is an outdoor clothing & equipment retailer; we currently trade from over 290 stores including 220 stores in the UK and 70 stores across Europe & North America. We also have a significant ecommerce site and trade through a variety of online marketplaces, such as Amazon & Ebay, in the UK and Internationally.

    Reporting to the International Payroll Manager, you will be responsible for delivery of the payroll process for the UK retail stores; with a core focus on collating and processing the monthly payroll in an accurate and timely manner. 

    What you'll be doing

    • Processing monthly payroll for approximately 1,700 employees; including collating timesheet and employee information from MW portal for importing into Sage.
    • Reconciling information back to source; updating Sage with pay increases, amendments in National Minimum Wage and bonuses as applicable.
    • Reviewing final payroll to identify & explain anomalies and to ensure accuracy; generating payments files once payroll is approved.
    • Monthly reporting of pay, taxes, deductions & hours to Finance on a store-by-store basis.
    • Processing P45s, P60s, Attachment of Earnings Orders, Court Fines, Cycle to Work loans, Childcare Vouchers and other ad-hoc payments & deductions.
    • Administering of starters, leavers, leave and employee benefits, including travel season ticket loan, healthcare, childcare vouchers and cycle-to-work schemes.
    • Answering payroll enquires from UK retail staff; escalating more complex enquires.
    • Collating all new starter information for Head Office staff.

    We would love to meet someone with

    • Sage 50 Payroll knowledge, ideally with a minimum 3 years’ experience
    • Experience and understanding of PAYE and National Insurance deductions, RTI and submitting/receiving data to/from HMRC ▪
    • Knowledge and experience in holiday pay calculations, sick pay including SSP, SMP, SPP, SAP and managing Auto-Enrolment Pension Scheme
    • Strong Excel and numerical skills with high level of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Good spoken and written communication skills and initiative to problem solve
    • Excellent organisational and time management skills with ability to work to strict deadlines
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times

    What's in it for you?

    • Competitive salary and benefits package 
    • Holiday allowance
    • 50% staff discount & 25% for family and friends
    • Pension scheme


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