Payroll Assistant

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Payroll Assistant

Job Introduction

Are you looking for a new challenge that gives you the chance to get creative and use your payroll knowledge and expertise? Looking for a company that wants to help further your career in payroll as well as provide you with an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work?  

If the answer to all of these questions is ‘yes’ then you’re just the kind of person we’re looking for! 

Role Responsibility

As payroll assistant, you will play a key role in our Payroll function, ensuring our people are paid accurately and on time, whilst providing an excellent payroll service to the business. You will be assisting the Payroll Manager with the day to day running of the Payroll function, processing payroll from start to finish, assisting with Payroll queries and ensuring accuracy at all times.​

As Payroll Assistant you will:​

  • Look after the end-to-end process for all our new starters and leavers before the BACS is processed.​

  • Keep all team changes up-to-date from a payroll perspective including amending contracts and issuing statutory documents.​

  • Check exception reports and answer queries from team members and third parties using your legislation knowledge.  ​

  • Act as the ‘go-to’ person on requests for pay information from team members and third parties.  ​

  • Identify, investigate, and resolve discrepancies in timesheet and payroll records​

  • Calculate manual payslips when required

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experienced. You will have previous payroll experience under your belt, ideally within a high volume, fast-paced environment. ​

  • Skilled. You will have payroll systems experience. Knowledge of PSEnterprise or Workday HR and Payroll will be a huge advantage. ​

  • A team player. You will always go the extra mile for the team and this will be reflected in your relationships across the rest of the business.​

  • Organised and proactive. You are able to multi-task, prioritise and work to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail​

  • All over the numbers. You are analytical and results driven, with strong attention to detail​

  • A problem solver. You are able to apply different ways of thinking in different situations​

  • An example of our values, a trusted and respected colleague​

​This job is a brilliant opportunity to join a close-knit team who are incredibly passionate. If you’re looking to come into a new role and make a real impact, then this will be perfect for you.

About the Company

Our creative spirit

We are more than a shop. We are a social space where culture and commerce collide to release an energy that we call the Selfridges spirit. We are here to make our world brighter, and everyone is welcome.


Our awards cabinet

We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked...Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign. 


Our future

Since 1909 we have been at the forefront of retail and today our stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham – alongside and the Selfridges App – continue to redefine the way we shop and socialise. As a Selfridges team member, you will learn what it takes to consistently drive innovation, success and amazing customer experiences.



There are lots of reasons to be excited about joining Team Selfridges – from our fantastic team member communities to volunteer days and behind-the-scenes Selfridges experiences throughout the year.

Other benefits and rewards include:

• Generous bonus and/or commission scheme

• Discounted gym memberships

• Pension contributions 

• Annual travel pass and cycle to work schemes

• A volunteer day for all team members

• Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development


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