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Payroll Officer

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Support & transversal

York, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.

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We have a new opportunity for a Payroll Officer to support the Payroll Manager with the preparation of the monthly payrolls and pensions for circa 1,000+ employees in the company.


Using the ADP iHCM system, you’ll carry out checks of incoming data, resolve any queries, and update changes to regular payroll transactions. You’ll also maintain benefit databases that have a direct impact on payroll deductions, ensuring member details are always kept up to date.


Main Duties 

  • Payroll transaction updates to the ADP iHCM system
  • Respond to payroll related queries through a dedicated payroll inbox
  • Work closely with the HR Operations team to ensure timely processing of monthly leavers and starters
  • Check and process regular payroll transactions
  • Assist in applying adjustments to normal pay, e.g. absence and overtime
  • Prepare benefits payments, e.g., childcare vouchers, cycle scheme, pension contributions
  • Carry out detailed checks prior to data being released to Payroll Manager
  • Responding to payslip and employee portal queries
  • Support Payroll Manager with audit and data requests



To be successful in this role, we need you to have:


  • Experience of payroll processing
  • Understanding of payroll legislation
  • A keen eye for detail, working methodically and accurately
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload in line with the monthly payroll cycle
  • Experience of payroll systems (training in ADP iHCM will be provided)
  • Wide knowledge of Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with colleagues across the business



  • Payroll qualification or working towards





Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.

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