Senior Payroll Administrator


Gael Force Group, trusted manufacturer and supplier of equipment, technology and services to aquaculture, commercial fishing and leisure marine markets, is actively looking to recruit a Senior Payroll Administrator to join our Group Finance team, based in our Inverness Head Office.

For this role the successful candidate will be responsible for our payroll functions and will work to ensure that our payroll, expenses and taxes are paid correctly and on time. An important part of this role is to input, process and liaise with other employees within the Group.

Our ideal candidate is analytical and methodical, with experience in payroll administration and deep knowledge of payroll regulations.  We value integrity, team spirit and strong organizational skills. Your goal will be to ensure our payroll procedures are compliant, efficient and current.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collate information on hours worked for each employee
  • Receive approvals for payments when required
  • Process taxes and payment of employee benefits
  • Create payroll policies and procedures
  • Check and audit payrolls to ensure regulations are met
  • Process absences
  • Calculate overtime, pay increases
  • Legislation
  • Maintain employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Resolve issues and answer payroll related queries
  • Reconciliation to financial ledger
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies.
  • Provide support to HR

Essential Requirements

  • Extensive payroll processing experience Knowledge of PAYE and Auto enrolment legislation
  •  Must have experience with processing a payroll from start to finish
  • Payroll related benefits administration which includes BACS, HMRC and Pension reconciliations
  • Proven customer service skills while maintaining a confidential work environment
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Have knowledge and experience of using computer-based payroll packages - SAGE payroll / Greentree
  • Be highly numerate and able to work to a high degree of accuracy
  • Good communication skills (written and oral) with a strong customer focus
  • A committed team player, detail oriented and an effective communicator
  • Ability to effectively communicate information to employees and management
  • Enthusiasm for identifying and pursuing process improvements
  • Good organisational skills and ability to work to deadlines


  • Experience with HR software

In return for working up to 30 hours a week, Gael Force offers a competitive salary, staff discount and a contributory pension scheme. The salary offered is between £22,000 and £24,000 and will reflect the experience and knowledge that the candidate can bring to this excellent opportunity.