We currently have an opportunity for a Group Payroll Assistant to join our payroll team at Doncaster racecourse. 

About the role

Under the direction of the Group Payroll Manager the Group Payroll Assistant will be responsible for administering payroll for all locations across the UK for Arena Racing Company. Providing payroll delivery and support to the wider business, and ensuring that monthly in-house payrolls are processed on time and all statutory accounting is complete.

The Payroll team delivers monthly payrolls for circa 4000 Staff. Managing the end to end payroll process from submission to financial reporting.

Key responsibilities for the role will include

  • Assist with the integration of any new business acquisitions to our in-house payroll service and procedures.  Delivering a streamlined transition.
  • Administer monthly payrolls ensuring accuracy and timeliness are of paramount importance.
  • Monitoring new starters and leavers, processing changes to payroll as a result of, promotions, pay changes etc.
  • Processing monthly auto enrolment and all other employee pension schemes and updating the relevant information on the system and correspondence are sent to relevant employees in accordance with PAE regulations.
  • Process monthly payrolls ensuring accuracy and timeliness are of paramount importance.
  • Administer all payroll associated benefits. Including Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare vouchers, Private Healthcare etc.
  • Process year end payroll submissions, including P60’s, P11D’s etc.
  • Deal with payroll enquiries from employees to satisfactory resolution
  • Provide accurate and timely payroll reports to all locations following the completion of each payroll submission.
  • Liaison with HMRC; pension providers and other third parties
  • Administer mandatory legal employee salary deductions including, child maintenance and attachment of earnings orders etc.
  • Prepare and maintain payroll records that ensure compliance with audit and legislative requirements and at all times work within the boundaries of payroll authorisation requirements.


  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience and knowledge of Payroll practices and Procedures.
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel
  • Any experience of using MHR's Itrent system a distinct advantage

In return we offer a fun and vibrant working environment as well as a strong benefits package.


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