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Senior Payroll Administrator


Engineering Excellence through Proficiency

ReachActive provides specialist engineering services across the power, multi-utility and building services sectors within the UK and Ireland. We are a forward thinking and innovative contractor adept at recognising business opportunity, identifying gaps in the market and delivering total solutions that meet the needs and exceed all expectations of our clients.

ReachActive provides its clients with a single source of specialist project resources and services. This approach has led to its five complementary divisions, which provide an unrivalled breadth & depth of engineering services.

  • Multi-utility installations and diversions
  • Overhead power lines
  • Substations
  • Underground power networks
  • Building services
    Our vision is to be the foremost utility engineering and building systems provider in the UK and Ireland.


  • Safety – continuous promotion of a safety culture targeting zero harm
  • Teamwork – collaborating and benefiting from working together
  • Respect – for staff, clients, communities and the environment
  • Integrity – delivering on promises
  • Vision – being open to all possibilities
  • Excellence – dedicated to high quality in all ReachActive does
    ReachActive continuously evaluate performance against our STRIVE values.

    We are recruiting for a Payroll professional to support the payroll function for the UK & Ireland ReachActive Group businesses. This position reports in to the Payroll Officer and will work alongside the wider accounts team. It is important that the successful candidate has experience supporting / processing high-volume payroll.

    ReachActive employ c.200 people, made up of office staff and operations / site staff, paid on both a weekly and monthly basis. In addition, ReachActive will engage with an additional percentage of consultant staff, to keep up with the ad-hoc demands of our clients and short-term requirements. The Payroll officer will be responsible for the weekly and monthly payroll runs


  • Comply with HMRC guidelines by completing and submitting any relevant forms, applying tax codes and national insurance instructions, completing monthly RTI returns
  • Support Payroll Reconciliation
  • Support the end to end processing of company payrolls on a monthly basis (including the collation and input of time sheets)
  • Updating and maintaining payroll records
  • Maintaining leave, sickness and overtime reports
  • Assisting with Payroll reporting to meet internal and statutory obligations
  • Payroll Administration
  • Calculation and processing of termination payments
  • Support with processing increases and calculation of back pays
  • Assisting the Financial Accountant with month end consolidation – when required
  • Reconciliation and payment of payroll and group tax
  • Reconciling payroll related GL accounts
  • Calculating annual leave
  • Provide monthly reports for HR and Finance for auditing and statistical purposes. Provide any ad-hoc reports required
  • General finance and accounts support
  • Ensuring mail is handled appropriately
  • Ability to keep up-to-date with legislation changes
  • Help keep filing and archiving up-to-date
  • Supporting the Payroll Officer with audit payroll reports to ensure that all information has been correctly input into the payroll system
  • To be a point of contact for payroll queries for the company
    The post holder will have relevant professional qualifications and at least three years payroll experience

  • Prior experience working within the construction industry or Infrastructure sector will be an advantage, this is desired and not mandatory
  • The post holder will need to be highly organised and dynamic to ensure payroll administration is done in a timely manner in order to accurately compute payroll
  • Experience with COINS is a huge advantage but not essential
  • Good interpersonal skills are prerequisite
  • Demonstrable payroll processing experience
  • Working knowledge of accounts, excellent numeracy and communication skills are essential as it the ability to prioritise and organise workload to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail is vital as post holder will be fully accountable for data entry
  • Excellent numerical ability and data entry skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Understanding of payroll legislation and processes
  • Ability to interpret awards and relevant legislation
  • Customer service focus
  • Ability to multitask
  • It is essential that the post holder thrives under pressure, can work effectively with fluctuating work demands and is flexible in his/her work attitude
  • They must be capable of anticipating, planning, managing and successfully resolving issues, working to tight deadlines
    You can apply via our website or by contacting

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    ReachActive is a fast growth company looking to attract talented, highly skilled and motivated people with a proven track record of technical expertise in the power, multi-utility and building services sectors. Our delivery and service ethos is client focused and flexible, so we are looking for persons who fit this profile and are able to collaborate effectively with clients, consultants and contractors.

    ReachActive is investing in people, both new and experienced talent looking for a new challenge, a career change or simply work experience. We develop personnel, e.g. through an apprentice training route, and support employees who want to reach Chartership status or pursue further education.

    To apply for a vacancy or to reach out to us, visit our View Vacancies page, visit our LinkedIn Careers Page or get in touch via Our roles are based across sites in the UK (London, Hertford, Basingstoke) and Ireland (Dublin & Mullingar).