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Payroll Coordinator

Job Ref. ERA-33532
Job Title Payroll Coordinator
Region South West
Location Maidenhead
Salary N/A
Sector Pharmaceuticals

Covance is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.


You can make a difference by helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world. Our commitment to this mission has resulted in Covance's impressive history of company stability and growth. We've achieved these results by fostering a work environment that encourages, develops and leverages our team's capabilities.

This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring miracle of medicine to market sooner.


About the Job

We are looking for a Payroll Coordinator who will be responsible for ensuring Covance employees are paid in a timely and accurate manner.


To be based in our Maidenhead office, this diverse role will include:


Collection and verification of payroll data, including data from Time and Attendance Systems

Processing of the payroll data in accordance with prescribed timetables

Working closely with the Payroll Provider(s) and local HR Generalists to ensure local compliance practices are being followed and all payroll/employment tax, government and local filings are being submitted in a timely manner

Verification of payroll output and review with Payroll Manager

Ensuring Net Pay payments are made on time

Distribution of pay slips where required and resolution of queries

Reconciliation of payrolls and preparation of payroll journals for posting

Responding to all internal and external inquiries on payroll related issues, social insurance, and taxation

Performing routine and non-routine data retrieval, research, analysis, and reporting from payroll are record as requested

Responsibility for payroll audits, internal and external agencies in collaboration with the local Finance person

Identifying and executing payroll process improvements

Documenting and maintaining the payroll procedures manual

Providing support to the Payroll Manager during Implementation, including testing

Working with the Payroll Manager to implement internal processes and procedures that will enhance the performance of payroll, as well as ensuring installed technology is being utilized appropriately for best results in a cost-effective manner

Processing the payroll data for UK and European payrolls

Working with the payroll providers across Europe

Working with our HR departments across Europe, to ensure compliance with local legislation

Verifying the accuracy of the payroll data in conjunction with the Senior Payroll Manager

Providing support to the Senior Payroll Manager to promote and implement process excellence and initiatives


About You

Ideally you should be educated to A-level standard or obtained an NVQ in Business, Finance, Administration, maths or related subject

Be organised, professional, motivated and a capable problem solver

Ideally you will have experience within a similar role

High attention to details and numeracy skills

You should be proficient in Excel and Microsoft Office


There is no better time to join us!


Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

Education/Qualifications Candidates should ideally be educated to A-level or obtained an NVQ in Business, Finance, Administration or maths. Candidates should ideally be fluent in French both written and spoken

Experience a payroll co-ordinator must have strong written and verbal communication skills. They should be organized, professional, motivated and a capable problem solver. Ideally they should have experience within a similar role.


If you wish to apply for this position, please apply directly to the Covance website at, quoting reference 33532.

If you are interested in this position, please apply below.

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