Job description


Senior Payroll Officer - Support Services

Practice Site:
  • Payroll

At CVS Group plc we are the largest integrated veterinary service provider in the UK with turnover in excess of £200m and over 5000 employees. We operate several key business areas; 420+ veterinary surgeries, diagnostic laboratories, a pet crematoria division, a successful ecommerce business and two buying groups. We have doubled in size in the last three years and have further expansion, development and diversification initiatives planned for 2017 and beyond.



We are currently recruiting for a Senior Payroll Officer to join our dedicated and friendly Payroll team here at CVS. 


At CVS Group we are one of the largest integrated veterinary groups in Europe with a turnover in excess of £425M, over 500 veterinary practice sites and over 7000 staff across the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands. Alongside veterinary practices, we also operate pet crematoria, laboratories, a distribution centre, an Ecommerce business and buying groups.

CVS is committed to being the best employer in the veterinary services sector, we are a company that places focus on people and as such are looking for someone to join our business who has both the vision and passion to continue developing our people and our business.

"We are not an animal business, we are a People business and we do amazing things for animals!”


Within this role you will produce and provide a comprehensive and professional service throughout the organisation in respect of the payroll function and the co-ordination and supply of services relating to employees pay and benefits.


Key responsibilities and tasks to include:

  • Line manager responsibilities for minimum 3 payroll administrators, providing advice and support of administration team on a day to day basis, reporting any risks or issues to Payroll Supervisor
  • Ensure the timely, accurate collection of all payroll data monthly
  • Inputting & importing data templates to the payroll system
  • Calculation of absence & statutory sick payments
  • Calculation of statutory maternity/adoption/paternity payments
  • Implementing starters and leavers including TUPE transfers
  • Problem solving & advising employees on queries in a professional manner
  • Calculations of overpayments and agreements for payment, oversee recovery of overpayments
  • Manual gross to net calculations and calculations of appropriate system adjustments
  • Implementing tax codes & student loan changes
  • Logging calls to Resourcelink helpdesk to resolve system technical issues
  • Issuing of payslips, P11d, P60 and P45's onto MiCVS
  • Deductions from salary & payment over of AEO's, SAYE, childcare vouchers, Cycle to Work etc.,
  • Ensuring compliance to National Minimum Wage legislation
  • P11d maintenance, issuing to employees and reporting to HRMC
  • KPI reporting
  • Supply monthly payroll reports to line managers
  • Working in MS Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Compliance with business policies and procedures
  • Contributing to the development of departmental processes
  • Line manager responsibilities for minimum 2 payroll administrators, providing advice and support of administration team on a day to day basis, reporting any risks or issues to Payroll Supervisor


Skills and Experienced required: 

  • Previous experience within a high volume payroll environment (multi-site experience would be advantageous)
  • Intermediate level of Excel (eg vlookup, pivot table functions) and good Microsoft skills
  • Up to date working knowledge of HMRC legislation and Statutory Payments
  • Up to date working knowledge of Real Time Information, Pensions, GDPR
  • Department Customer Service “Champion” promoting focus of high quality customer payroll service
  • Being attentive to detail and ability to logically work through payroll issues
  • Having strong ability to work to deadlines
  • Good time management and planning skills
  • To be able to integrate with the team and other departments
  • High degree of discretion and confidentiality
  • Honesty and respect
  • Professional and confident telephone manner


Do you think you could be who we are looking for?

If so, please click "Apply Now" and we will be in contact with you shortly. 



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CVS House, Owen Road, Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom, IP22 4ER
  • Salary:
    Attractive Salary + Benefits
  • Practice:
    Support Services
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  • Application Closing Date:
    25 June 2021
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