Payroll & Benefits Coordinator

Payroll & Benefits Coordinator


What you’ll do


You’ll be responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of our employee payroll, pension and benefits service, along with associated reporting requirements. You will work closely with the Payroll & Benefits Manager and the Head of Reward & Benefits, our Finance teams and our benefits providers, to deliver a high quality, professional service to our employee base.

This is an important role within a small team that provides a service directly to all Embark employees. The ability to work to deadlines with attention to detail and ability is essential.  The role has the potential to include involvement in broader HR projects, making this an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to establish a career in HR.  


Key Accountabilities


  • Accurately complete the end to end processing of payrolls and benefits across the Group, including reporting and reconciliation activities

  • Act as the main point of contact for employee queries relating to payroll and benefits

  • Work with external and internal contacts to ensure that a highly accurate service is provided to all employees 

  • Maintain the payroll and benefits process, ensuring all are documented to a high standard, identifying possible improvements and making recommendations where required

  • Undertake the administration of all benefits on a day-to-day basis and manage the relationship with external benefits providers, including annual benefits renewals

  • Ensure core employee documentation, including pay slips/P60s/P11Ds/P45s are delivered on time

  • Co-ordinate the implementation and promotion of any new benefits / benefits-related HR projects or initiatives

  • Collate and provide relevant KPI information in a timely manner. Generating data in a format that is readily available to monitor trends and make recommendations.

  • This is a great opportunity to join a small but ambitious team as our Payroll and Benefits Coordinator.    



Who you are and the experience we’re looking for


Delivering excellence is no easy task, particularly when you are transforming a business. So we’re looking for someone with the right experience and behaviours to join our team. The ‘DNA’ we look for starts with high proactivity and tenacity, the desire to deliver service excellence, attention to detail and a passion for both innovation and continuous improvement. As well as this, you will need to have:


  • Knowledge of payroll and benefits systems will be beneficial

  • Good working knowledge of payroll and HR system

  • Awareness of employment law and employment tax legislation  
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel

  • Ability to manage a varied workload to deadline and exceed these where possible

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • A curiosity to keep learning and improving what we do, positive opportunities for improvement in all we do

  • Demonstrable strong team orientation and customer service focus


Why join us

Our approach centres on four primary enablers: our expertise, access to leading technology, focus on consumers, and capital.

We believe in transparency and meritocracy; we want to give all of our people the opportunity to be the best they can be, sharing in our future success.



Our family of companies include:


The Adviser Centre – a free-to-air, online fund research and consultancy service, dedicated to helping financial advisers to assess, select and monitor suitable actively-managed funds from the whole of the market.

EBS Pensions Limited – developed over the last 20+ years into a leading SIPP and SSAS provider, with over 15,000 clients and £2.8bn assets under administration.

The Embark Platform – a low-cost retirement-focused platform for financial advisers built on cutting edge and market leading FNZ technology.

Hornbuckle – one of the UK’s leading independent specialist pension providers, Hornbuckle has excelled in self-invested pension provision for more than three decades.

Rowanmoor – the UK’s largest independent SSAS provider and a provider of bespoke SIPPs and Family SIPPs.

Vested – a collaboration between Embark Group and Mazars LLP. Together we bring the very best in employee benefits and workplace savings to small and medium sized employers (those with between 100 and 750 full time employees).

Embark Corporate Services – is the provider of centralised Corporate Support to the Embark Group. Our approach is simple, we provide excellence in service to support the Group in being a world class full-scale retirement solutions provider.

Horizon by Embark - offers five multi-asset portfolios designed to align with investor’s chosen risk profile.

Advance by Embark - Platform which is a digital solution supporting advisers who are delivering services to clients seeking to build their financial security for retirement.  


You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.



Apply now and join us on our journey.

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