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Payroll Officer

  • Location

    Northamptonshire, England

  • Sector:

    Finance & Accountancy

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £23817 - £26016 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Jessi Pabla

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Role: Payroll Officer

Location: Northamptonshire

Type: Hybrid/Remote

Salary: £23,817 - £26,016

Sellick Partnership are seeking a Payroll Officer on behalf of a large and successful Public Sector organisation in Northamptonshire.

As a Payroll Officer you will be responsible:

  • To review the Net Pay Variances reports and to discuss the results with the Payroll Team Leader.
  • Give guidance to the organisation and shared service team as necessary on complex, sensitive payroll issues.
  • Reporting to the Senior Payroll Officer, to assist in ensuring that it meets legislative, pension and reporting requirements. To assist in the robust testing (including reconciliations) of any future payroll system upgrade or patching and that it is fully documented and has end to end procedures guides.
  • To maintain timely communications with the shared service payroll team to oversee and coordinate all aspects of the monthly payroll output, including reconciliations and BACS payments. Ensuring that the organisation meets it's statutory requirements for National Insurance, Tax, Pensions and Statutory Pay (SSP, SMP, SPP, SAP etc.).
  • Produce standard and ad hoc reports for the organisation.
  • To manage and ensure that customers with complex and detailed pay queries, receive accurate and timely responses to pay affecting queries and are dealt with a professional and customer centric approach.
  • To reduce the number of back logged processes and queries within;
  • The Service Request queue
  • The XPS portal
  • The emails and daily log query list
  • The Year End tax position and any required Early Year Updates
  • To review and update our payroll policy
  • To work with Finance & HR Departments and shared service functions to ensure that transactional processes support the requirements of the client organisation.
  • To deputise for the Senior Payroll Officer as required on an ad hoc basis.

The successful Pensions and Payroll Officer will:

  • Have experience of running and administering a monthly payroll, including tax year and month end procedures and pension administration.
  • Have substantial experience of developing excellent customer relationships across multiple functions.
  • Have good working knowledge of payroll, tax, pensions and employment law with experience of writing and implementing policies and procedures in line with legislative requirements and of working in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and prioritise conflicting tasks for self and team in order to meet deadlines.

  • Have knowledge of computerised payroll system, including input preparation and report writing.
  • Have highly developed numeracy skills.
  • Have the ability to work collaboratively within and outside the organisation, including the ability to influence positively and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Have a level of awareness of equality and diversity issues appropriate to the level of this post.

If you feel your experience matches the above criteria and are interested in this role, please send your CV to Jessi Pabla at Sellick Partnership or give me a call for a confidential chat.

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances, including underrepresented and disadvantaged groups and those with disabilities. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.