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Senior Payroll Officer

Hays Senior Finance
Merseyside, Liverpool, England
GBP30000.0 - GBP34000.0 per annum + £34,000
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Charity and not for profit
Salary band
£30,000 - £40,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly home

Job Details

Senior Payroll Officer

Pay: £34,000 per annum

Location: Liverpool (Hybrid - 3 days Office & 2 days WFH)

Report too: Finance Change Manager

Responsible for: Payroll Officer

Responsibilities and Tasks

To work closely with the Payroll Officer, Team Leader's, DM's, HR and Finance Teams to oversee delivery of all payroll tasks, ensuring monthly and 4-weekly payrolls are completed in a timely and accurate manner with all deadlines are met.
This includes:

  • Work with HR to ensure the effective processing of any new starters, leavers, and amendments to contracts for staff.
  • Process absences to include holidays, special absences and sickness which includes statutory obligations and calculations for payments of SSP, SMP, SPP & SHPP.
  • Consult with the payroll officer, managers and employees to resolve payroll queries in a timely manner.

Be responsible for all statutory and regulatory correspondence with external bodies including HMRC & Pensions, including:

  • HMRC submissions for PAYE, NI, Student Loans, Apprenticeship Levy.
  • Courts, Councils, DWP and High Court Officers as required to ensure accurate treatment of Attachments of Earnings deductions.

Support the Leadership team in producing, monitoring and analysing payroll data including:

  • Overseeing the hours owing process.
  • Completing the over 48 hours report.
  • Work with HR and managers to identify any common or repeated errors in the data provided to Payroll and identify ways to resolve.

Work as part of the finance team to ensure that payroll information is translated into company accounts system; updating the All-Transactions Database at the end of the monthly payroll process, compiling & posting payroll journals & reconcile payroll control accounts. Work closely with Finance to resolve any control accounts queries and contribute to the annual audit process.

Support the development and implementation of relevant internal systems and processes, including:

  • Factorial HR.
  • Templates for monthly rotas and timesheets.
  • Regular checks on the payroll systems to ensure the software and databases are working correctly, identity any problems and report any issues to IT.

Skills and Experience

  • Suitable Qualification in Payroll (or qualified by significant experience).This could be CIPD, management accountancy or something equivalent.
  • Experience as a payroll officer, preferably in a social care setting.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of payroll legislation.
  • Previous management, mentoring or coaching experience.
  • Good IT skills, including demonstrable experience of using payroll, finance and spreadsheet systems.
  • SAGE Payroll
  • Experience with year end processes (HMRC & audit)

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