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    Payroll Officer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Payroll
  • Location: Preston, Lancashire
  • Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum
  • Date posted: 21/06/2017
  • Job reference: CMS027574'2002_1498063047

An experienced Payroll Officer is required for our client, a Lancashire based Accountancy practice.

Managing a caseload of payroll clients to ensure that the production and completion of payroll is delivered to the client in an efficient and timely manner, the principal duties of this role include:

Processing payroll in accordance with departmental procedures
Managing the submission of client payroll data
Liaising with clients to ensure submission deadlines are met (often having to chase!)
Updating and processing BACS timetables
Issuing payslips, summary reports and PAYE information to clients
Maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption pay administration (including the completion of SMP1, SPP1 forms)
SSP administration (including the completion of SSP1 forms)
User reports for NHS pension scheme data
Working knowledge of CIS
Setting up of new payrolls
Liaison with HMRC
Dealing with ad hoc payroll queries from clients
Knowledge of RTI procedures Understanding of the mechanics around Auto Enrolment

The successful Payroll Administrator must have a proven track record of running payrolls from start to finish and have up to date knowledge of payroll legislation. Candidates will also need to be a team player but have the ability to work on their own initiative and be able to manage their own workload, particularly when working under pressure.

To be considered for this role, applicants must possess the following:

A minimum of two years experience of payroll processing (ideally in a bureau)
An ability to process a payroll from start to finish
A good standard of education
Excellent IT skills (Word and Excel)
Excellent numeracy skills excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
Organisation and planning skills
Attention to detail

Our ideal candidate will have experience of processing a manual payroll and using Star payroll software, although this is not essential.