Payroll Administrator

Posted 22 February by Aatom Recruitment

Umbrella rate: £10.50 an hour

Working on behalf of a Local Authority, Aatom Recruitment has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Payroll Administrator on a 3 month contract. They would like someone who has the experience and knowledge in the following:

PLEASE NOTE: There is no neogiatiion on the rate.

Purpose of the role -

  • Payroll Administrator sits within Workforce Transformation team.
  • Responsible to Payroll Team Leader. The post holder can be working on a diverse range of tasks and therefore it is essential to prioritise their own workload. The nature of the job involves the requirement to meet very tight timescales. Issues of a more complex nature would be referred to the Payroll Coordinator.
  • The post-holder is expected to provide feedback to the Payroll Coordinator in relation to workload issues that may result in disruption to the timetabled payroll cycle.

Duties and Responsibilities -

  • Verify that all documentation / pay notifications from employees, services and external clients have been authorised appropriately and process these in line with relevant rules / conditions of service
  • Loading data from various formats including personal/pay information, temp payments and absence data
  • Determination and control of occupational and statutory payments relating to maternity, paternity, adoption and sick leave
  • Determination of eligibility for membership / appropriate contribution rate and processing notifications for the local government and teachers' pension schemes
  • Application of automatic pay increments and pay awards for various Local Government staff including NJC and Teaching staff
  • Review payroll output / exception reports to identify and correct erroneous data and perform regular audit checks to ensure adherence to procedures
  • Resolution of enquiries from employees, managers and external clients services by telephone, email and in person on any aspect of payroll, having regard to the principles of Data Protection
  • Distribution of standard reports
  • Undertake manual pay calculations including Tax, NI and Pension etc., and arrange emergency payments (advances) as the need arises
  • Calculation of gross to net overpayments and negotiating repayment arrangements where low value and short recovery period
  • Undertake routine admin tasks including mail in / mail out, filing, scanning etc.
  • Assist in development / maintenance of the payroll procedures manual
  • Identify personal training requirements in relation to current post and in order to achieve work related personal development goals
  • Processing attachment of earnings orders and CSA Payments
  • Comply with all audit requirements relating to the production of payrolls

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience -

  • A Payroll Administrator is required as soon as possible with excellent numeracy, good literacy, inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Experience of working in a busy Payroll team, ability to work under pressure and to achieve tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of HMRC Tax and NIC rules
  • 2 GCSE passes grade A-C (or equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics
  • Ability to work well under pressure and absorb analyse information quickly to achieve tight deadlines
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with team members, colleagues, staff, and external customers
  • Ability to communicate effectively with external agencies
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge of Local Government and Teachers Pension Schemes
  • Excellent numeracy, good literacy, inter-personal and communication skills
  • MS Office skills, particularly in Excel and Word
  • Customer service skills, team working and ability to work accurately and to strict deadlines
  • Experience of working in a busy office/payroll environment
  • Experience of working with large modern computer systems and payroll computing packages

Required skills

  • Calculations
  • HMRC
  • Local Government
  • NI
  • Payments
  • Payroll
  • Pensions
  • Tax
  • Payroll Administrator
  • NIC
  • Earnings
  • CSA Payments

Application questions

Have you worked in a previous position before for the above role? If Yes! Please apply!?
Do you have excellent communication skills?
Do you have excellent organisational skills?
Are you immediately available?
Are you happy in doing a 3 month contract role with a possibility of an extension?

Reference: 34537559

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