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Payroll Administrator

Posted 22 February by Aatom Recruitment Ended

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

Reference: 34537559

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