Finance & Payroll Assistant

circa £20,000 per annum
04 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Finance & Payroll Assistant BLUF56104
Salary: circa £20,000 per annum
Location: Cheadle Hulme

Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Type: Fixed Term Contract, 12 months
Holidays: Year 1 - 25 days + bank holidays pro rata

They are recruiting for a Finance & Payroll Assistant on a 12 month fixed term contract in this newly created position.

Reporting to the Finance & Payroll Business Partner the role is required to administer an accurate payroll and pension service to Trust employees (via an external payroll bureau) in accordance with Trust, Government, Pension and Audit regulations, procedures and deadlines. The role will also provide assistance to the Finance team to deliver monthly financial reports including reconciliations, analysis and KPI stats.


? Previous experience of administering a variety of contractual data for payroll purposes
? Professional qualification: CIPP/ AAT or equivalent (part-qualified considered)
? Advanced application of MS Excel and data manipulation skills
? Excellent planning and organisation skills
? Ability to demonstrate a meticulous and accurate approach to work, paying attention to detail
? Ability to multitask, organise work tasks and meet deadlines
? Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
? Ability to analyse and produce management information as requested
? Ability to adapt and work within changing processes in the interests of continuous improvement

Experience/knowledge of the below is advantageous:

? A good understanding of auto-enrolment requirements
? Experience of introducing and maintaining a salary sacrifice pension scheme
? Experience of payroll reconciliation to nominal ledgers
? Experience of working as a Payroll or Finance Administrator
? Proven analytical skills
? Experience of term time only contracts and Teachers? pensions
? Experience of working within a Charity of SME working with multiple cost centres
? Experience of calculating Statutory Sick Pay, Statutory and Occupational Maternity Pay (Alabaster calculations)

Who are they?

Our client runs an Outstanding (Ofsted) special School and specialist College together with 17 on-site residential homes for children and young people with complex learning disabilities, physical disabilities and multisensory impairments.

They provide an outstanding care environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of their students. As part of their safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

They value their employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and committed talent who share their vision and values!

They value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

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