Payroll Officer

RH Finance & Accounting
09 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Robert Half Devon & Cornwall are partnering with a growing business in Exeter to recruit a Payroll Officer on a Temporary basis from 3-6 months. They will be offering between £10-13 per hour subject to experience.

The Role:

The desired candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the payroll function to ensure the timely and accurate processing and payment of the monthly payroll for approximately 100+ employees.

The Temporary Payroll Officer will manage all aspects of payroll across the group including the following:

Payroll system:

  • To be strongly involved in the payroll process for beginners and leavers to ensure that pay and benefits are processed correctly
  • Calculate and process all contract variations including changes of salary, job title, location, etc.
  • Maintain accurate employee details within the payroll system and update changes as required
  • Generate reports from the Company HR/Timesheet system to monitor staff weekly working hours and make the relevant deductions for absence
  • Process and pay overtime, commission, holiday pay, and redundancy pay as instructed and in line with HMRC rules
  • Provide details to the finance department to inform the processing of branch recharges
  • Collate all Company expense claims for import to the payroll system, ensuring that claims are authorised, receipts are submitted and breaches of policy are notified to the relevant Manager
  • Process the monthly payroll in line with documented process, including pre-payment reports, balancing and authorisation process
  • Prepare employee payslips and issue via email and post in accordance with employee preference
  • Ensure external organisations receive appropriate employee deductions (i.e. Inland revenue, court orders, childcare vouchers, hospital fund)
  • Monthly RTI reporting to HMRC, and associated reporting to the finance department
  • Review the payroll processes from time to time and suggest and implement enhancements.

Other duties:

  • Complete P11d calculation, notification and payment on an annual basis
  • Responsible for PSA settlement calculation, notification and payment
  • Export monthly pension data on a timely basis for upload into the AVIVA pension system
  • Collaborate on and contribute to HR projects as required, providing relevant data as well as insight as to the payroll implications of business objectives


  • Proven and demonstrable experience in a payroll environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of current HMRC legislation
  • Auto enrolment
  • Modified payroll
  • HR reports


  • Experience implementing payroll systems and software
  • Evidence of a commitment to improving processes with a view to improving speed, accuracy and efficiency
  • Sage/Snowdrop HR system

The right candidate will be a proven Payroll Officer and enjoy working within a fast paced working environment.

For more information on this Temporary, Exeter based role please contact Jamie O'Connor at Robert Half Devon & Cornwall on ************

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