An exciting opportunity has arisen within our new Shared Payroll Service for a Payroll Officer to join us on a full time, permanent basis working 37 hours per week. This is a new role and you will join a newly established team which is being set up to provide payroll services across Colchester, Epping and Braintree Councils. The Payroll Officer role will be based in Braintree but will involve some travel across sites to ensure the provision of an effective service to all organisations. Braintree is an ambitious and dynamic Council and is becoming one of the fastest growing Districts in the East of England with three growing towns, London just 45 minutes away and the district located directly between the international transport centres of Stansted Airport and Harwich and Felixstowe International Ports. We have a deserved track record for delivering and a strong reputation within the business community. In return we offer excellent benefits including; - Competitive salary of £19,752 - £22,689 per annum - Local government pension scheme - Learning and development for all staff - Staff discounts at local businesses - Staff recognition schemes - Extensive health and wellbeing programme including discounted gym membership Our Payroll Officer duties and key responsibilities: - Running end to end payroll processes and ensuring payroll records and controls are maintained. - Carrying out the day-to-day processes for the provision of an effective, timely and accurate payroll service for a portfolio of organisations and in accordance with the organisations’ HR policies, service standards, and performance ; This may include processing/checking starters and leavers and administering statutory and occupational schemes of leave, sickness/ accidents, maternity, and paternity. - To ensure that external and internal enquiries (from management, staff, and Members) relating to the payroll service are responded to and dealt with as appropriate. - To ensure other deductions from salaries are made in accordance with employee and other instructions ( lease car deductions, union membership, health schemes, court orders etc.). - To ensure that deductions from salaries are made as required and comply with the Organisations’ financial regulations and requirements of HMRC for taxation and NI, and Essex Pension Fund for pensions. What we’re looking for in our Payroll Officer; - Experience of a 500+ payroll - Recognised payroll qualification and evidence of continuing professional development (desirable). - Experience of working on multiple payrolls, working towards multiple deadlines (desirable) - Understanding of Gross to net calculations. - Experience of using iTrent is desirable but not essential. - Up to date knowledge and experience of HMRC requirements (for Tax, NI, SMP, SSP, RTI reporting etc.) - Aptitude for using and developing IT to better support and operate the payroll function. - Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences, including employees, managers and councillors. - Flexible approach to duties and hours. - Excellent timekeeping and organisation skills. Braintree District Council is a great place to ; We pride ourselves on our creative, innovative and forward thinking approach which is led by our ; We are committed to having an engaged workforce who understand our strategy and how they can help deliver it. Closing date for receipt of applications: Wednesday 24th April 2019 Interviews will take place week commencing 6th May 2019 So if this sounds like the role for you and you would like to learn more about Payroll Officer then please click ‘ Apply’ today!