Finance Assistant (Payroll)

Recruiter
Nigel Wright Consultancy Limited
Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Jun 2019
Closes
27 Jun 2019
Ref
1185909265
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The role

A new opportunity has arisen with a large high profile charitable organisation based in Newcastle. The successful applicant will play a key role in the delivery of payroll services as well as additional finance services when required:
  • Processing of all core payroll transactions and third party deductions for approx. 1000 employees
  • Overseeing the processing of approx. 1,000 supplier invoices per month;
  • Preparation of supplier BACS and cheque runs
  • Processing of cash and banking transactions

Duties and Responsibilities

Payroll
  • To ensure that all monthly payroll adjustments are processed including calculation of overtime or timesheet based pay, sickness, maternity and paternity pay.
  • To process monthly deductions including travel loans, court costs, childcare and cycle to work vouchers.
  • To take a role in checking of payroll data entry input by other team members to support the audit and accuracy check of payroll processing.
  • To respond to employee queries with regard to their salary ensuring that all queries received into the team are resolved on a timely basis.
  • To review the deductions for PAYE/NI generated by the system and ensure they are ready for payment in line with the statutory timetable
  • To generate and submit the required regular returns to providers for the pension schemes including processing of the monthly payments.
  • To take responsibility for the submission of monthly RTI returns
  • To prepare and, subsequent to review, process relevant HMRC forms including P45s, P60s and P11Ds
  • Monthly reconciliation of some payroll related control accounts, including taking corrective action on a timely basis to clear reconciling items

Accounts Payable
  • To oversee the processing of supplier invoices and expenses on to the finance system ensuring that this occurs on a timely basis and in line with monthly processing deadlines. The majority of the entry will be performed by the Finance Support Assistant however the Finance Assistant will ensure a review for accuracy is carried out and may be required to provide cover.
  • Monthly reconciliation of accounts payable related control accounts, including review for credit balances and either monies recovered or invoices obtained where the credit arises as a result of a direct debit.
  • To respond to supplier and employee queries with regard to their purchase invoices ensuring that all queries received into the team are resolved on a timely basis.

Other
  • Monthly reconciliation of the bank accounts to the general ledger.
  • To oversee the weekly banking of cheques and cash.
  • To liaise with the bank to resolve any queries
  • To ensure that petty cash floats returns are received and checked each month

Skills and Experience

Knowledge, Skills and Experience required
  • Experience of working within a busy finance department, experience of payroll is essential
  • Experience of processing of high volumes of finance transactions with a demonstrable ability to enter data with a high level of accuracy
  • An experienced user of finance and payroll systems and well developed skills using standard MS Office applications particularly Excel and Word
  • Good customer service skills and an ability to articulate issues to non finance staff and suppliers with regard to queries that they have raised
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workload and work under pressure to meet deadlines

Benefits

A comprehensive benefits package including employee discount and reward schemes is available to the successful candidate.

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/86940337

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