Payroll Officer

Recruiter
Reed
Location
Chelmsford, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Aug 2019
Closes
02 Sep 2019
Ref
1224374643
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Payroll Officer

Division: Human Resources, Support Services

Reporting to (position): Head of Payroll

Overall Objective:

To assist in providing a quality and accurate payroll service for all staff and

associated companies.

Main Responsibilities:

• Core policies: Assist in the processing of the monthly payroll system, ledgers,

journals and annual returns to the Inland Revenue.

• Limit of Authority: To process salary changes to staff members once agreed

by the appropriate line of authority from the HR Business Partner/HR and

Development Director

Job Objectives:

• To assist in producing the monthly payroll on a timely and accurate basis. To

upload payslips on to Oracle Self-Serve each month.

• To administer the salaries control ledger on an accurate and timely basis.

• To assist with reconciling on a monthly basis the income tax and NI balances

for checking by the Head of Payroll before submission to Finance for the

payment to be made to HMRC.

• To ensure the appropriate deductions of benefits are made from payroll and

to assist with the reconciling of the monthly season ticket ledger held by

Finance.

• To assist with the savings club ledger on an accurate and timely basis.

• To assist with the tax year end and completing the P35 declaration in an

accurate and timely manner for submission to HMRC.

• To assist in producing P11D's on an annual basis in a timely and accurate

manner, providing a copy of each P11D for the appropriate staff member

• To deal with telephone enquiries promptly referring the query to the

appropriate person when the query falls outside own knowledge and

experience.

• To liaise with other associated individuals and departments within the

Company as required (i.e) Finance department, IT department.

• To keep up-to-date with changes in payroll and taxation legislation that may

impact on the processing and payment of remuneration.

• To ensure payroll files are in good order and that all communications with

employees and outside companies are accurately recorded as per the

Company's Professional Standards Manual.

• To exercise judgement when reviewing payroll files, referring to a senior

colleague where appropriate.

• To ensure that all payroll procedures maintain compliance with Sarbanes

Oxley standards and requirements.

• To provide assistance to employees with any queries or request for

clarification that may occur.

• To provide assistance in other areas of the Company's business as may be

required.

Knowledge Required:

• Basic understanding and knowledge of banking methods and accounting

principles.

• Basic understanding and knowledge of all company specific procedures.

• Detailed understanding of integrated Oracle Payroll/HR software package.

• Detailed understanding of payroll legislation.

Skills Required:

• Ability to prioritise and organise own workload to ensure that deadlines are

adhered to.

• Ability to work under pressure and without supervision.

• Excellent customer service skills

• Ability to develop and sustain relationships with both internal and external

customers.

• Good communication skills

• Good numerical and analytical skills.

• Oracle payroll/HR software package

• Attention to detail

IT skills

Essential Preferred

MS Word Oracle

MS Excel

Accurate data input skills

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