Payroll Assistant - Immediate Interim role

Recruiter
Page Personnel Finance
Location
Bathgate, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Aug 2019
Closes
03 Sep 2019
Ref
1236862670
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Payroll Assistant - Immediate Interim role

Not for Profit organisation based in West Lothian.

£19000, £23,000pa

Client Details

My client is a Not for Profit organisation based in West Lothian.

Description

Job Scope

The post forms part of a team responsible for the update and maintenance of electronic HR and payroll records. The team operates to strict audit standards and works within pre-defined practices and procedures. The application of employees' Condition of Service and the Statutory Regulations governing payroll is an essential part of the team's function and the post-holder is expected to have a working knowledge in this area.

Principal Accountabilities/Key Tasks
  • The accurate update of payroll related information for HR/Payroll systems including, but not limited to, processing of new starts, leavers and changes, timesheets, and student loan deductions.
  • Calculating and process sickness and maternity/paternity/adoption payments.
  • Processing and reconciliation of pay runs, reviewing exception reports, checking integrity of figures and process any non BACS payments.
  • Update of statutory information received from HMRC, DWP, Lothian Pension Fund and Scottish Public Sector Pension Authority.
  • Calculation of payroll advances and adjustments.
  • Work with spreadsheets and other software and reporting tools.
  • Investigating and resolving under/overpayments in line with policy.
  • Prepare pension documentation as required by both the local government and teachers pension schemes.
  • Dealing with enquiries from councillors, employees and statutory bodies. Complete enquiry forms for relevant agencies within agreed timescales.
  • Record and process verbal/email enquiries from the HR/Payroll helpline on a rotated basis, referring to appropriate officer as required,
  • Participate as required in developmental projects to review and implement service delivery improvements.

Profile

Background of working within a busy and fast paced Payroll department

Knowledge of payroll processes and statutory regulations.
  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Tact, diplomacy and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information.
  • Understanding of the GDPR
  • Conversant with Inland Revenue and DSS regulations.
  • Excellent PC and keyboard skills.

Desirable
  • Experience of using HR/Payroll data base CHRIS21 or iTrent
  • Experience of local authority/public sector payroll

Job Offer

Payroll Assistant - Immediate Interim role

Not for Profit organisation based in West Lothian.

£19000, £23,000pa

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