Payroll Officer

Reed Accountancy
£11.5 per hour
04 Aug 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Payroll and MI Officer - Birmingham B4 - Full Time - Temp - 37hrs p/w - £24,500


1. To provide advice and support to line managers and employees on payroll, benefits
and self-service related processes and procedures
2. To provide the monthly update of payroll information for the outsourced provider
3. To look after the management of the payroll including new starters, leavers, benefits
4. To liaise with line managers at the 9 sites to ensure they submit authorised changes,
overtime and special payments in accordance with payroll processing deadlines
5. To check the calculation of maternity pay and that all half pay and no pay absences
have been correctly administered and processed
6. To manage the relationship and liaise with the pension administrators on all new
starters, leavers and pension changes as well as keeping up to date with any
changes in pension legislation
7. To assist in the creation, development and maintenance of all payroll and benefits
systems and processes
8. To ensure that all third party payments are made, with schedules, reports and
reconciliation carried out each month and to process End of Year data in accordance
with HMRC guidelines, complying with external auditors for sign off
9. To be responsible for maintenance, quality and consistency of HRIS database
information including changing configurations and workflows to drive accurate

Essential Criteria - Experience and Knowledge

Strong previous experience in a payroll focussed position, ideally having taken responsibility for the internal process
Good understanding of statutory payments and deductions, including SSP, SMP, Tax, NI, various salary sacrifice initiatives including childcare vouchers, pensions and other benefits.
Use of a computerised payroll system with ideas on how to develop relevant systems internally to cope with a growing payroll
Experience of reporting on people information and KPIs
Knowledge of local government pay and conditions


Able to liaise effectively with an external payroll provider, keeping deadlines for processing pay information
Sharp attention to detail with a methodical approach to working – able to work autonomously
High level of numeracy and ability to deal accurately with calculations of a complex matter
Strong time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines
Able to understand and work to statutory standards and guidelines
Strong excel skills, able to produce accurate data files and databases (likely to be
advanced level – to include pivot tables, formulae and lookups)
Able to produce professional and informative briefings using PowerPoint

To apply please send your CV to or call 0121 237 8800

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