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Payroll Officer

  • Location: Wakefield
  • Salary: £28000 - £29000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

  • Sector: Transactional Finance, Finance
  • Contact: Leeds Accounts
  • Contact Email: leeds@sharpconsultancy.com
  • Expiry Date: 28 May 2023
  • Job Ref: LCO39078_1682690588
Based in Wakefield I am working with a rewarding organisation recruiting a Payroll Officer to work as a member of the Payroll team ensuring that the Association's payroll procedures are conducted in a timely and accurate manner.

Key responsibilities are to include but not exclusive to:

* Work within the team to assist with the processing of three monthly payrolls:
* Inputting variables, i.e. add hours, sleep-ins, on-calls.
* Calculating sickness deduction/payments, backdated pay, cost splits, incremental rises, changes in hours, leaver payments (including redundancy), re-grades and all other variable data relating to pay
* Processing and checking of all starter and leaver information
* Calculating and monitoring all statutory payments and ensuring current legislation is adhered to
* Administering the company's benefits
* Administer all Attachment of Earnings Orders/Direct Earnings Attachments and liaise with relevant authorities regarding any payment queries.
* Produce and distribute twice monthly payroll reports to relevant staff and deal with all queries that arise from these.
* Answering queries from all internal (HR, managers, employees) and external (Government Departments, Banks/Building Societies, Pension Providers) agencies.
* Verifying the accuracy of payroll input from within the organisation and liaise directly with HR and managers to resolve any issues
* Assisting the Deputy Payroll Manager in keeping the payroll manual and procedures up to date and disseminating the information as appropriate
* Production of Government statistics for Monthly Return of Wages and Salaries and Quarterly Business Survey reporting

I am keen to hear from individuals with the following skills and experience:

* Previous experience of end to end payroll preparation is essential
* Basic understanding of PAYE, NI deductions and salary exchange
* Strong IT skills with good working knowledge of MS Excel
* Excellent excel including pivot tables and 'v' look-ups
* Excellent numeracy and analytical skills
* Experience of Google applications, including Gmail and Google Docs
* Highly organised and methodical with excellent interpersonal skills
* Flexible approach to work, with the ability to question the status quo
* Able to work on own initiative and prioritise competing demands

This is an excellent opportunity to join a very friendly and supportive team in a role that offers genuine long term career opportunities.


Sharp Consultancy is a finance and accountancy recruitment specialist assisting accounting and finance divisions of businesses in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area. With over 30 years' experience we pride ourselves on sourcing excellent finance professionals across all divisions of an accounts function, from finance administrators through to senior Finance Director appointments. Please visit our website www.sharpconsultancy.com for more information on accountancy jobs or accountancy recruitment; finance jobs or finance recruitment.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction. To apply please send your CV to the e-mail address stated, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within seven days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.