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Payroll Officer

  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    Admin & Clerical

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  • Salary:

    £12.60 - £13.23 per hour

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    2 Months

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  • Expiry date:


Our client is seeking a Payroll Officer on an initial 2 month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours: Monday - Friday, 37 Hours

Pay Rate: £12.60 P/H PAYE

Job Purpose:

The principal purpose of this post is to assist the Team Leader in ensuring that the Council and Clients have effective and efficient systems and controls in place for the payment of employees ensuring compliance with Council and Customer terms and conditions Financial Regulations and Statutory requirements. The post holder will require an in-depth working knowledge of payroll legislation to be able to process all payroll variations and emergency payments as well as associated tax, pension and NI implications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To assist the Team Leader with the formulation and implementation of detailed Service objectives and policies, with the appropriate Team Leader.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient implementation of Council policies and the achievement of the Council's corporate and financial objectives, with the appropriate Team Leader.
  • To ensure that policies and services are responsive to community needs and that equal opportunity issues are identified and addressed effectively.
  • To contribute to co-operative working across services and directorates in accordance with the Council's vision and values. To lead and co-ordinate cross service initiatives as and when required.
  • To ensure effective external working relationships are established and maintained with organisations and agencies relevant to the Service.
  • To ensure that effective internal relationships are established and maintained with employees and trade unions and also between other services.
  • To ensure effective and accessible communication with employees, service users, the general public and others as appropriate

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs including English and Mathematics passes at grade C or above or equivalent qualifications
  • Strong knowledge and experience in a payroll environment including validations, manual calculations and controlling payroll data
  • High standard of numeracy, literacy & accuracy in regard to updating and maintaining customer data
  • Good level of interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively
  • IT skills particularly in Microsoft Office Excel and word processing packages.
  • Knowledge of basic Statutory payroll Requirements
  • Experience in controls and procedures to validate payroll transactions in accordance the appropriate authorisations, financial regulations and identifying any exception to control for further investigation.
  • You demonstrate pride in working for the Council and always try to present the Council in a positive light

  • You are friendly and willingly offer support and assistance to colleagues and customers
  • You are polite, show respect for others and treat everyone equally.
  • You explain information clearly, accurately and using appropriate language
  • You seek, listen to and consider the views and opinions of others
  • You actively contribute to team meetings, willingly share useful information with others and co-operate in cross-functional teams activities to remove barriers and time constraints
  • You set a good example by doing the right thing and take responsibility for straightforward decisions and seek advice for difficult ones
  • You continue to look for ways to improve things and have Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under own initiative, organising and prioritising own work
  • Work accurately, under pressure and to strict deadlines

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