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Payroll Officer

Location: READING, BERKSHIRE Salary: 15.00 - 15.00 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 12 months ago Reference: 3057426
Reading Borough Council are looking for a Payroll Officer to join their team on a temporary basis.

Job Purpose
1. The accurate and efficient payment of salaries in compliance with National Conditions of Service, National Insurance, Tax, SSP, SMP, SAP,SPP and Pension Regulations using an on-line payroll system (Trent).

2. Provision of a high level of customer care and service delivery to stakeholders.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Payroll Administration
1. The accurate input and validation of all payroll information to the on-line payroll system, primarily using scanned images, ensuring that salaries are successfully processed within strict deadlines.

2. To ensure payments made comply with the various National and Local pay arrangements.

3. The input of absence data to the on-line system and validation of related calculations.

4. Dealing with monthly output reports as and when necessary, such as, review/increment dates, Age Exemption National Insurance Certificates and Reduced Liability cards etc. Liaising with service areas through to resolution of any matters arising.

5. Completing third party enquiries from outside bodies – Inland Revenue, DSS, Benefits and the Contribution Agency.

6. Assisting with dispatch of payslips, P45’s, P60’s, P11d’s and enclosures.

7. Dealing with payroll related enquiries to conclusion ensuring a high level of customer care and service delivery.

8. Support the effective administration of salary sacrifice schemes to ensure compliance with tax legislation and local policy principals.


1. Able to demonstrate a high degree of competence in numerical work.
2. A good standard of education.

1. Previous experience of operating an industry recognised on-line payroll/HR system.
2. Previous experience of operating varying terms & conditions of employment.
3. Previous experience of operating statutory obligations e.g. PAYE
4. Previous experiencing of pension scheme administration.

Skills, Abilities & Competencies

1. Proficiency in processing large volumes of data.
2. Good understanding of Office applications e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook.
3. Able to concentrate and work accurately within strict deadlines.
4. Able to demonstrate a high degree of competence in numerical calculation e.g. manual payroll calculations.
5. Ability to detect errors and reconcile problems.
6. Flexibility in managing time to deal with peaks in workload.
7. Able to demonstrate a high level of customer care.
8. Ability to work as part of a team.

You will be based at the Civic Offices in Reading Town centre.
Please apply to this add if you are interested in the above role?

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