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Payroll Officer

Location: GREENWICH, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 22,000.00-28,000.00 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: X3-239969

Our client is a prestigious School based in a very desirable area of London. The school prides itself on providing an award-winning education and first-class pastoral care. They are now looking to recruit a Payroll officer for a long term contract with a view to Perm.


To support the Payroll & Pensions Manager in the efficient operation of the payroll & pension service for the school.


Compliance: preparation of RTI file for onward submission to HMRC; assist with preparation of annual returns for School Pension schemes; assist the Payroll & Pensions Manager in the preparation of year end and other statutory / non-statutory returns.

Systems: assisting the Payroll & Pensions Manager with testing legislative patches, system upgrades and new payroll systems; assist the Payroll & Pensions Manager in checking / testing pension rate changes / upgrades.

Payroll: responsible for processing allocated payrolls with regard to accurate and timely payment of salaries and bursaries; compliance with contracts of employment, HR information, bursary regulations, PAYE, NI and other statutory regulations; checking colleague’s payrolls for accuracy prior to payroll run; responsible for preparing BACS file for allocated payrolls prior to transmission; responsible for preparing costing file for allocated payrolls.

Information: respond to queries / requests for information from staff and external bodies in a timely manner; maintenance of sickness records, training of faculty / directorate staff on sickness recording via ESS or core forms on OracleHR; communicating with HR, directorates and faculties to assist in maintaining data integrity on OracleHR and accuracy of payments; providing HR with adhoc salary information/reports as required.


Support and promote the School's Sustainability policies, including the Carbon Management Plan, and carry out duties in a resource efficient way, recognising the shared responsibility of minimising the school's negative environmental impacts wherever possible.



  • Working as part of a Payroll Team within a large organisation
  • Payroll process start to finish 


  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • A customer oriented approach, with a confident manner able to deal with colleagues, staff and external contact at all levels
  • Able to work well as part of a team.
  • Good level of computer literacy


  • Up to date knowledge of payroll legislation – PAYE, NI, Superannuation, SSP, SMP etc
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