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Payroll Officer

  • Location:

    Belfast, County Antrim

  • Sector:

    Accountancy and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £19000 - £22000 per annum

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Job Description

Brook Street (UK) Limited is working on behalf of our Belfast client to recruit a Payroll Officer

The payroll officer will be required to deliver a payroll service for 200+ employees each month ensuring accuracy and efficiency at all times.


* Administration of all aspects of the payroll function to ensure that all staff are paid correctly and on time
* Process new starts, leavers and employee transfers
* Responsibility for the right to work documents
* Ensure that all sickness and absence records and reports are effectively and efficiently actioned on the payroll system
* Ensure that all pension administration, including auto enrolment processes and submissions to our pension provider are accurate and carried out in a timely manner
* Process employee monthly expenses
* Ensure that all statutory payments (SMP, SPP, SSP) are calculated correctly
* Preparation and submission of payroll BACS run
* Ensure that all FPS and EPS returns are made to HMRC in an accurate and timely manner
* Liaise with HMRC, other statutory bodies and external stakeholders as and when required
* Keep up to date with regulations relating to payroll and pension issues
* Reconcile all payroll control accounts on a monthly basis from the payroll system to the finance general ledgers
* Provide supporting information for annual budget preparation, financial and management accounts preparation and statistical returns
* Perform year end procedure for payroll including being responsible for all reporting requirements
* Support the finance department
* Ad hoc duties as and when required.

* Accuracy and attention to detail
* Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
* Ability to prioritise, remain calm under pressure and meet deadlines
* An ability to work independently and as part of a team
* Good analytical and numeracy skills
* Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times

Essential Criteria

* At least 3-5 years` experience in a Payroll processing role
* Previous experience using Sage Payroll (or a similar payroll package) for end to end payroll processing
* Experience administering Pensions including auto enrolment
* Excellent IT skills, especially in Microsoft Excel and Word

Desirable Criteria

* A Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) qualification
* Previous experience working in a fast-paced Finance Department

Salary & Benefits
A very competitive package will be offered, with a comprehensive benefits' package to include Private Healthcare, Company Pension Scheme, a 37.5 hour work week, 24 days' holiday per year increasing to 25 days plus 8 statutory holidays, plus the option to purchase 1 additional week's holiday, Health Cash Plan, Life Assurance, Income Protection after 1 year service, Employee Assistance Programme, Travel Season Ticket Loan, employees events, dress down Friday's, and free tea / coffee every day.

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