Job Title: Senior Payroll Assistant
Location: Essex
Salary: Up to £30,000 p/a

A fantastic opportunity to work for a well-known company as their Senior Payroll Assistant.

Please note this position does not have any direct reports.

Responsibilities:

  • Updating employee records using Payroll software
  • Running payroll processes
  • Managing payroll administration
  • Answering a wide range of queries

Skills required:

  • 3 years experience working in complex payroll environments
  • Teamwork
  • Competent user of payroll software
  • Professional services experience desirable

If this sounds like you, please contact Zoe at JGA Recruitment today.

JGA Recruitment Group Ltd (“We”) are committed to equality of opportunity for all applications regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and marriage and civil partnerships.  We strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

We are also committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.  We are a specialist payroll, HR & Marketing recruitment agency and recruitment business as defined in the Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (our business).  These statements together with our privacy notices set out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

Payroll & People Advisor – Permanent

Chelmsford, Essex

Up to £27,338 per annum

 

Job Purpose

The Payroll service sits within the People and Transformation function. To influence both the customer and employee experience in a key area of employee engagement. Providing a comprehensive service, investing in a new technology to better support our users and enable an empowered self-service and support function.

 

The Payroll & People Advisor will provide a high-quality payroll and a customer focused transactional service. Using a depth of business knowledge in dealing with a high volume of diverse transactions and working to strict deadlines. With responsibility for resolving payroll queries and performing an analytical processing role within one or more payroll disciplines.

 

You will provide support and resolutions quickly and efficiently at the first point of call. Our ethos is to provide advice, support and guidance that is simple, clear, efficient, and effective, this includes communication, terminology, and our processes.

 

The role requires a strong system knowledge to undertake user acceptance testing.

 

Please note that in addition to this permanent position we are also recruiting for a 12-month Fixed Term Contract/12-month Secondment.

 

Accountabilities

  • Responsible for ensuring data input is accurate to ensure payments and deductions are correctly administered, in line with statutory and contractual requirements e.g. Pensions contributions. Where possible supporting and guiding employees in using self-service.
  • Responsible for resolving complex payroll queries to ensure timeframes are met within agreed Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Responsible for payroll processes generating payments to employees and third parties, along with associated internal/external statutory reporting.
  • Support the requirement for ensuring the integrity and security of personal, contractual and financial information, to meet legislation and Council policies.
  • Work collaboratively within a team, to ensure work is processed and delivered to a high standard, ensuring quality of outputs.
  • Responding effectively to customers’ enquiries in a timely and professional manner and meeting service standards, this can be via the customer portal, in writing, or verbally in a call or meeting.
  • Supports the drive to improve the service and quality of outputs and system testing to ensure customer expectations are exceeded.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

 

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Educated to RQF level 3 (GCSE) or equivalent by experience.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and knowledge in relevant professional area, working towards a CIPP qualification.
  • Experience of using payroll systems to deliver a high quality service.
  • Good working knowledge of payroll processes including statutory payments, deductions and pension schemes.
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues to deliver good practice and advice on policy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, demonstrating empathy, listening and questioning skills to a very high level, with a high standard of written communication.
  • Experience of working in a customer-orientated environment, dealing with queries in a service delivery setting and continuously seeking to improve the services provided.

 

To read more about us please visit: https://www.workingforessex.com/role/people-and-transformation

 

Why Essex?

Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

 

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found here pay and reward

 

If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email [email protected]

 

To apply, please visit our website.

 

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Payroll Specialist

Chelmsford, Essex

Up to £34,805 p/a

 

The Opportunity

The Payroll service sits within the People & Transformation function, to influence both the customer and employee experience in a key area of employee engagement. Providing a comprehensive service, investing in new technology to better support our users and enable an empowered self-service and support function.

 

The Payroll Specialist will contribute to the on-going development and delivery of the Payroll service operating model. Providing specialist advice and guidance in respect of all statutory requirements, across the Council and externally.

 

The role operates under tight financial constraints, ensuring excellence of service across the department by contributing to change management and ensuring the function is configured for continuous improvement.

 

Accountabilities

  • Supports the delivery of the Payroll service, providing advice and liaising with HMRC on tax matters, pension bodies and major statutory changes, taking account of compliance and risk.
  • Maintains an up to date knowledge of future statutory and legislative changes that will impact the service delivery to incorporate into local policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for promoting innovative approaches and delivering change in Payroll processes, to meet the business and organisational needs of customers.
  • Line management responsibilities and educating and support staff at all levels to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the payroll control environment, enabling accurate payroll data and compliance with statutory obligations including Teachers Pension scheme and Local Government Pensions.
  • Responsible for delivering statutory changes, including requirements for system changes and delivery of developments.
  • Responsible for overseeing and delivery of projects and some annual or regular events such as monthly pension reports. In addition act as an escalation point for complex queries or complaints.
  • Responsible for meeting customer service standards to enable consistent adherence to both designed outcomes and agreed service levels, ensuring compliance with all external and internal regulation.
  • Deliver specialist technical Payroll advice and guidance across the Council to ensure compliance with legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to internal and external audits to monitor compliance with all ECC Payroll policies to enable the effective delivery of ECC’s goals and first-class service.
  • Contribute to system and business requirement documents to enable efficient and effective solutions to be built as part of the Payroll function.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

 

People management responsibility (including direct reports)

Line management responsibility for 1-3 direct reports.

 

The Experience You Will Bring

  • Educated to RQF level 3 (A level) or equivalent by experience.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and good knowledge in relevant professional area, with membership or working towards CIPP or demonstrable equivalent ability.
  • Significant experience in HMRC compliance and good working knowledge of Teachers Pension Scheme and Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Good working knowledge of the complex, interdependent and wide-ranging business requirements of delivering a quality, best in class, Payroll Service.
  • Knowledge and understanding of complex pay and condition queries, including pensions, HMRC and other statutory requirements.
  • Proven experience in supporting innovative approaches to improving service delivery and value for money.
  • Ability to challenge, confidently advising across an organisation, based on professional knowledge.
  • Good experience of managing payroll systems including requirements gathering, development and testing.

 

To read more about us please visit: https://www.workingforessex.com/role/people-and-transformation

 

Why Essex?

Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

 

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found here pay and reward

 

If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email [email protected]

 

To apply, please visit our website.

 

Closing date: 11 September 2022.

 

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Purpose of the Job

Responsibility for the preparation and processing of payroll for all employees across the Trust, including the preparation and submission of all monthly and end of year statutory returns to HMRC and pension schemes. Ensuring compliance with current PAYE, NI and other payroll related legislation adhering to relevant deadlines.

Payroll

  • Accurately processing monthly payroll to deadline liaising with Headteachers, School Office Team Leaders and HR to obtain relevant information.
  • Processing all payroll information including overtime, contract changes, sickness, maternity, deductions and unpaid absence through the Trust Payroll system, checking for accuracy and correct authorisation.
  • Responsibility for completion of monthly and annual documentation for HMRC, LGPS, Teachers Pensions, Childcare vouchers and Unions.
  • Updating payroll system for starters, leavers, changes in contracts in liaison with Central HR Team, including the outcome of the Annual payroll reviews.
  • Manual calculations of pay adjustments, including calculation of outstanding holiday pay due or to be collected for leavers.
  • Updating payroll system with current rates including Pay Scales, allowance values, Pension deduction rates ee’s and er;s , NI rates ee’s and er’s and tax thresholds
  • Processing of all payroll-related BACS payments
  • Processing maternity, paternity and shared parental pay calculations in conjunction with SECAT policies.
  • Managing all maternity administration to ensure compliance.
  • Communication with staff as they join the school, when resolving payroll and pension queries, and issuing periodic personalised letters e.g. annual pay review.
  • Working closely with the Central HR Team to ensure complete and accurate data.
  • Communicating with the Trust’s Central ICT team and the helpdesk of payroll software provider where required.
  • Processing payroll journals, departmental recharges etc. to the nominal ledger in liaison with Central Finance Team.
  • Ensuring processes, systems and communications reflect the changes as a result of legislation, benefits offered etc.
  • Working closely with the Central Finance team to reconcile the payroll control accounts on a monthly basis and resolving any reconciliation queries.
  • Management of epayslips with Trust payroll system

Pensions

  • Maintenance of payroll information such as pension scheme membership in the payroll system and issuing relevant letters for both Teachers’ Pension and Local Government Pension Schemes.
  • Enrolling staff into the relevant pension schemes.
  • Completion of monthly pension administration duties, ensuring timely submission of all pension documentation, including starter and leaver forms.
  • Complying with automatic enrolment legislation and communicating changes with staff.
  • Updating the payroll system for changes to pension provision including Teachers’ Pension Scheme and liaising with the Trust software provider.
  • Managing the annual pension submissions and reconciliations and assisting external auditors with any queries.

To apply for this position please visit www.secat.co.uk or email [email protected]

Duties of the Role

As Payroll and Pensions Administrator, you will be responsible for, but are not limited to, the following;

  • Responsibility a designated section of the University ensuring accurate processing of their payroll and pension transactions in line with current
  • Payroll preparation and input meet the agreed deadlines and pension administration is completed on
  • To assess each employee for membership of the appropriate pension scheme, ensuring applications are correctly completed and processed.
  • To deal with payroll/pension queries from employees in a sensitive, constructive and efficient
  • To assist in the provision and administration of employee

Please click on the link to our website to view jobpack for a full list of duties and the person specification. Please refer to the essential criteria in the ‘Person Specification’ when demonstrating your suitability in your application.

 

Skills and qualifications required

It is essential that the successful candidate has experiences in a similar role, working in a large payroll environment (500+ members of staff), with knowledge and proficiency in the current payroll legislation. Knowledge of Occupational Pension Schemes is desirable, and training will be provided.

In order to successfully carry out the position of Payroll and Pensions Administrator, you will also have outstanding attention to detail and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

 

People and Culture

As a section, People and Culture is working towards the agenda set out in our People Supporting Strategy, which is aimed at supporting the University’s strategic goals. This is an exciting time to join the team as we look to implement our new and ambitious five-year strategy.

 

The People and Culture section consists of three sub-sections, Employee Relations and Reward, Organisational Development and Workplace Health and Wellbeing.

 

We offer a competitive salary, flexible working options, development opportunities, on site nursery and many other benefits.

 

To make your application, please click on the link which will direct you through to our website. Please note that this advert is part of a rolling recruitment campaign and applications will be processed prior to the closing date.

Duties of the Role

The Employee Relations Assistant will act as the first point of contact for all HR matters including first line advice as well as guidance on policy, processes and procedures. Working closely with colleagues across HR, this position will ensure a joined up and seamless service to our customers.

 

Responsibilities will include maintaining accurate employee records, producing new contracts of employment and making amendments to current contracts, undertaking right to work checks for new members of staff and providing advice and guidance across all visa types, ensuring compliance in line with Home Office legislation.

 

You will assist and support employees with queries relating to employee self-service, annual leave, leave of absence and HR policies, along with managing weekly and monthly reporting and complying with data protection and information security regulations.

 

Skills and Qualifications required

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of delivering excellent customer service, including giving advice to customers or colleagues, and a high level of IT competency. You will have relevant experience of working in an HR environment and/or applying HR knowledge, with proven administrative experience and demonstrable knowledge in delivering excellent customer service.

 

Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential, as well as high attention to detail and the ability to prioritise own workload to deal with a range of varied and competing tasks. Being able to manage and build relationships with colleagues at all levels is also key as you will be responsible for delivering an efficient and effective HR service.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly, fast-paced team engaged in a wide variety of operational activities.

 

Please click on the link to our website to view jobpack for a full list of duties and the person specification. Please refer to the essential criteria in the ‘Person Specification’ when demonstrating your suitability in your application.

 

People and Culture

As a section, People and Culture is working towards the agenda set out in our People Supporting Strategy, which is aimed at supporting the University’s strategic goals. This is an exciting time to join the team as we look to implement our new and ambitious five-year strategy.

 

The People and Culture section consists of three sub-sections, Employee Relations and Reward, Organisational Development and Workplace Health and Wellbeing.

 

We offer a competitive salary, flexible working options, development opportunities, on site nursery and many other benefits.

 

To make your application, please click on the link which will direct you through to our website. Please note that this advert is part of a rolling recruitment campaign, therefore applications are being reviewed and processed ahead of the closing date.

Duties of the role

We are looking for an experienced leader to join our friendly, established team. Reporting to the Assistant Employee Reward Manager you will be responsible for managing a small team processing monthly payrolls for over 4,000 staff as well as providing expert advice and guidance on pay and pension related queries.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following;

  • Provide support on payroll legislation and pension scheme rules
  • Timely and compliant running of the University payrolls and pension submissions
  • Advise on all matters relating to reward (including payroll and pensions)
  • Ensure payroll bank accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis
  • Monthly reconciliation of all pension contributions
  • Lead and manage a small team of Payroll and Pensions Administrators
  • Create and maintain payroll and pension related payroll procedures
  • Share specialist knowledge and expertise with other team members as appropriate
  • Working in a fast-paced environment you will ensure the University receives a first class payroll and pension service and maintains compliant processes.

 

Skills required

To be successful you will have experience of running gross to net payrolls in house and reconciliation of financial records, experience in administering occupational pension schemes, plus experience of gathering and interpreting complex requirements relating to external agencies.

It is essential that you have current knowledge of the payroll legislation, with the ability to review and improve payroll procedures. You will have excellent communication skills with outstanding attention to detail.

Please click on the link to our website to view jobpack for a full list of duties and the person specification. Please refer to the essential criteria in the ‘Person Specification’ when demonstrating your suitability in your application.

 

People and Culture

As a section, People and Culture is working towards the agenda set out in our People Supporting Strategy, which is aimed at supporting the University’s strategic goals. This is an exciting time to join the team as we look to implement our new and ambitious five-year strategy.

The People and Culture section consists of three sub-sections, Employee Relations and Reward, Organisational Development and Workplace Health and Wellbeing.

We offer a competitive salary, flexible working options, development opportunities, on site nursery and many other benefits.

To make your application, please click on the link which will direct you through to our website.

Client Payroll Administrator – Essex – £25000 – £33000 p.a

Key responsibilities will include assisting with the payroll processing of all aspects of a busy client payroll including statutory payments, year-end procedures, Tax Code changes and manual calculations.

The successful client payroll administrator should be able to demonstrate at least 12 months payroll experience, ideally gained from within a chartered accountancy, client payroll or bureau payroll environment.

So, if you are a motivated Client Payroll professional looking for your next opportunity to join a successful chartered accountancy firm offering great career progression then please apply now by sending us your CV, availability and salary expectations to us ASAP.

JGA Recruitment Group Ltd (“We”) are committed to equality of opportunity for all applications regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.  We strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.  We are also committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.  We are a specialist payroll, HR & Marketing recruitment agency and recruitment business as defined in the Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (our business).  These statements together with our privacy notices set out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

Payroll Team Leader – Essex- £38,000 +Benefits
 
JGA are currently recruiting on behalf of a hugely successful organisation who are seeking the services of a Payroll Team Leader to look after the day to day operational excellence of a large payroll team processing high volume weekly and monthly payrolls.

You will report into the Head of Payroll delivering both structure and strength to the overall payroll operation.

Payroll Team Leader – Responsibilities; 

  • Lead, motivate and manage a payroll team
  • Sound working knowledge of managing a high-volume, monthly payroll.
  • Ensuring service levels are met whilst maintaining strong relationships and an accurate payroll function.
  • Ensuring Payroll Compliance.
  • Balancing the payroll accounts by resolving payroll discrepancies.
  • CIPP preferred but my no means essential.

If you’d like to have an informal conversation or for further details, please don’t hesitate to contact Tom on 01727 800377.

 

JGA Recruitment Group Ltd (“We”) are committed to equality of opportunity for all applications regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

We are also committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.  We are a specialist payroll, HR & Marketing recruitment agency and recruitment business as defined in the Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (our business).

These statements together with our privacy notices set out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

Payroll Administrator – Essex – £26K

A leading Essex-based organisation are seeking the services of a 1st class, experienced Payroll Administrator to join their busy team.

Payroll Administrator – Key Responsibilities:

  • Processing end to end client payroll in a busy team.
  • Manage your own portfolio of complex clients.
  • Statutory payments – Statutory Sick Pay, Statutory Maternity Pay, PAYE and National Insurance etc.
  • Processing of Year End procedures.
  • Provide 1st line support for payroll queries.
  • Liaise with HMRC when required.
  • Process Tax Code changes.
  • Manual calculations.

 

Payroll Administrator – Qualifications: 

  • 1-2 years’ experience working in a busy payroll function.
  • Grade C and above at GCSE English & Maths.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, working within a team and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to multi-task.

 

If you are a motivated Payroll professional looking for your next opportunity to join a successful firm who invest in their people and promote within, please don’t hesitate to apply now!

 

JGA Recruitment Group Ltd. (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We are a specialist Payroll & HR recruitment agency and recruitment business as defined in the Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (our business). This statement together with our privacy notice sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.