Payroll Compliance Officer Full Time

  • University of Kent

This is an exciting opportunity for a Payroll compliance specialist to join the Payroll team at the University of Kent.  You will ensure the ongoing compliance of the University Payroll Office with key statutory obligations and regulatory guidance.  You will need to maintain a high level of current knowledge on all aspects of Payroll regulation and be able to interpret complex requirements and apply these to the University operations and identify areas where improvement or change is required.

As Payroll Compliance Officer you will:

provide support and guidance to University Schools and Departments on undertaking employment assessments
ensure full compliance with current payroll legislation and University contractual obligations and confirm the accurate calculation and reporting to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
work with the Payroll management team to develop University procedures

To succeed in this role you will have: 

a professional qualification in pensions or payroll administration
proven experience of working in a payroll/pensions environment and the procedures relating to payroll compliance
experience with using an integrated HR/payroll system such as that supplied by Northgate Arinso or any other mainstream software house

The Finance Department aims to provide, in a cost efficient, professional and timely manner, services that allow the University to meet its statutory financial obligations and internal financial management objectives.

Its main focus is to provide the University as a whole (represented by its Governing Body, Council) and individuals holding budget responsibility with financial services and advice. This includes the payment of bills and salaries and collection of monies owed to the University. The Department is also required to ensure that the University operates its affairs within the various external financial and tax regulations and ensure that the University’s financial records satisfy external audit.

The Department is located principally in the Registry Building on the University of Kent Canterbury campus, with additional offices in Darwin College, and has approximately 70 members of staff. It is organised into sections that deal with one or more of the core functions.

How to apply

For further information, and to apply for this position, please visit our website. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter.

Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

Closing date for applications: June 24th, 2018. Interviews are to be held: July 18th/19th, 2018

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