Payroll Information and Systems Officer Full Time

  • University of Brighton

Finance Department

Location: Brighton – Moulsecoomb

Salary: £29,605 to £32,982 per annum

Closing Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

Reference: FI5086-24-147


In this interesting and varied post, you will be responsible for providing excellent support in the delivery of the effective, timely and proactive use of Payroll systems and information provision to the Payroll Team, Finance Department, and wider university.


You will lead on payroll and pension related projects (both technical and not so), suggesting ways to improve or automate processes and implement developments that will add value, save time, or increase data quality, using Excel skills to integrate and organise reports from and to our payroll software and from other sources such as Business Objects and VT2000.


Acting as the primary recipient of payroll related reporting data requests you will take ownership and use several reporting tools to provide accurate and timely data to internal and external customers such as our pension providers, on an ad hoc, monthly, or annual basis.


You will also provide back up for the payroll systems helpdesk and ensure that related queries and instructions have been actioned in a timely fashion and supporting other members of the team as workloads fluctuate.


To succeed, you will need:

  • Ability to utilise a wide range of functions in Excel.
  • Experience of working and prioritising several projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to handle confidential data and information in a sensitive and professional way.
  • To work both independently and collaboratively to achieve results.
  • The ability to spot and investigate anomalies in relevant data extracts.
  • An understanding of good project management and multi-stakeholder planning.


This is a full-time, permanent post.


Further details:

The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive environment for all staff regardless of age, disability, family or caring responsibilities, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief (including non-belief), sex and sexual orientation. We embrace equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment and are committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive community. We particularly encourage applicants from Minority Ethnic backgrounds because the University is under-represented by Minority Ethnic staff.


For the vast majority of our roles, we operate an agile working system with time split between working on campus and at the employee’s home. It is the University’s expectation that home working will take place within the UK.


Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.

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