Payroll Specialist – Chelmsford – Up to £33,350 p/a Full Time

  • Essex County Council



Payroll Specialist

Up to £33,350 per annum

Permanent, Full time – 37 hours

Location: Chelmsford

Ref: 26782


About Us

Essex County Council are looking for a Payroll Specialist, a role that includes supporting colleagues alongside external customers.  Ensuring operational activities, systems and processes are compliant with legislation, corporate policies and data standards whilst contributing to the on-going development of the Payroll Service.


The Payroll team provides a comprehensive service using technology to better support our employees and enable an empowered self-service and support function.


This position requires a high level of understanding of UK Payroll and Pension legislation knowledge including auto-enrolment, real time reporting and all aspects of payroll including HMRC compliance, tax/NI calculations, and statutory deductions. Supporting the Payroll team in identifying training gaps develop and deliver additional training as required.


Committed to keeping up to date with legislation changes and working with colleagues to support end to end system testing by writing test scripts to ensure the testing of systems and processes are appropriate.  Accuracy and attention to detail is crucial in this role as well as having strong numerical skills, and a thorough working knowledge of Excel, in particular being able to manipulate and analyse data.


About You

This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who shares our drive for continuous improvement, coupled with a passion for delivering effective and efficient services for our customers.


You will have significant experience in HMRC compliance with a good working knowledge of pensions, preferably in the public sector. In addition have a good working knowledge of complex pay queries including the use of payroll systems. Delivering specialist technical payroll advice across the council you will be involved in delivering statutory changes and reporting including the development of our systems and testing.


As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service.  The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate.  This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained.


Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees.  More information can be found on our career site.


Closing date: 5 February 2020.


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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.


We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

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