This will act as a guide and you may have specific requirements that relate to your business and sector.
Below is a list of key duties we’d expect to see when putting together a job description for a Payroll Officer:
- Start to finish processing and reviewing of UK payroll ensuring all time frames are met.
- Be able to carry out manual calculations (SSP, SMP, Tax, NI, Overpayments).
- Assist with the year-end process including producing P11D/P9D.
- Sound working knowledge of RTI and auto-enrolment.
- To collect and process timesheets on a weekly basis.
- To accurately manage the absence records on the system.
- Deal with staff queries about pay dates, absences, timesheets, enquiries regarding pay amounts and escalating them as appropriate.
- Keep abreast of any changes in UK legislation to ensure the Company is compliant at all times.
- Ability to manage UK payroll processes independently.
- Up to date knowledge and administration of UK job retention scheme (desirable).
- Ad hoc payroll duties.
- Processing statutory payment, attachment orders and other earnings/deductions through company benefit schemes.
Below is a list of key qualifications we’d expect to see when putting together a job description for a Payroll Officer:
- Sector background is strongly preferential
- Excellent numeracy and literacy skills
- Exceptional organisational skills
- A keen eye for detail and accuracy
- Strong level of Excel
- Knowledge of current HMRC legislation
- Strong communication skills
- Service levels and deadline orientated
- Highly motivated
- Ability to use own initiative
- Quick learner
- Ability to work well within a team and independently
- Ability to work to stringent deadlines