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Remote Payroll Officer

Hays A&F
England, Hertfordshire, Watford
£13.0 - £14.0 per hour + £14 Per Hour
Closing date
Mar 27, 2024

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Are you passionate about maintaining the financial well-being of an organisation while ensuring confidentiality and accuracy? We are seeking a Payroll Specialist to join my client, a charity based in Watford. As a payroll professional, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring that our staff members receive accurate and timely compensation.

  • Database Management:
  • Maintain and update our integrated eHR/payroll database.
  • Effect changes to salary, statutory adjustments, and collective modifications.
  • Review staff expense claim forms and validate receipts in alignment with our expenses policy and HMRC regulations.
  • Take corrective measures when necessary to ensure timely and accurate payments to existing and new staff.
  • Statutory Compliance:
  • Process statutory notifications and payments (e.g., SMP, SSP).
  • Handle voluntary deductions, third-party payments, and occupational entitlements.
  • Ensure precise calculations to maintain compliance.
  • Administer pension contribution changes according to Action for Children policies and auto-enrolment laws.
  • Effective Communication:
  • Communicate professionally (both verbally and in writing) with internal staff and external bodies (e.g., HMRC).
  • Strive for satisfactory resolutions in all interactions.
  • Service Excellence:
  • Adhere to agreed service standards.
  • Maintain detailed audit trails of actions taken and changes implemented.
  • Handle enquiries from solicitors, financial institutions, and social security agencies.
  • Address escalated queries from other internal teams.


  • Experience: 2 years in payroll administration.
  • Knowledge: Familiarity with statutory regulations, payroll processes, and pension schemes.
  • Skills:
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Proficiency in payroll software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Oracle and Itrent Experience required.

The role is a remote role with a need to come into the Watford Office once every few months.

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