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Senior Payroll Officer

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 19, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Reed accountancy are excited to be working with a fantastic organisation who are looking to hire a Senior Payroll Officer on a full-time permanent basis to oversee their dedicated Payroll team. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering an excellent payroll service, ensuring staff and pensioners are paid accurately and on time. This role requires a detail-oriented individual with strong leadership skills and a comprehensive understanding of payroll systems and statutory payroll requirements.

Day-to-day of the role:
  • Supervise the Payroll team, including a senior payroll officer and one payroll officer, to ensure timely and accurate payroll processing.
  • Verify payroll input in the integrated HR/Payroll system and complete monthly payroll reconciliations.
  • Administer pension schemes and ensure compliance with statutory returns and payments.
  • Manage payroll-related queries and process various claims and deductions accurately.
  • Update PAYE and NI records in the payroll system for legislative changes.
  • Process advanced payments under exceptional circumstances with the approval of delegated authorities.
  • Monitor employee absences and process payments for maternity, paternity, and adoption entitlements.
  • Handle staff leaver information and communicate with applicable pension schemes.

Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Proven experience in payroll supervision or a similar role.
  • Strong knowledge of payroll legislation, including PAYE and NIC.
  • Ability to manage a team and work to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidential and accurate records in accordance with statutory requirements.

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Substantial pension contribution
  • Various Discounts
  • Hybrid working

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in this role, and I will be in touch to discuss in further detail.

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