Payroll Officer

Job Title: Payroll Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Newport, Wales
Salary: £11 - £13 per hour
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH26345_1617874762
Contact Name: Taijaan deCordova
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 08, 2021 10:39

Job Description

SC Cleared Payroll Officer - Central Government

Newport - working from home for the foreseeable

6 months

£11 - £13 per hour - 37 hours a week, Inside IR35


Job Description

We are recruiting for a Payroll Officer who will be responsible for making accurate changes to our payroll and dealing with payroll related queries from staff and other agencies.


  • An ability to provide staff with expert, accurate and professional advice on payroll related matters.
  • Building and maintaining productive relationships with contacts, including senior staff.
  • Ensuring correct and accurate pay details are entered on our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and the payroll, meeting the monthly payroll closure timetable.
  • Reviewing information for quality; identifying and resolving data discrepancies.
  • Ensuring the correct treatment of transactions within the payroll.
  • The ability to work as part of a team with mutual goals.
  • Scrutinising information received, providing effective challenge when appropriate.
  • Monitoring information received in relation to internal rules and limits; identifying when limits are at risk of breach.
  • Producing clear and robust explanations to pay queries.
  • Working flexibly across the team and adapting direction quickly in order to meet changing priorities and demands.

Job specific criteria (skills and experience)

  • ESSENTIAL - Good knowledge of payroll principles and the ability to apply this in day-to-day role.
  • ESSENTIAL - Good communication and relationship building skills; comfortable dealing with senior staff.
  • ESSENTIAL - An ability to understand and solve problems with some support from others.
  • DESIRABLE - Payroll qualification equivalent to NVQ level 3

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