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Pensions and Payroll Officer

Role: Payroll and Pensions Officer

Location: Northamptonshire - hybrid working

Type: Permanent

Salary: £23,817 with pay increases every year to £26,000

Pensions and Payroll Officer required to join a friendly and dynamic organisation based in Northamptonshire. My client is looking for an enthusiastic individual to assist in the preparation and improvement of pensions and payroll services at a local level.

In return, this organisation provides flexible working, a generous pension and holiday scheme and pay increases every year.

As a Pensions and Payroll Officer you will be responsible to;

  • Report to the Deputy Payroll Manager to assist in ensuring that legislative, pension and reporting requirements are met
  • Review the Control documents and reconciliations to aid the delivery of accurate and timely pay runs
  • Establish effective communication channels with key stakeholders
  • To assist in the testing of any future payroll system change or patching to ensure correct calculation of pay and pension scheme contributions
  • To collate pension and salary information in relation to pension queries, such as preparation of Immediate Detriment applications. Preparation and submission of leaving certificates to the relevant pension scheme and assist with pension year end returns
  • To input and or import payroll data, coordinate all aspects of the monthly payroll output, including reconciliations and BACS payments. Ensuring that the Force meets its statutory requirements for National Insurance, Tax, Pensions and Statutory Pay (SSP, SMP, SPP, SAP etc.).
  • To manage and ensure that customers pay queries, receive an accurate and timely response and are dealt with in a professional and customer centric approach
  • To monitor and process pay-related queries received via service queues, pension portal(s) and direct emails/calls in line with service level agreements.

Required skills and experience of the Finance Officer:

  • Experience of running and administering a monthly payroll
  • Substantial experience of developing excellent customer relationships
  • Good working knowledge of payroll, tax, pensions and employment law working in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018
  • Good knowledge of Defined Benefit Pension schemes and information required by pension providers.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise conflicting tasks for self in order to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of computerised payroll system, including input preparation and report writing
  • Good knowledge of Defined Benefit Pension schemes
  • Highly developed numeracy skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within and outside the organisation, including the ability to influence positively and communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • A level of awareness of equality and diversity issues appropriate to the level of this post

If you believe you have the necessary skills, ambition and experience for the Finance Officer role, please apply now, or contact Jessi Pabla at Sellick Partnership. With the department workload increasing due to success of the organisation, my client is looking for a relatively quick appointment.

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