Payroll Assistant

Job Title: Payroll Assistant
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Livingston
Salary: £10.33 per hour
Start Date: 2019-05-29 00:00:00
Reference: 082104781
Contact Name: Anamaria Colceriu
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 29, 2019 12:26

Job Description

Pertemps Scotland Ltd are working with our client in West Lothian to recruit for Payroll Assistant on a temporary basis for around 2 months. The roles are full time and the rate of pay is £10.33 per hour.

Key Tasks:
  • The accurate update of payroll related information to the council's HR/Payroll systems including, but not limited to, processing of new starts, leavers and changes, timesheets, and student loan deductions.
  • Calculating and process sickness and maternity/paternity/adoption payments.
  • Processing and reconciliation of pay runs, reviewing exception reports, checking integrity of figures and process any non BACS payments.
  • Update of statutory information received from HMRC, DWP, Lothian Pension Fund and Scottish Public Sector Pension Authority.
  • Calculation of payroll advances and adjustments.
  • Work with spreadsheets and other software and reporting tools.
  • Investigating and resolving under/overpayments in line with council policy.
  • Prepare pension documentation as required by both the local government and teachers pension schemes.
  • Dealing with enquiries from councillors, employees and statutory bodies. Complete enquiry forms for relevant agencies within agreed timescales.
  • Record and process verbal/email enquiries from the HR/Payroll helpline on a rotated basis, referring to appropriate officer as required,
  • Participate as required in developmental projects to review and implement service delivery improvements.

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge:

  • Educated to higher level or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of payroll processes and statutory regulations.
  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Tact, diplomacy and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information.
  • Understanding of the Data Protection Act
  • Conversant with Inland Revenue and DSS regulations.
  • Good PC and keyboard skills.
  • Previous experience of working in payroll or finance checking area

  • Experience of using HR/Payroll data base CHRIS21
  • Experience of local authority/public sector payroll

Other Essential Information
  • As the unit is small, there will be a requirement for the post holder to be flexible between the payroll input and control functions.

Please apply online.