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Payroll Assistant

Posted 26 days ago by Pertemps
Location Livingston Job Type Temporary
Salary £10.33 - £11.63 per hour Sector Miscellaneous
Pertemps Scotland Ltd are working with our client in West Lothian to recruit for Payroll Asistant on a temporary basis for around 3 months. The roles are full time and the rate of pay is between £10.33 - £11.63 per hour depending on experience.

Purpose of the Job
To assist in the process of calculating and disbursing salaries for employees, pensioners and other individuals approved by the council.

Job Scope
The post forms part of a team responsible for the update and maintenance of electronic HR and payroll records. The team operates to strict audit standards and works within pre-defined practices and procedures. The application of employees' Condition of Service and the Statutory Regulations governing payroll is an essential part of the team's function and the post-holder is expected to have a working knowledge in this area.

Principal Accountabilities/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

Essential
Educated to higher level or equivalent.
Experience of working within a busy and fast paced Payroll department
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 GDPR
Conversant with Inland Revenue and DSS regulations.
Excellent PC and keyboard skills.

Desirable
Experience of using HR/Payroll data base CHRIS21 or iTrent
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.

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