Payroll Officer

Job Title: Payroll Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Exeter, Devon
Salary: Up to £12.00 per hour
Start Date: Immediate
Reference: 202711_1551170624
Contact Name: Judyta Celewicz
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 26, 2019 08:43

Job Description

Full time experienced pay roll officer for the Public Sector required in Exeter.

We are seeking someone who is self-motivated, flexible and well organised with experience of working to tight deadlines. The successful candidate will need to have good numeracy and literacy skills with good attention to detail and knowledge of HMRC legislation. Must have payroll experience.

Start date: 4th of March 2019

End date: 2nd of August 2019

Full time, Monday - Friday

Pay rate: £12.00/h

The Level 2 Payroll Officer is a member of Employee Operations, which performs the day to day input of Payroll changes, as part of a cost effective Payroll service to customers, managers, members of the Local Authority and external customers.

Responsibilities of the Payroll Officer will include:

  • Ensuring timely and accurate payroll data input on to the in-house system.
  • Mentoring a group of Level 1 Payroll Officers and developing their understanding in Payroll knowledge and skills.
  • Check the input of Level 1 and 2 Payroll Officers.
  • Calculation of emergency payments.
  • Telephone, letter and e-mail enquiries on difficult payroll issues e.g. complex National Insurance, Pension and Income Tax queries and complex salary and sickness calculation questions.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English

Key skills:

  • Experience of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Be willing to put the needs of the team above one's own job requirements during peak periods.
  • Experience of working within a payroll/finance function.
  • Experience of payroll input.
  • Be willing to put the needs of the team above one's own job requirements during peak periods.
  • Experience of working to strict deadlines and following procedures in a customer focused environment.
  • Ability to interpret requests and take responsibility for their completion as well as own work.
  • Excellent decision making, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills, encouraging the sharing of information and ideas (Verbal and written).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various levels of management, colleagues and customers.
  • Knowledge of of H.M. Revenue and Customs regulations and their application to the payroll function.

Desirable skills:

  • Working in a public sector environment.
  • Experience of an HR information Management System.
  • Experience of ORACLE/SAP.
  • Good knowledge of a specialist HR area e.g. Payroll Operation and Compliance, Pay & Grading issues.
  • Knowledge of other Statutory regulations.

For further details, including the job description and selection criteria please contact our Tiverton Branch on 01884 242 255 or email your CV on