Payroll Assistant

  • Confidential
  • Forfar DD8, UK
  • 05 Nov, 2021
Seasonal Accounting

Job Description

Payroll Assistant
Remote Working
Temporary - 5 Months
Full-time - 36.25hrs Per Week

Our public sector client has an immediate requirement for a Payroll Assistant to join their team with immediate effect on a temporary basis for 5 months. The position is remote based, offices are located in Forfar but the successful applicant will work from home. This is a full time position working Monday to Friday, 36.25 hours per week.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Assist in the interpretation, inputting, checking and processing of a variety of payroll data, ensuring that the data is in accordance with laid down guidance, conditions of service and legislation.
Provide a day-to-day support to the team leader in meeting the demands of payroll processing.
Maintain employee/worker information on the computerised payroll system.
Return incorrectly submitted data forms to the originating department for adjustment and re-submission.
Input and check temporary payroll data and refer any amendments or input errors to the team leader.
Meet all deadlines as per pre-arranged schedules and/or as directed by the team leader.
Deal with general enquiries relating to payroll activity, referring any difficult or complex matters to the team leader.
Complete questionnaires received from external agencies, e.g. HMRC.
Assist with updating payroll forms and related documentation.
Ensure filing is kept up-to-date enabling ready access for enquiry purposes.
Sort and distribute payslips and various other attachments, including the maintenance of labels.
Assist in the collation, preparation and/or maintenance of information for statutory and non-statutory returns.
Maintain monthly and quarterly absence statistics for divisional and corporate reports.
Distribute and monitor all payroll stock, advising the team leader when stocks are low.
Assist with the completion of periodic reports e.g part-time additional hours, as directed.
Create, prepare and use Word documents and Excel spreadsheets as required.
Essential Criteria:
Recent experience in a payroll or staffing environment, with associated administration and clerical experience
Competent in the use of Microsoft Office packages, particularly, Word, Excel and Outlook
Experience of using a payroll or personnel system
Knowledge of conditions of service and/or policy application
Knowledge of current PAYE, National Insurance and other related statutory legislation
Good oral and written communication skills
Good interpersonal skills
Good organisational and time management skills
Ability to produce accurate work
Ability to meet deadlines
Ability to work in a team as well as alone with minimum supervision.
To be considered for this role, please apply online now with your up to date CV