Payroll Officer

  • Location
    Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
  • Salary
    £ 24500 - £ 28000 / Year
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Accountancy
  • External Reference
    BLC/PAYROLL/NOTTS
  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Payroll

JOB PURPOSE



  • To underpin the delivery of the Force goals, by ensuring that all resource is in the right place at the right time, performing at the required standard.

  • Ensure the entire payroll functions required to pay the 4000 employees of the force, each month, are carried out accurately and on time. Liasing with payroll suppliers, personnel teams, employees and other outside bodies such as the HM Revenue & Customs, Benefits agencies etc

  • Be responsible for ensuring that all notifications received into the section are correctly authorised and in line with Force Regulations and audit requirements.

  • To facilitate a central point of contact for all Police and Local Government Pensions queries for both police officers and staff ensure pension regulations are met at all times.


PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES




  • To maintain an up to-date working knowledge of HM Revenue & Customs legislation affecting all statutory payments and deductions in order to calculate net pay for Police Officers and Police Staff.




  • To fully understand and be able to apply Police Regulations, Police Staff Terms and Conditions, Force Policies and local agreements in relation to pay, overtime and allowances.



  • To communicate at all levels with all parties to challenge instructions and answer pay and allowance queries internally and with outside agencies


  • To interpret and apply regulations and force policies giving advice and guidance to divisions and line managers on all payroll matters.



  • To be fully conversant with the on-line payroll system in order to input data to produce both Police Officer and Police Staff payrolls, establishing procedures and routines to calculate and check payrolls in-line with Audit recommendations.


  • To partner with our People Services Department to ensure accuracy at all times and be able to offer advise for quick and effective remediation of queries.




  • To be fully conversant with the reporting tools and data tables in order to create and run ad-hoc management reports.




  • To schedule workloads including overtime data, payrolls and expenses run in line with agreed timetables and deadlines.



  • To be fully conversant with the Police Pensions regulations and Local Government Pension Scheme in order to provide guidance on pension procedures developing a professional working relationship with external suppliers and provide Financial information in-order for Pensions to be calculated


  • To consult with all appropriate bodies including the Home Office and HMRC to determine and clarify the interpretation of terms and condition affecting pay and allowances.




  • In the event of overpayments, liaise with People Services and legal departments, where necessary to arrange prompt recovery of monies owed and negotiate with the relevant parties.




  • Liaise with the People Services and finance teams over the efficient sharing of payroll and human resources data for the benefit of the Force.




  • Completing earnings enquiries, returns and national statistics surveys on behalf of the force.




  • To participate in the Force PDR process and take responsibility for identifying your own professional and career development needs.




KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE



  • The post holder must have 3 years previous experience in a payroll office

  • The post holder must have a thorough understanding of Inland Revenue legislation in relation to pay and deductions

  • The post holder must have experience of gross to net calculations, Statutory Sick, Maternity, Paternity pay, tax credits, student loans and court orders

  • The post holder must have experience and knowledge of computer based payroll systems, including integrated HR & Payroll, spreadsheets, word processing, data bases and reporting tools.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES



  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and will be confident when challenging and/or disseminating advice and concise guidelines.

  • The post holder must be highly motivated, self-confident, enthusiastic, and able to work with on their own initiative with the minimum of supervision and as part of a team

  • The post holder must be able to prioritise work loads and have the ability to work to strict deadlines

  • Be willing and able to participate in the training of new members of staff to the section.


EDUCATION/QUALIFICATION



  • Will be encouraged to study towards CIPP or similar qualification or with relevant years of experience














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