Senior Payments Assistant

  • Location
    Wimbledon, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 13.19 - £ 13.49 / Hour
  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Payroll
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference

Adecco are currently recruiting for a SENIOR PAYMENTS ASSITANT to work for a Local Authority in WANDSWORTH.

Senior Payments Assistant


Full Time - 36 hours per week

Temporary role - Minimum 3 months

£13.49 per hour


  • Responsible to the Payments Team Leader for full range of payment duti


  • Produces monthly timetables for the Payments Team Leader, informing him/her of Payroll deadlines for the month and ensuring that all deadlines are met.

  • Receives all printouts from payroll runs, balances control totals, carries out feasibility checks on payroll including spot checks on individual payment Checks all supporting documents for Starters and Leavers on all payrolls. In the case of discrepancies, consults with the Payroll Manager on the need to re-run payrolls.

  • Sends BACS payments for all payroll

  • Responsible for balancing the payroll/accountancy interface files and ensuring that they reach Accounting Services by the agreed deadlines.

  • Prepares emergency BACS files in respect of all emergency payments

  • Responsible for the maintenance and reporting of records for third party payments in respect of deductions from payroll for attachment of earnings paid to Courts, rents and Council Tax for Local Authorities, DEO, DEA, CSA, GAYE, HAS, Season Tickets, AVCs and all other third party payments.


  • Produces daily, weekly and fortnightly BACS payment files, for amounts up to £10,000,000 & transmits by BACS softwar Print remittance advices.


  • Responsible for submission of payslips files to CFH for printing.

  • Makes payments of amounts deducted from payroll for tax and National Insurance to HMRC.

  • Responsible for processing recalls from banks and building societies as requested by the payroll section and ensures that returned monies are correctly allocated. Informs payroll section and ensures that returned amounts are re-issued or written back on the payroll system.

  • Assists with the end of year reconciliation on all monthly payrolls, as well as submission of P60 files to CFH. Assists with the administration of P11Ds.

  • Responsible for advising and liaising with Equinity Paymaster with regards to overseas pension payments.

  • Produces statistics and other printed output for each department from payroll and distributes to all departments as appropriate

  • Monitors the procedures of the payroll team and the council's own systems to ensure that proper financial controls are exercised in relation to payroll expenditure

  • Checks all payroll input on a random basis ensuring that details input by payroll are correct.

  • Liaises with appropriate officer for authorising BACS submissions in relation to Academy Payroll

  • Raises Manually raises payments for Child Care deductions, Tax & NI.

  • Responsible for raising customer accounts & invoices on the Council's accounts receivable system.

  • Responsible for creating requisitions on the Council's procurement system.

  • Undertakes other duties appropriate with the grade as directed by the Head of Payroll and Payments

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Please apply with your CV to: Sadie Nunn