Payroll Officer – Financial

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Payroll Officer - Financial
Contract / Temporary

Bradford 5225193

Posted: 9th March 2023 14:57
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.47 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Payroll Officer - Financial   

Reference no: Bradford 5225193   

Pay rate £12.47 per hour PAYE   

This opening assignment is for 1 month 

To assist in the provision of diverse Payroll functions to ensure an effective and responsive service to strict deadlines including the processing of pay to gross and gross to net, maintenance of accurate employee records using both IT and manual systems and provide advice, support and guidance on payroll related issues 

Key responsibilities: 


  • Ensure the prompt processing of all payroll related conditions of service issues to agreed deadlines including but not limited to salaries, increments, pay awards, overpayments, expenses and allowances in accordance with the relevant local arrangements, legislation and audit key controls.  
  • Provide professional advice and guidance on all payroll related matters.  
  • Assist in the instruction and on the job training of staff which may involve individual development training and support with new or less experienced members of staff   
  • Accurately operate and advise on the use of the SAP system in payroll contexts.  
  • Ensure that any overpayments are processed efficiently, effectively and according to set policies to allow for timely recovery.  
  • Report any suspicions of irregular or fraudulent activity to the Payroll Team Manager for appropriate action  
  • To assist in the development of systems and procedures which act as a source of both accurate and efficient payroll processing in order to produce management information.  
  • To assist in supporting managers on pay related Conditions of Service issues.  
  • Work closely with the Corporate Recruitment and Redeployment Team to ensure efficient systems are in place for setting up and paying new employees.  
  • To carry out other duties as required, which are reasonable in terms of the nature and level of the post 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • 5 GCSE’s at grade A*-C (including Maths and English) or equivalent or NVQ Level 2 in Business and Administation or equivalent skill level OR At least 12 months experience working in an office environment involving public contact 
  • Knowledge of payroll processes and financial processes 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of available voluntary deduction that an employee may select and the methods to access them 
  • Knows and understands how to use, interpret, handle and communicate large volumes of often complex and detailed information, and relay it to service users/stakeholders in writing and or over the phone/face to face 
  • Ability to adopt a process of continual improvement and suggest ways of working more efficient and effectively to improve service delivery 
  • Ability to interpret employee pay and conditions of employment to calculate gross pay, identifying the elements of pay subject to voluntary and statutory deductions 
  • Ability to adopt a process of continual improvement and suggest ways of working more efficient and effectively to improve service delivery 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: Bradford 5225193
Payroll Officer - Financial
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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Job Ref: Bradford 5225193
Payroll Officer - Financial
Client Category: Local Authority

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