Payroll Technical Specialist – Financial Services

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Payroll Technical Specialist – Financial Services
Preston, Lancashire
Interim Position

Lancashire RQ828838

Posted: 3rd March 2023 08:52
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £148.00 per day PAYE depending on experience TBC

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months

  • Preston, Lancashire,

    PR1 8XJ

What's involved with this role:

Interim Payroll Technical Specialist – Financial Services

Reference no:  Lancashire RQ828838

Pay Rate: Up to £148.00 per day PAYE depending on experience TBC 

This opening assignment is for 2 months

The primary purpose of the role is to control and develop the payroll systems, running processes and all related technical processes to provide a high quality, accurate and timely function for a range of clients and in accordance with their statutory, legislative and contractual obligations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To schedule, generate and administer payroll system routines for all customers and produce associated output and reports for third parties.
  • Provide support regarding the reconciliation of payroll expenditure including PAYE, NIC and Pension Contributions.
  • Assist in the investigation and reporting of complaints and queries, providing for effective solutions to issues, escalating where necessary.
  • Provide technical support and expertise on complex payroll and pension matters and systems to all officers of LCC and its customers.
  • Provide input to project plans and estimations of resource requirements, completing project work within cost, time and to the required quality.
  • Provide technical support on the payroll implications of service developments, new legislation, local and corporate initiatives, and to challenge and influence discussions in order to ensure effective decision making.
  • Produce accurate, meaningful and timely management information covering a range of payroll functions.
  • Assist with the development and co-ordination of testing and implementation of technological solutions to support new legislation and business objectives.
  • Proactively engage with appropriate internal and external user groups, ICT teams, key stakeholders and third parties.
  • Participate in the development of user communication and training materials and deliver user training as appropriate.
  • Provide effective staff training and development focusing on quality standards and outputs.
  • Lead the continuous review of processes and procedures within the service to ensure effective and efficient service delivery, in line with LCC standards and quality frameworks.


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



  1. 4 GCSE's or equivalent (A-C) including Maths and English.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Experience of working in a service delivery/customer focused environment
  3. Use of IT, and Management Information Systems in particular, in supporting processes including management information
  4. Experience of working independently with relevant specialised systems/software
  5. Experience of working to Key Performance Indicators and deadlines
  6. Experience of working within a Payroll environment.
  7. Good numeracy and literacy skills and proficiency in IT packages and systems (e.g. Microsoft Office)
  8. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with customers and colleagues both orally and in writing
  9. Ability to prioritise workload to meet required timescales and levels of accuracy, with minimal supervision and excellent administrative and organisational skills.
  10. Understand the significance of data integrity in business processing and ability to work consistently within frameworks and procedures.


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.

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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.


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Job Ref: Lancashire RQ828838
Payroll Technical Specialist – Financial Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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