Temp Specialist Payroll Reconciliation Officer / Administration

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Temp Specialist Payroll Reconciliation Officer / Administration
Contract / Temporary

WNC 8936-D

Posted: 16th June 2022 17:35
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.00 per hour PAYE, negotiable

  • Hours per Week:

    up to 35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • Northampton,

    NN1 1ED

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Specialist Payroll Reconciliation Officer

Job Ref: WNC 8936-D

Hybrid role / Part-time hours considered

Rate may be negotiable for the right candidates – please state pay expectation clearly on your CV

To administrate payroll reconciliation and third-party payments across multi clients including Statutory and Voluntary deductions and Pensions reporting. The post holder will use knowledge and the ability to understand complex calculation of Tax, National Insurance and Pension contributions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide operational services within the payroll team across all clients and work closely with the Service Delivery Manager, keeping them informed of staff, process, system or performance issues and take responsibility for resolving issues or recommending options for resolving them as appropriate.
  • Ensure that all payroll reconciliations and third-party payments across multi clients are processed accurately, within specified deadlines and to audit requirements, thus ensuring all employees statutory and voluntary deductions are paid accurately and on time.
  • Ensure operational service priorities are met and customer and audit requirements are adhered to through effective workflow management.
  • Respond to and resolve complex enquires, requests and queries within the agreed service standard and according to operational procedures.
  • Accountable for ensuring compliance of changes to Pension regulations is maintained and adhered to.
  • Face to face meetings with customers and business areas responding to and resolving complex queries to mitigate complaints escalating further.


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


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Finance qualification or equivalent by experience.
  • Working within finance or payroll.
  • Control Account reconciliation.
  • Developing system user guides and training documentation for new systems and processes.
  • Proven customer service background with experience of conflict resolution, negotiation and diplomacy skills.
  • Third-party payments experience (desirable).


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of Oracle/SAP and / or Agresso ERP Systems (desirable).
  • Knowledge of Local Government and Teachers Pensions (desirable).
  • Ability to understand and interpret national legislation, policies and guidance to ensure processes are compliant with national requirements and Local Government Financial Regulations.
  • Knowledge of GDPR.
  • Able to collate, produce, and present information relating to the team's activities using statistical data to enhance understanding and decision making.
  • Experience of working independently scheduling and prioritising own work to meet service requirements improvements and manage change in a controlled way.
  • Excellent IT skills with good knowledge of Microsoft office applications and excellent Microsoft Excel knowledge.


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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: WNC 8936-D
Temp Specialist Payroll Reconciliation Officer / Administration
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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