Payroll Processing Officer

England, Essex, Chelmsford
18 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Please note this is a fixed term contract / secondment opportunity until the end of June 2020.

About Us

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We're immensely proud of our flexible working options.

About The Team

The Payroll team provides a comprehensive service using technology to better support our employees and enable an empowered self-service and support function.

The Payroll Processing Officer will provide a high-quality payroll and transactional service, using business knowledge to support internal and external customers, dealing with a high volume of diverse transactions and working to strict deadlines.
The Opportunity

We are offering a fixed term contract until June 2020. The role is responsible for delivering analytical processing, so will require strong systems knowledge to undertake planning and delivery of our monthly payroll processing. Working as part of a small team team, proactively managing own workload, taking initiative and using personal judgement to resolve internal and external customer issues.

You will be responsible for generating the monthly payroll timetable, including planning and alignment with other processes to ensure delivery within timeframes. Running payroll processes, incuding the upload of data and report creation within specific parameters, to quality check data input and ensure that monthly statutory reporting requirements are adhered to, together with file manipulation for Full Payment Submission (FPS) and Employee Payment Submission (EPS) files to ensure accuracy of data.

Participating in the planning and running of user acceptance testing to deliver regular system software updates and those relating to incident fixes.

About You

You will have experience of working with computerised payroll systems with good analytical skills and attention to detail when inputting complex data and able to work methodically to follow a schedule.

Holding strong communication skills with the ability to build effective working relationships, across the wider organisation and respond positively to concerns

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.