Payroll Officer - Essex

£25,000 per annum - Accounts
Ref: 2245 Date Posted: Tuesday 12 Jan 2021
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Our client, a Vehicle Dealership in the CM postcode area of Essex is currently recruiting for a Payroll Officer to join their Accounts Department. The salary on offer is £25k and working hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm.


  • Processing monthly payrolls;
  • Liaising with departmental managers and external accountants when required;
  • Identifying and resolving discrepancies in all payroll areas;
  • Inputting salaries and hours onto relevant software (e.g. SAGE) including commission, bonus, overtime, holidays and unpaid leave;
  • Calculating and inputting amounts relating to SSP, SMP, SPP and SAP;
  • Adding, updating and removing employees from payroll including producing P45’s for leavers;
  • Adding AOE’s and DEA’s to employee records;
  • Sending payment schedules to accounts for payment each month;
  • Completing payroll reports for record-keeping and managerial review purposes;
  • Production of Auto-enrolment pension reports;
  • Complying with GDPR and other relevant legislation regarding confidentiality of pay and personal records of colleagues;
  • Distribution of commission/bonus reports, pay slips and post within strict deadlines;
  • Answering queries regarding wages, deductions, attendance and time records;
  • Compiling, checking and summarising staff expenses;
  • Updating payment templates on various platforms for new staff and changes to personal details;
  • Setting up template payments;

About You:

  • Experience within a similar role and processing payrolls;
  • An understanding of payroll software packages including SAGE;
  • An understanding of GDPR and relevant legislation;
  • A good understanding of Microsoft packages including Excel;
  • Excellent numeracy skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Effective time management skills;
  • Pro-active and self-motivated;
  • The ability to work well under pressure and strict deadlines.

If you would like to hear more details on this Payroll Officer vacancy, please submit your CV to Adam Curtis of ACS Automotive Recruitment Consultancy.