Job Description

  • Job Reference:969767LH_1669311001

  • Job Type: Temporary

  • Job Industry: Recruitment

  • Contact Name: Lois Holness

  • Job Location: Berkshire

  • Job Title: Payroll Officer

  • Job Salary: £13 - £15 Per Hour

Job Start Date: ASAP

Our Client is looking to appoint a Payroll/Finance Officer to be responsible for the central payroll function for School within Slough.

Role outline

* Ensuring that all employees are paid correctly and on time.
* Addressing and resolving all employee payroll and pension issues.
* Ensuring all relevant returns relating to payroll and pensions are submitted accurately in a timely manner.
* Maintaining various payroll and pension spreadsheets / databases and all relevant backup required for year-end statutory returns and audit purposes.
* Finance and admin tasks for school to be carried out as requested by the Finance Director including assistance with closing of accounts and statutory reporting requirements.

The successful candidate will have excellent Excel, Word and other Microsoft package knowledge.

The ability to adapt and learn the use of software packages unique to schools such as FMS.

Applicants must demonstrate the flexibility to work efficiently in a busy and fast moving environment, attention to detail and the ability to work to deadlines.

A good understanding of Finance procedures is essential although specific system training will be given to the right candidate.

Strong payroller with previous experience of working in a payroll/finance environment is essential for this role and those with school experience would be desirable.


* Work / liaise with all the schools HR or Finance representatives to ensure all payroll changes are updated in a timely manner. Ensure all staff changes and the financial impact thereof are reflected in the schools records as appropriate.
* Provide administration support and supply all payroll information to the 3rd party payroll provider to run payroll. This includes entering payroll changes (eg. Overtime, expenses, HMRC Tax code, student
* loans, Direct Earnings, MAT leave, sickness and any other changes. )
* Checking payroll, for all the schools within group, when it is returned by the payroll provider after amendments. Consultation with the FD as necessary with final sign off to be provided by the individual school Headteachers.
* Answer any financial payroll questions from Human Resources or schools as and when required.

* Register new employees with 3rd party pension providers and maintain details of all employees on the company pension scheme.
* Review and upload Teachers Pensions and 3rd party reports on a monthly basis.
* Answer any payroll and pension questions from employees as and when required
* Implement the government initiative auto-enrolment for both teachers’ and local government
* pension schemes
* Ensure that the government gender pay gap data is uploaded within the timescales set.
* Maintain spreadsheets required for monthly and year-end statutory returns. This includes monthly
* reports which are used to create full time equivalent status, pension’s reconciliation for April and
* payroll reconciliation for yearend accounts to agree with the Trial Balance.

* Ensure all Payroll data is current and up to date.
* Maintain Payslip access to all employees for the 3rd party payroll provide.
* Salary Statement for all teaching staff with the help of Human Resources.

* To carry out any financial tasks as required by the Finance Director, this may be at any school within Finance / Administration
* To post payroll information for each of the SEBMAT schools on FMS (Financial Management System-SIMS)
* Assist with bank reconciliations and month end procedures on FMS
* Assist with any accounting / financial/admin tasks as requested by the FD
* Any other tasks that may be required from time to time to be carried out at SEBMAT or any of its schools.

Performance Management

* To take part in the school’s staff development programme by participating in arrangements for further training and professional development.
* To actively engage in the Performance Management Review process.


* Ensure that all duties and services provided are in accordance with the School’s Equal Opportunities framework.
* Carry out any other duties as directed by the Headteacher or Finance Director, as may from time to time be agreed, in accordance with the nature of the job as described above.
* You are required to comply with the school’s Health and Safety policy and procedures at all times.



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