Payroll Officer:

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An experienced Payroll Clerk / Payroll Officer is responsible for ensuring that employees are paid accurately and to strict deadlines. Alongside managing employee details and working on various software packages Payroll Clerks / Payroll Officers are often tasked with liaising with employees and answering any queries that may arise. A career in payroll offers multiple job opportunities and sits within a finance or HR function.

A Payroll Clerk / Payroll Officer needs to possess excellent task management skills and be able to deliver results in fast paced environments. An overview of the responsibilities of a Payroll Clerk / Payroll Officer includes:

  • Overseeing weekly & monthly payrolls
  • Adding starters & leavers
  • Amendments to employee records including tax codes
  • Calculating national insurance and holiday entitlement
  • Calculating SSP, SMP & SPP
  • Generating P45 & P60’s
  • Auditing payroll data to ensure information is accurate and free of discrepancies
  • Working to strict deadlines
  • Query resolution
  • Attention to detail with a focus on accuracy
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Work well as part of a team (in a larger business)
  • A respect for confidentiality is essential

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